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. Oh. Em Ge. What a great idea! It came out great, how creative! And I love your name. 🙂
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  2. I’ve been wanting to make one of these for awhile but I was unsure how to make it. Thanks for the directions.

  3. I love this! I never in a million years would have guessed that your end result is made out of a record. I’ve seen the record bowls, but I love how you used the twine. It looks absolutely fantastic!

    Stopping by from Check Me Out Saturdays! 🙂

  4. Um, yeah! I love this!! The only reason I wasn’t a huge fan of the record bowls was because I didn’t like how the recored looked – but covering it with jute? Genius! I love how yours turned out!

  5. Love this idea! This one is getting pinned! I am looking for bloggers to participate in 25 Day’s of Christmas Blogshare…check out the post and leave a comment if you are interested in participating!

  6. How fun! These record bowls seem to be the craze right now. There were everywhere at a recent craft show. Yours is so fun!!!

  7. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I’ve got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I’m your newest follower! 😉

  8. Hi there, how fabulous is that bowl. Who would have thought that it started out as a records. Well done and thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris