8 DIY rope projects that you can totally make

I usually have rope lying around in my garage, but for the most part, it only makes an appearance in the summer when it's time to go on a camping trip!
However, rope can be transformed into all sorts of stunning things with just a little bit of creativity. Get ready to brighten up your home with a bit of nautical style!
1. DIY sisal lampshade (h/t Sand and Sisal)
This is such an easy way to transform a thrift store lampshade into a beautiful piece of decor! I love the natural look, but you could try painting stripes along the top and bottom of the shade if you want to give it a bit of extra pizzazz.
2. Nautical rope mirror (h/t The Lily Pad Cottage)
If a rope-covered lamp isn't quite your style, how about a nautical rope mirror like this one? It looks like something straight out of the pages of a home decor magazine!
3. Rope knot bookend (h/t Heart Maine Home)
This rope knot bookend is the perfect way to bring just a touch of nautical style into your home! If you don't need a new bookend right now, it would also make a nice piece of decor just on its own.
4. Rope pendant light (h/t Love Maegan)
No one really likes their old, ugly light fixtures, but buying new ones can be so expensive! Luckily, this rope pendant light is super easy to make yourself, and the materials don't cost much at all!
5. Beachy towel holder (h/t On My Honor)
If you're missing summer beach days, this rope towel holder is the perfect way to bring the spirit of summer into your home! This would be great for either bath towels or hand towels — you could even hang one in your kitchen!
6. Rope bangle bracelet (h/t Martha Stewart)
I had no idea I would love the combination of rope and metallic paint so much, but I'm totally in love with these fun bracelets! This technique could be used to make some pretty necklaces as well.
7. Woven jute table (h/t Design Sponge)
This woven jute table looks complicated to make, but you'll probably be surprised when you see how easy it actually is! This would also be a great way to make over a stool or any other piece of round furniture.
8. DIY rope basket (h/t IHeart Organizing)
Would you have ever guessed that this gorgeous rope basket was a DIY project? I don't think I would have, but it's the perfect place to store cozy blankets or extra pillows in your guest room!
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