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jaydee67
03-05-2009, 06:57 PM
Today I made my second rope basket. I am using it as a planter and I'm pleased with it - I think I'm getting the hang of this now. The whole thing is made from beach combings. The base is a bucket lid, the sides and bindings are rope. I have lined it with a rabbit food bag and it's now home to a lavender plant.

... and yes, my fingers are sore and there's a blister where I pulled the bindings tight!

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beckyboo
03-05-2009, 07:48 PM
what a fantastic idea , recycling at it's best.....

what a lovely way to spend some spare time , beach combing..i'm very envious

greannancrafts
03-05-2009, 07:53 PM
That is lovely - when I lived on the Isle of Arran we used to find all sorts on the beach - I used many of the drift wood in plant/floral decorations.

Well done

Jane

Craftygran
03-05-2009, 08:00 PM
Great idea and a lovely colour too, looks fab with the plant in. I love plants in natural containers.

nettie
03-05-2009, 09:12 PM
You've made something lovely out of your finds and the lavender looks just right. I've seen that type of lavender before, is it French lavender or Butterfly lavender, something like that...do you know? It's very pretty :)

jaydee67
03-05-2009, 09:54 PM
Thanks, I think it's a butterfly lavender.

ernestmanning922
07-05-2009, 02:25 PM
Good work! Colors are good also.
Its a fantastic idea. Keep it up! :)

removed10
08-05-2009, 01:37 PM
It's awesome! How'd you get the sides to stay up?

jaydee67
09-05-2009, 02:38 PM
The binding is pulled pretty tight!

Critchley
09-05-2009, 04:27 PM
I love it. Much better than the usual terracotta. Has character.

cbld
10-05-2009, 09:30 AM
That looks really, really good! Very creative recycling!!

bodrighy
10-05-2009, 10:09 AM
Very neat. I like the 'tail' as well as it adds that little touch to it. Be interesting to see what you make of any old mooring rope you find:)

Pete

killercraft
18-05-2009, 02:49 AM
nice idea. looks cool. good way to use some old rope

wendy
20-05-2009, 11:50 PM
I love it! Fantastic use for a bit of old junk! Very creative, very stylish.

Love the colour too.

rosieandhim
20-05-2009, 11:57 PM
Fantastic, I love this sort of thing we have a bathroom cabinet made from driftwood and beech combed bits.

Lovely work.

Neesey
21-05-2009, 07:28 AM
REALLY LOVE THIS!!!!:mf:Just up my ally.Would look really great in my garden.I have a little corner in my shead that I put all my and my dog spottys beach finds.He is always bringing stuff back with him when he and I go out lol.I just can't bring myself to throw anything away lol

surfjewels
28-05-2009, 08:08 PM
looks great, love recycling and using old stuff.

Hannah.

goblindreams
16-07-2009, 03:46 PM
That's brilliant xx