Sisal Rope Vase

Rope Vase JuteI bought this huge vase a couple of years ago at my favorite Goodwill and I had planned to make it over with spray paint. But, like a lot of my crafty ideas I fell out of love with it and it found a new space on the back of my basement. 

Eventually the trends change and a couple of month later I was out shopping and saw a expensive rope basket vase. I knew then how I could make that crazy 80’s vase modern awesome! Here’s how I did he transformation~

Sisal Rope Vase


  • Large vase
  • 250 ft (2 1/2 rolls) Blue Hawk Twisted Sisal Rope for landscaping
  • Hot glue & gun
  • Brown spray paint
  • Mini Wax Wood Finish Stain Spray Paint in Early American #230
  • **UPDATE:  Dark colored rope is now sold in stores, so that would eliminate the need for the staining of the vase. At the time of this post they did not sell the dark rope, so I improvised! If you have dark rope please skip the staining process on this post.



spray paint vase

Spray paint the vase with brown spray paint and let it dry overnight.

Wrap Vase with Sisal Jute ropeStart wrapping and hot gluing the rope at the top edge. Make the rows as close together as you can get them. As you can see mine needed to be a little closer. Oops….oh well I still love it… hey, it adds character! Then I went back and wrapped the rope on the inner vase opening last.

If you can not find dark rope: Spray vase with the Wood Finish to stain the rope. Wear a glove and rub the stain in after each coat. I used the whole can. Love that they make this stain in a spray can! That’s it! Soo easy and that 80’s vase looks so much better! Welcome to the 21st century!


Check out more of my Craft Projects~

DIY Rope Lantern vase

DIY Rope Lanterns & Craft Gallery

Rope MirrorRope Mirror Ballard Inspired

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30 thoughts on “Sisal Rope Vase

  1. Hi. Love the vase especially the spray stain in a can; however, I cannot find it at the Minwax site. Can you tell me where you purchased it? I copied and pasted your exact wording in the tutorial. Do you have a picture of the can?
    Mini Wax Wood Finish Stain Spray Paint in Early American #230.

  2. LOVE! I have a vase that’s going to get this treatment as soon as I can find my roll of twine in the garage. Thanks for linking up.

  3. What a great new look! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  4. Love it! My mom has a large vase just like that…I am thinking I may have to sneak it out of her house and do this too! I am hosting my 2nd link party, and would love for you to add this along with anything else you like!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  5. Wow! That turned out awesome!! I’m sure it took quite a bit of time, but the end result is great!

  6. Love the vase. I love anything with sisal though, so I’m an easy mark! I’m working on adding sisal to our dining room chairs right now.


  7. Super cute! Would you ever be interested in guest posting on my blog? if you want the details, just email me 🙂

  8. yes, it DOES look awesome.

    Thank you for your contribution to our ‘Time for a Party’ link-up. Tomorrow we’ll open a new party at and we’d love to see you there then again with a beautiful project like this.

    Till then! Keep up that great creativity!!!

  9. this turned out so awesome! I love the look of rope and other natural fibers !

  10. love this! it looks so great and I love the look of rope, natural fibers mixed with other combinations… thanks for sharing your “how to” tip!

  11. I love it SO much! Thank you so much for linking this up, I love this vase, what a fun transformation. I’m featuring it today on Topsy Turvy Tuesdays

  12. Wow! This is stunning! I never would have thought to use rope on the vase, but it adds just depth and texture.

    Hope you’ll link up to my new link party!

    Mauvin’ Monday

    Jessica, your newest follower.

  13. This is adorable! I hope you’ll link it up to my new linky party! I’m a new follower! Hope you’ll stop by and follow along if you’d like!

    Mallory @ Classy Clutter

  14. Love your vase! I didn’t realize they make stain in a spray can! Awesome! I’ve always avoided stain because it was so messy and looked hard to use. I think I could so do that!

    Thanks for sharing your project!


  15. I’m new to your blog and I love it!! You have some really fantastic ideas here. Can’t wait to see what else you come up with. I’ve shared this particular post on my blog as I think my readers will enjoy it as much as I have.

  16. Looks fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this last weekend at Inspiration Friday! 🙂

  17. Very lovely! I have a few vases sitting around that could use this!

  18. Fantastic project!!! I’ve been wanting to do something similar with candle holders for the longest time – well, your results cinch it; and now, I’ve got some vases to cover too!!!!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Take care,

  19. What?! I didn’t know they made stain in a spray form! How awesome! I love how it tempered down the new rope! The vase looks awesome now!

  20. Hi Kim, Very clever idea. Staining it first was a great idea. Have a great week. Joyous Wishes, Linda

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