DIY Rope Bracelet Anthropologie Inspired

DIY Rope Bracelets Anthropologie Hack

I feel in love with the Rope Hawley Bracelet on Anthropologie a couple of weeks ago, but as we all know that store can be a bit pricey $118 to be exact! I knew I could make one myself using a nautical ship knot I have on my mantle. That thing has been all over my house. It never really fit in with my home decor, so I decided to make something useful out of it! Cool Rope Bracelets!!!

So off to the craft store I went to figure out how to make a similar but prettier version of this unique bracelet. I needed huge beads that would fit two strands of rope through the middle of it, well no such luck finding those.

So I knew I had to improvise! I searched around Michaels for a substitution and what I found will make you laugh. I spotted glow stick bracelets in a super hard cardboard tube in the dollar section of Michaels. I tested them for sturdiness and brought them home to make my own beads! Crazy right! Here’s how I did it!

DIY Rope Bracelet Anthropologie Inspired #anthrohack


  • Cotton cording for upholstery
  • Embroidery floss, Bakers twine and/or cording in various colors
  • Hard cardboard tubing
  • Large Bead Landing Round & Round Decorative Rings (Michaels)
  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • Scrapbook decorative fabric sticker strips in chevron and cork, (Michaels)
  • Floral tape
  • Scissors
  • Gold metallic spray paint
  • Hot glue and gun

supplies to make rope bracelets

Cut your rope as neatly on the ends as possible to fit your wrist. Leave a little room for trimming on the ends. (Mine ended up being around 9 inches). Put your hot glue gun on a cool setting so you can touch the glue before it’s dry. Glue the rope ends and twist tightly to seal them. Then cut the tip of the glued end off so it is flat. Do the same with the other side. Add your beads.

rope bracelets

To make the beads: The ones I purchased by Bead Landing were a tarnished color and since I am on a gold jewelry kick these days,  I spray painted them with gold paint! They came out fabulous!  Hot glue the strip to the tube. You could go one more step and decoupage them to make them shiny.  I like the fabric and cork texture so I left them as is. Add the rings to your ropes and hot glue the ends together.

Paper tube

Cut paper tube

Now for the large bead: Take your cardboard tube, remove the wrapper and ends. Measure the width of  your scrapbook strips and cut your tube with a sharp kitchen knife to match the dimensions. Sawing slowly with a sharp kitchen knife so not to tear the tube. Trim with scissors.

Appy Cork to tube

Hot glue the strip to the tube. You could go one more step and decoupage them to make them shiny.  I like the fabric and cork texture so I left them as is. Add the rings to your ropes and hot glue the ends together.

Add plant tape

The next step I did was wrap floral tape to the seams of the ropes where you hot glued them together. You can skip this step if your bracelets are nice and smooth at the seams. Mine were a little sloppy so I wrapped them with tape to even out the texture, that way the floss would go on more smoothly. Some of them were a little tricky to get smooth out but I don’t mind how they look. The pics show all the flaws, they look better in person. When you are wearing them you can’t really tell how smooth they are anyway. Take the end of your floss and little hot glue and glue it to the rope. Wrap your floss over and over tightly. Bend the rope, check for openings in the floss and wrap again. Hot glue the finished end of the floss down.Wrapping takes a little bit of practice, but once you get in the groove it gets easier.

And that’s it! I love them! I actually love them more than the Anthropologie Hawley Bracelet, especially that Chevron one!

DIY Rope Bracelet

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Chevron Rope Bracelet

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77 thoughts on “DIY Rope Bracelet Anthropologie Inspired

  1. These are great! I like yours way better than the Anthro ones – theirs look more like a kindergarten craft project! $118 – seriously?! (Anthro is generally over-priced! I collect cute kitchen towels and found their $24 ones at World Market for $8 – just sayin’)

  2. What a party last week on Friday Flash Blog! Thanks for joining us. I hope you’ve visited some of the other community members and you’re having a splendid week.


  3. Aren’t you clever?! These are so pretty. I saw them on Anthropologie also and yours are so much better. I’m so glad you joined us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

    1. I got it on vacation in Savannah, GA a couple of years ago. You can use cotton Upholstery cording found in a fabric store.

  4. Kim, I LOVE these! Found your post featured on Titi’s Blog Hop and had to stop by. Would you please come over to my site on Tuesday for my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop (sounds silly, doesn’t it? It is a day early this week!) I hope to see you there!

    Ducks ‘n a Row

  5. Thank you so much for stopping by and linking this up at Bewitch Me & Titi! You are being featured tomorrow!!! Yayyyy Hope to have you there tomorrow with a new awesome creation and grabbing your featured button!!!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend so far!

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

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  7. Goodness, Kim, your post has received A LOT of love! Thank you for sharing this collection in our Bowdabra Crafty Showcase. What a beautiful, inspired idea.

    Your project is in our Feature Friday post and think it would be great to make and give to mom or any female on Mother’s Day! Stop over and see your feature. This means, too, that we pinned you to our Feature Friday Board on Pinterest and gave you a Facebook shout out!

    Thanks for sharing with us each week!
    Susie @

  8. Thanks, Kim, for showing how to do this bracelet. It’s PINNED and will be featured at the new party tonight!! You’re the best! Linda

  9. Wow! Ah-mazing! Those Anthro bracelets are such a steep price and you created ones that are better, in my opinion 😉 Thanks so much for linking this up to Give Me The Goods Monday. Hope to see you again next week 😉
    Jamie @

  10. Those are amazing! I love them and can’t wait to try making these cute, stylin’ bracelets. We are DIY’ers too and following you from the Brag About It hop. I am so glad to have found your blog. You can visit us too sometime at

  11. This is AWESOME!! I hope you are opening an Etsy shop! This would be a huge hit! I am heading over to your facebook to give you a new like!

  12. OMG these are fabulous!! I’m doing inventory in my head… and I think I have everything to make it lol. Pinning!!

    Jenny from

  13. I love the bracelets you’ve created. In fact I think I might use your wonderful tutorial to make my daughter some. Thanks for sharing.
    Ali x

  14. I LOOOOOVE it!!!! Super nice and crafty tutorial, I gotta make one! Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to have this in my Link Party that is live today! Yayyyy so cool!

    Hope you are having an awesome weekend…

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

  15. Hi Kim, I love these! Saw them at the What’s Shaken link party. Thank you so much for sharing these – pinned and shared on my FB page! Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Oh my gosh! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these bracelets! I wouldn’t pay $118 for them, but I’d probably pay $45 for them, so I’m glad to know I can make them myself…I’m just worried I wouldn’t make them as well as you do!

    FYI: I’m visiting from the blog hop. Have a great day! :-)

  17. Cute! I wish there were an Anthropologie anywhere near me – people seem to find such great things to make inspired by them!

  18. Love these?? I scanned but may have missed where you said – did you just use rings (like for your fingers) on these? They’re gorgeous! The tubes were brilliant!

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