DIY Book Page Rope Bowl

DIY book page rope bowl -
I feel like I have a lot of decorative bowls that simply do not fit my decor style anymore. I didn’t want to throw this particular bowl out so I came up with an idea to update it that gave it a whole new look that earned it a spot back in our home again. This DIY book page rope bowl didn’t take too long to make & for me it was practically free because I already had the items that I needed. I have yet to put anything in the lovely bowl, it’s just sitting in our guest bedroom looking better than it ever did. The bowl before was not terrible, but it had a design on the inside, & wasn’t being used for anything at the moment. & nothing is safe when I have a glue gun in my hand ;)

{Photo via Instagram @lizmariegalvan}


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This project was one of those projects that I sat down to do {a few months ago!} & just went with it, no photos, no thinking about it, just sat down while I watched a movie and crafted me a rope bowl. So I’m sorry that there is no step by step photos. For the rope, you can choose any size & get it from multiple places. I had a spool of twine laying around, but it would have been a lot easier with rope that was a little bit thicker because it is a large bowl. I simply wrapped the bowl in twine & hot glued in sporadic places as I went. I would recommend starting at the top, I did not & I have awkward ending points around the rim of the bowl that would be more hidden at the bottom. Just my two cents. For the book page part on the inside I simply ripped up pages in an old book that I had lying around {I believe it was a book about Hilary Clinton that I got in a free pile at a garage sale. hilarious} I used modge podge to apply the book pages inside the bowl, and used another layer of modge podge on top of all the pieces once the inside of the bowl was covered to seal the pages in. That’s it. You have yourself a DIY book page rope bowl.

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There you have it my lovely rope bowl.  What do you think of it? Have you updated an old bowl before? What did you do? Have you used these methods? I would love to hear about it!


  1. This is so fun!!

  2. OMG I did the same with my office bin and pencil cup a while ago!!It’s great!I love it! :)

  3. Dawn Cooper says:

    I love it!! Not sure mine would turn out that nice!

  4. JaneEllen says:

    Love that bowl. The smaller twine looks good but as you said would have been quicker with larger rope/twine. Good to have tip to start at top of bowl, makes sense. I’ll be sure to do that. I really love how it looks, very now. Great job. Will have to go look at some of my bowls to see if one of them is a good candidate for this project.

  5. That looks so cool! I have a few bowls lying around that could use this treatment.

  6. Oh, I love this! I might have to make one! :)

  7. OOO! I love this! What a great idea!

  8. Love the texture and the book page inside is so fun!

  9. This is so bautiful!!!I will try it right now!!I’m impresed!

  10. How pretty! The book pages are a really nice touch. I have PLENTY of bowls that could use some revamping!

  11. This is absolutely beautiful! I’m going to be on the hunt for a bowl this shape and size now. Thx for sharing!

  12. I love this Liz Marie! It’s so pretty!

  13. This is so pretty Liz! I love the rope and book page combo! I want to make one :)

  14. I found your rope bowl makeover on craftgawker, I love that site. I fell in love with the new look of your updated bowl, such a clever idea. ;o)

  15. Just wanted to stop by again and let you know you’re my craft of the week! Thx for sharing such a beautiful project.

  16. Hi, LizMarie! I love this and featured it as one of my top 3 favorites from our Home{work} Wednesday link party. I hope you’ll link up again because I love looking at your creativity!

  17. This is a seriously fabulous idea… I have to make some… or many. Would make perfect gifts!!

  18. I have a couple of ceramic bowls that have chips/cracks in them. I’ve been looking for something to do to them. This project is perfect for them! Thanks for sharing this.

  19. Erica @ Craftivity Designs says:

    Such a great project, I love the book pages inside! I featured you today on my Kick-Off Friday post. Have a great weekend!

    Erica @ Craftivity Designs

  20. I love this bowl. It is so super sweet! I am seriously making one this week! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  22. So fun! Saw this on CraftGawker and immediately put it on my favorites list. I didn’t have a “yucky” bowl to get rid of, so I just used paper mache to cover a bowl that I had, then removed it and put the rope around. I posted mine on my blog, with my tutorial, if any of your readers want a step by step, or don’t have a bowl to get rid of. It turned out great! Maybe not as permanent as yours, but it will work until my tastes in decorating change. :-)
    Here’s my link:

  23. No but I have a lovely gold bowl almost like this with a crack in it. This will be ideal for me to use for this project. Just pray I have the patience to do it and finish..

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