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DIY Plastic Straw And Rope Wall Hanging

DIY Plastic Straw And Rope Wall Hanging
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

There's something about a rope wall hanging that's one part nostalgic and one part contemporary... and totally appealing to the hidden bohemian in me. So when I realized that IKEA's Sötvatten straws fit perfectly on this white rope, I knew what I had to do.   

 

DIY Plastic Straw And Rope Wall Hanging
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

The wall hanging that I came up with has a stair-step shape, with a bit of a southwestern feel and fun tassels as a finishing touch. And today I'm going to share the simple tutorial with you!

DIY Plastic Straw And Rope Wall Hanging
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Here's what you'll need for your plastic straw and rope wall hanging:

 

DIY Plastic Straw And Rope Wall Hanging
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Begin by cutting 20 straws in half using a sharp pair of scissors.

DIY Plastic Straw And Rope Wall Hanging
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Next, cut your rope. You will need:

 

  • (8) 26 inch long pieces 
  • (8) 35 inch long pieces 
  • (4) 44 inch long pieces 
DIY Plastic Straw And Rope Wall Hanging
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Fold them all in half and lay them out as shown above, with the 44 inch long pieces in the middle, the 35 inch long pieces surrounding them and the 26 inch long pieces on the outside.

DIY Plastic Straw And Rope Wall Hanging
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Beginning in the middle, pull the folded sides of the rope underneath the dowel and slip the cut ends through them to attach them to the rod. Do this for every piece of rope.

DIY Plastic Straw And Rope Wall Hanging
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Slide the straws onto the bottoms of each of the ropes, and tie a knot underneath each one. Leave the knots loose so you can make each section even all at once. 

DIY Plastic Straw And Rope Wall Hanging
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Use a fine tooth comb to brush out the ends of the ropes. This will create a fluffy tassel on the bottom of each rope. Trim the ends, so each section is the same length.

DIY Plastic Straw And Rope Wall Hanging
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Last, cut a 24 inch piece of rope to create a hanger. Tie one end to each side of the dowel rod.

DIY Plastic Straw And Rope Wall Hanging
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

And you're finished! Who would've thought that IKEA drinking straws could look so chic?

DIY Plastic Straw And Rope Wall Hanging
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

The shape and the blue color give it a bit of a southwestern feel, while the crisp white rope makes it look quite contemporary.

DIY Plastic Straw And Rope Wall Hanging
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

You could experiment with the shape and color scheme of this piece... how about using different colored straws or a triangle shape? The possibilities are endless!

DIY Plastic Straw And Rope Wall Hanging
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