Natural fibers are slowly making a comeback in home décor. They are warm, neutral, textured and can be used almost everywhere. One natural fiber that’s easy to use is sisal rope. It creates a rustic, sophisticated look and can make a home look like a posh country house. If you have some time on your hands, try this weekend DIY project. It is visually appealing and will give your home lots of texture.
Weekend DIY Project: How to Make a Rope Chandelier
Image via: Mindy Weiss
One 1/2-inch spool of sisal rope (100 feet)
One 3/8-inch spool of sisal rope (100 feet)
A small hula hoop
A wooden spoon (or popsicle stick)
Hot glue gun and sticks
Some strips of duct tape
- Use the handsaw to cut the hula hoop and pour out the beads inside.
- Check if the hula hoop fits in the chandelier’s interior. If it doesn’t, reduce it with the scissors. It should fit snugly under the light holders on the chandelier.
- Turn the chandelier upside down and begin wrapping the 1/4 inch rope around the extensions. Affix with hot glue. Use the wooden spoon to hold down the first portion of the rope to avoid finger burns. Apply a lot of glue to make sure the rope doesn’t slip.
- Hide the rope ends by adding more rope and continuing up. Wrap the rope to the top.
- Wrap the 3/8-inch rope around the hula hoop. You can also use the 1/4 inch rope if you want.
- When you get close to the end, place the hula hoop inside the chandelier and glue its ends together with the super glue. Secure the ends with duct tape.
- Cut small pieces of rope and wrap them around the circular top part of your chandelier. Attach them with hot glue.
- Use twine to secure the hula hoop to each extension of the chandelier.
- Hang the chandelier in the most desirable place.
Image via: Pottery Barn
This rope chandelier will look good in your lounge, living room, or dining room. You will love the way it brightens up your home. Don’t be surprised if you love this weekend DIY project so much you start dreaming up other rope projects. While it requires significant time and effort, the results are worth it. You can enlist the help of your family or friends if you are making more than one chandelier.
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