Grab some rope and start braiding. You're gonna fall in love with these 7 DIYs

There are many raw materials used for crafting. Sometimes, you don't even have to take a trip to the craft store to find supplies; they're already in your house. Ropes are useful for a number of functions, and when it comes to crafting, they're just plain fun!
Ropes come in different widths and colors, and add a rustic type of charm to any DIY. They're also tough, sturdy, and durable, making them perfect for home and garden DIYs.
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1. Doormat (h/t Martha Stewart)
Create a doormat with a slightly nautical flair using thin, braided rope. It's perfect for your patio door!
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2. Dog leash (h/t Lia Griffith)
Create a shabby chic dog leash using braided rope and leather accents. It's tough enough to withstand your dog pulling on it, and it has a cool country look.
3. Small basket (h/t Crafts Unleashed)
There's just something eye-catching about using rope. Check out this cute little basket you can set on your desk. It's a perfect catch-all for pens, pencils, and other small supplies and has a distinct look.
4. Holiday wreath (h/t I Spy DIY)
Cute and cozy, a rope wreath is the perfect addition to your front door, or looks pretty inside your home. Use any types of accents you like to create a wreath to complement holidays or for the changing seasons.
5. Necklace (h/t Lovely Indeed)
Make your own jewelry using slender pieces of rope. This is a piece you can create in under an hour, and imagine how cute it will look with your summer sundresses and sandals!
6. Mirror (h/t Curbly)
Liven up a plain mirror with braided rope. Any basic mirror can get a makeover with this easy DIY using slim pieces of rope you braid. Use several mirrors of different sizes and group them together for visual appeal.
7. Napkin rings (h/t I Spy DIY)
Napkin rings come to life with dip-dyed cotton rope. They make a great addition to your table when it comes to throwing a party or reception.
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