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    Decorate Like Crate & Barrel On A Budget With These Beautiful Twine Bowls

    You'll totally rope 'em in...

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    Want to be like Martha this holiday but feeling more like Snoop?


    Step it up with this super easy but super sweet twine bowl.

    Here's what you'll need...

    * Wood glue ($5.84)

    * Rope ($7.95)

    * Scissors ($7.99)

    * Paint brush ($6.99)

    * Plastic wrap ($8.74)

    * Glass bowl ($6.94)

    * Fabric Stiffener ($8.24)

    You can find the whole list of supplies already bookmarked and ready for purchase at Amazon here.

    1. Wrap the bottom of a small bowl ($6.94) with two pieces of plastic wrap.

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    Lay the two pieces perpendicularly and tightly fold both under the lip of the bowl.

    FYI, the glass bowl is just the form for your rope bowl, and it will emerge from this project unharmed.

    2. Pour a generous amount of glue ($5.84)on the bottom of the bowl and spread it evenly with your brush.

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    Move quickly to the next step so the glue does not have time to dry.

    3. While the glue is still wet, tightly coil two loops of rope ($7.95) and press it into the center of the bowl.

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    Coil the rope, holding the spiral tightly so that it does not unwrap before the glue has time to dry.

    4. When you reach the outside of the end of the bowl, paint glue onto the sides. Continue wrapping the rope until the entire bowl is covered.

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    It's best to apply the glue little by little so that it does not dry before you can coil the rope.

    5. Cut the rope when you reach the lip of the bowl, then add a dab of extra glue to assure the end is secured.

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    6. Spray fabric stiffener all over the rope.

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    Fabric stiffener makes the rope hold it's shape.

    7. Let the bowl dry overnight without removing the glass bowl.

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    8. The next day, pull the bowl out and peel the plastic away.

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    And voila! You're fabulous overnight.

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    This neat trick will come in handy again and again.

    Use them to deck your halls...

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    To spice up a gift...

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    Or just to store your crap.

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    9. Follow the full tutorial here.

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