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assorted colored cotton tassels
1 yard of hemp twine
With a seam ripper, remove the string attached to the top of each tassel.
Tie a double knot at the end of the twine. Thread the other end through an embroidery needle and push it through the bottom of a tassel.
Pull the twine through until it stops at your double knot. Tie another double knot about an inch from the top of the tassel.
Thread on another tassel and push it down until it hits the double knot. Continue adding knots and tassels until you’ve reached the desired amount of tassels for one side. Once you’re ready to start the other side, leave 3 inches from the top of the last tassel and the following knot.
This time, you’ll thread the tassel on from the top and then tie a double knot. Continue adding tassels and tying double knots until you’ve reached the desired length. Trim away any access twine.
Tie the charm around the handle of any bag and your bag is stylishly ready for the beach.
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One Kings Lane Exclusive Rope Project for Design Sponge
This shipshape shelving is made out of two precut wood planks, rope, and a little nautical hardware. This piece looks especially chic when placed in a utilitarian space like a kitchen or a bath.
four 6- to 8-foot lengths of 5/8-inch rope
four 6- to 8-foot lengths of 1/2-inch rope
2 wooden shelves (mine were 8 inches deep and 24 inches long)
a 1/2-inch spade bit
2 hooks (I used diamond pad eyes, each with a 3 3/16-inch ring)
a lighter (singeing the ends of the rope after you cut it will prevent fraying)
Use the 1/2-inch spade bit to drill holes in each of the four corners of the shelves. Then paint the shelves on all sides.
Take one length of thin and one length of thick rope, and thread them halfway through the ring of the hardware. Then tie two knots about 12 inches from the ring in each direction.
Thread the rope ends through the holes of the first shelf, and knot under the shelf to secure.
Separate the thin green ropes, and knot them together to form the X on the side of your shelving.
Rejoin the thick and thin ropes, and knot both sides about 13 inches from the bottom of the top shelf.
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