5 Things to Do With Rope

It's knot hard at all to make these stylish projects from HGTV Magazine .
By: Jodi Kahn

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (Crafting by Ashley Page Norton)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (Crafting by Ashley Page Norton)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (Crafting by Ashley Page Norton)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (Crafting by Ashley Page Norton)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (Crafting by Ashley Page Norton)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Form Bowls

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. Rope: New England spun classic 1/4" 3-strand polyester rope, 50 cents per foot, sailrite.com; Crafts paint: Americana Neons acrylic in sizzling pink, $2 for 2 ounces, and Craft Smart acrylic in neon yellow and neon orange, $1 for 2 ounces, all michaels.com

Add Handles to a Tray

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. Rope 1/4" manila rope, $6 per 50 feet, homedepot.com; Trays: Blond kiri trays, $24 each, jamaligarden.com; Spray paint: Key Lime by Rust-Oleum, and Ballet Slipper and Mambo Pink by Krylon, all in gloss finish

Make a Knot Lamp

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. Rope: 5/8" 3-strand cotton rope, $1 per foot, knotandrope.com; Lamp kit: Lamp Kit with 10" pipe and 8" harp, $8.50, nationalartcraft.com; Lamp base: 5"-diameter walnut-finish hardwood round lamp base, $7.50, nationalartcraft.com; Lampshade: Peyton shade in navy, $35, pbteen.com

Loop It Into a Towel Ring

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. Ropes: 1" manila rope, $1 per foot, knotandrope.com; 1/4" manila rope, $6 per 50 feet, homedepot.com; Drawer pull: 4" Aubrey pull in polished chrome, $13, restorationhardware.com

Coil It Into a Mat

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. Water-resistant rope and a duct tape backing make this one sturdy mat! Rope: 3/8" polypropylene rope in blue with yellow tracer and yellow with red tracer, $6.50 each for 50 feet, qualitynylonrope.com

Know the Ropes

Top to Bottom: Cotton. Use this soft, easy-to-work-with rope, which comes in various thicknesses, for indoor projects. Manila. A classic natural rope, it works indoors and out. Find it in thickness up to 2 inches. Braided Nylon. This flexible rope can be found in a wide variety of colors. Polyester. A slightly stiffer option, this paintable rope comes in white, black, tan, and blue. Polypropylene Utility Cord. This soft, water-resistant workhorse if often made up of two or three colors. Polypropylene. This water-resistant rope is great outdoors and comes in many thicknesses.