Pottery Barn Inspired Rope Wrapped Hurricane

I love home decor items from Pottery Barn, but I don't always love the price tags. I recently decided to redecorate one of our bathrooms with a nautical theme. I found a fantastic rope wrapped hurricane from Pottery Barn that would go great in the bathroom, but it was way out of my price range. It was time to make my own instead!

Pottery Barn Aegean Hurricanes

All you need for this project is some rope, a glue gun, and a hurricane container. I found my rope at Wal-Mart and my glass hurricane at the Dollar Tree. I already had the mini glue gun (which you can tell by it's old and grungy appearance). 

It's a really simple process. You're just going to start gluing and wrapping your way around the bottom of the hurricane. 

Be sure to press the rope into the glass and keep your rows of rope stacked tightly together. You don't want gaps between your rope. 

The hardest part is just being patient. I found myself humming the Jeopardy music while I worked. 

Once you are satisfied with how high your rope is wrapped, you can cut the end and glue it down. I didn't want the extra rope hanging off like the Pottery Barn version, but you could certainly leave a tail dangling down. You can also wrap the whole hurricane instead. Play around with it and see what you like best. 

I love how it turned out, and I can't wait to build my collection of nautical items to decorate my bathroom. 

So here's the cost breakdown:

Rope - $5 for 100ft. I used just under 14ft = 70cents
Glass Hurricane - $1.00
Two glue sticks - estimated 30cents 

TOTAL - $2.00

That's a lot better than $39.50! It's not the same size as the Pottery Barn hurricane, and I know the rope looks different, but it achieves the overall effect I was looking for, and I didn't have to break the bank to get it. What else does this project inspire you to create?

1 comment:

Katie said...

Well done! I could see dying the rope with a little tea or something too to give it that aged look.