Jute Rope Bowl

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. This is really kewl, Would luv for my readers to see this awesome idea, will you please join our weekly party at
    have a great crafting weekend!

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

  4. 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! :)

  5. Ok that is just simple fantastic!! Love it!


  6. I am SOoooooOOooo stealing this idea!! I can’t wait to make one with my girl!

  7. What a clever idea. ANd it turned out so adorable. Great idea especially when kids are present. I would love it if you could link this up at our linky party going on right now.


  8. What a good idea, it turned out great!
    Wish you a good day :)

  9. what a fab idea ! So creative

  10. wow! so creative and a great way to repurpose!

  11. 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!

  12. wow! this is amazing, what a talent you have. I love the idea, thank you for sharing it with us. I am your new GFC(wifetoalineman02) follower here. Dropping some love for Friendly Friday Blog Hop, hope that you can return the favor too.


  13. I want it!! So creative!!!

  14. OMG KAra!!!! This is amazing! You are so creative. I love this!!! really amazing!

  15. 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!

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

  17. 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! 😉

  18. Wow! So cool! You are a very patient lady! I’ll see what record my honey will let me melt down!lol
    Gen, from http://www.cabinfeveredgem@blogspot.com

  19. 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

  20. What a great idea. I am definitely adding this to my project list (no just have to find the time for it!)

  21. This is so cool! I can’t wait to try this myself!

  22. Wow, how did you come up with this?! It’s INCREDIBLE!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  23. super cute! and original. :-) always impressive…

  24. 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.

  25. 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…”!


  26. 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

  27. 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! 😉

  28. Awesome! Such a clever idea! Love the result!

  29. Very clever!

  30. 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


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