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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!
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
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.
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.
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 :)
03-05-2009, 09:54 PM
Thanks, I think it's a butterfly lavender.
07-05-2009, 02:25 PM
Good work! Colors are good also.
Its a fantastic idea. Keep it up! :)
08-05-2009, 01:37 PM
It's awesome! How'd you get the sides to stay up?
09-05-2009, 02:38 PM
The binding is pulled pretty tight!
09-05-2009, 04:27 PM
I love it. Much better than the usual terracotta. Has character.
That looks really, really good! Very creative recycling!!
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:)
18-05-2009, 02:49 AM
nice idea. looks cool. good way to use some old rope
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.
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.
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
28-05-2009, 08:08 PM
looks great, love recycling and using old stuff.
16-07-2009, 03:46 PM
That's brilliant xx
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