Saturday, October 25, 2014

Wrapped Rope on Glass and Decoupaged Napkins




Yes, I'm still into decoupage and napkins.  I had one more technique, for now, that I wanted to try.  I had gotten containers on clearance sometime ago at Michaels that I just couldn't pass up.  They were eighty percent off and the tops in my favorite color  .  .  .  you know what that is, don't you!  Had no idea at the time what I would do with them. I only knew I had to sneak them in.  My hubby really doesn't mind what I buy  .  .  .  but he keeps saying whatever I bring in, I needed to get rid of something to avoid clutter.  Ha! Ha!  Silly man!  Anyway, I saw an adorable paper towel with matching colors of lavender flowers at Tuesday Morning last week and I knew immediately what I was going to make.

 
I started coiling clothesline rope I found in my garage on the bottom of the glass with hot glue every few turns .  .  .

 
going around and around  .  .  .

 
until I reached the area just below the top.
 
 
Next, I tore out the design on the napkin I wanted to use and applied mod podge to the cording.  At first, I laid the pattern on plastic wrap, applied mod podge and  tried to smooth it over the rope like I had done with my pumpkins.  I soon found out that this wouldn't work because when I went to remove the wrap, the napkin lifted too. OMG!  I panicked and quickly wiped everything off of the rope with a damp cloth. 
 

 
 
Plan B:  After sending a question to Patti who is an expert on decoupage, telling her what happened and with her quick response, I gathered up my nerves and started over, first tearing out another design,  applying mod podge to the area again, and gently laying the pattern over the mod podge.  This time I folded plastic wrap and gently pressed it all over the napkin.  And it worked!
 

 
The design on the napkin included a rope tied around the lavenders, so I tore another piece of napkin with the bow and mod podged  it over the first piece, matching lines.

 
And then I added a little design to the top.  Not so sure if I'm satisfied with this, but for now I'll let it stay on.
 
 


 
I like how the ridges of the rope show through on the napkin, giving it a
completely awesome look!

 
I made cute little lavender flowers using seed beads, hot glue and wire stem.


And placed them in one of the containers  .  .  .  so cute!
 
 
 
I'll do a "how to" on the flowers for my next post!

Stay tuned!
 
 
 



Take a little time to enjoy

and

Happy Crafting!




30 comments:

  1. These containers are so beautifully decorated, wow!!

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  2. I've never seen this technique before, interesting and pretty!

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  3. Putting decoupage over rope is a really cool idea! I've never seen it before. Visiting from the DIY Sunday Showcase!

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  4. I'm stopping in to say hi and that I've noticed your comments on a couple of blogs that I also following. One is Ordinary J who I see has already commented. I agree with her, your containers are gorgeous and I also like your beaded flowers. They must have taken some time to make! I need to get over to Michaels more often because I definitely missed out on some nice containers. I usually just paint the lids on Kirkland brand peanut containers and decoupage craft paper around the circumference. I never thought of paper towel designs. You have a very nice blog! I'll be sure to stop by again.

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  5. I love your pots, but the part I like best are your lavender stems made from beads. They are so realistic. Could you do a tutorial on this bit too?

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  6. This is really pretty. I love to mod podge, I may have to look for cute napkins to do something like this.

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  7. These are pretty! I thought they were real flowers glued on until I read the tutorial, very nice!

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  8. I love this technique Gail. The lavendar images look so textural over the rope. They turned our great. And those lavender flowers are amazing!

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  9. I've never seen this decoupaging technique! Very creative, and it turned out so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Turn To Shine! I hope we'll see you again this Thursday! -Amy

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  10. I agree with the other comments: very unique! The result is beautiful, too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Make It Monday!

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  11. The jars look like items at a high end gift shop. Such attention to detail matching the tie to the image. Lovely, Gail.

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  12. Gail, those little jars came out fantastic...you must have far more patience than I!
    Have a great week.

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  13. what an original idea. The pots look lovely and I really like the beaded flowers

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  14. Wow, that is so cute. Love the layer of texture you added with the rope and those flowers are just amazing.

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  15. Oh this is genius!
    Definitely pinning :)
    xx
    Mila
    milaslittlethings.com
    milawayable@gmail.com

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  16. Genius! I never would've thought to decoupage over such a bumpy surface but it looks amazing. Thanks so much for linking up at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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  17. These are so pretty. They'd make an amazing gift idea!

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  18. That is really neat. I had no idea you could decoupage onto rope like that!

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  19. Turned out beautiful. Love the way you used the rope to make the surface
    Lots of blessings from South Africa

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  20. Okay, I may have said this before, but THIS is absolutely my favorite project of yours....ever. I love it. The flowers just seem to come alive!

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  21. I am so going to make some of these. They are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing at the Southern Special #30. I featured your post from Sunday Special #29 where you decoupaged napkins onto pumpkins.

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  22. Gail, what a great new technique to try and the lavender was the perfect choice for you and your purples. My mother and grandmother would be in "purple heaven!" Thanks for sharing!
    JP

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  23. Goodness!! These are so darn cute!! I just love them!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment about my table for the Harvest Tea!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  24. Wow, these are gorgeous. When I first looked at the picture, I thought the flowers were real lavender and I thought you had added some to the jars because they look 3-D. The beaded flowers are so clever. Thank you so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  25. Wow! That is a super cool technique I have never seen. The rope texture adds so much to it and I love the lavender picture on the napkins. Thanks so much for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinning.

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  26. Oh my goodness Gail. These are fabulous. I love them. These will make beautiful home decor. Thanks so much for sharing these with us at The Southern Special.

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  27. Can you please tell me why you put plastic over the napkins? Your projects are wonderful~ Thank you!!

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  28. Gosh, Gail.... these are so beautiful! I love using napkins. I must find this print! :)
    Thank you so much for sharing at Creative Craft Challenge!

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  29. Did you mod podge the rest of the roping or just the area you put the lavender on? Is there anything else you can use besides the mod podge? Cou;ld the whole thing be sealed with apoly or soemthing to keep it from getting dirty and dusty?

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