So I don’t know about you guys, but I have been lusting over these jute wrapped Ballard Demijohns for forever. I just love the textural look of all the little rope knots! But with the mid-sized one at $59 and the large one at $129 – I have been forced to love them from afar.
But when I was cleaning out some stuff – I came across a roll of jute twine and a heavy weight vase. And my curiosity got the best of me so I decided to try it out on my own. I started by wrapping it once around the bottom of vase and tying it off.
Then I took it up to the top of the vase and wrapped it once there too. Now – I had a bottom and top area to anchor off off as I did my crosses back and forth.
I went up and down. Around and around. And at each cross of the twine – I knotted it. And then tied it back to the top and bottom each time I got there.
At first, it went pretty quickly. But as I got more and more layers on – it took longer and longer to tie off. I did make sure as I went that I straightened out my lines and made sure they were tight! I think it took me about 30-40 minutes to complete the whole thing.
So here is the finished project! Not quite a demijohn – but I really like how it turned out! And I think the rope work on it looks pretty close to my inspiration piece!
I have some of my best girlfriends coming into town for a little girls weekend this weekend! I think this vase with some fresh spring flowers will be just the thing to brighten up my dining room table!
So what do you think? Did I capture the style?
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