Jute Rope Bowl

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I’m so excited to share this tutorial with you all today!  I shared this tutorial a few weeks ago on Sew Can Do and now I want to share it with all of you.

I have been racking my brain for months on how to create a fun, unique fruit bowl.  I knew it couldn’t be glass because Connor is always reaching for fruit.  I also knew I didn’t want to spend more than $10 because I’m cheap!

Can you guess what it’s made out of? 
Did anyone guess a vinyl record?

After looking around for inspiration, I decided to combine two ideas that I came across:  a vinyl record bowl and a rope bowl.

This is all you need:

  • a vinyl record
  • jute rope
  • glue gun and glue sticks

Heat oven to 200 degrees.  Then place the record on top of the glass bowl.  I also placed my bowl on a cookie sheet so it was easier to put in and take out of the oven.

Place in oven for about 8 minutes.
Remove from oven.  Turn the bowl over and place record inside bowl.  Place back in oven for about 5 minutes.
Take out and push record inside of the bowl.  Let cool and then remove from bowl.

Heat up our glue gun and start gluing the jute rope to the vinyl record bowl.  I started on the bottom outside of the bowl.  Just keep putting glue on the vinyl record and gluing the rope to the bowl.

And keep gluing and wrapping.  Once you reach the rim of the bowl, start gluing to the inside.

Then fill your adorable, unique bowl with whatever you want!

This bowl cost around $5.00 to make.  The vinyl record was $1.00 from a local thrift store.  The rope was around $3.00 and I needed glue sticks that I got for $1.00.

Can’t beat that price!!  So what do you think?  My favorite part is that it isn’t perfectly round and each bowl would be different.

I hope this inspires you to make your own bowl using a vinyl record and jute rope.

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  1. What an adorable bowl! I have been looking for jute to do a jute bowl too. Where did you get yours so cheap? I feel like I keep seeing jute for much more but I’m a newbie so I may not be looking in the right spot.

  2. Kara, I’ve made the record bowls, but your idea about covering them with jute really has me wowed! Brilliant!

    In this week of Thanksgiving I especially want you to know how grateful I am to have you be a part of the creative spirit and camaraderie at Rook No. 17. Thank you for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”!


  3. l would love to do some of your fantastic projects. Do you have any where, where l could print some of these things up. Thanking you in advance~ Lou-Ellen

  4. Super cool bowl! Love it!!! I’ll be hunting for old records next time I’m at the thrift shop for sure.
    Great job…New follower here! 😉

  5. Love your blog and this project with jute – I’m AMAZED by your jute projects! They’re so creative and beautiful! Wanted to let you know I featured this project in my roundup of jute craft projects here too. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist