So, the other day I was reading the fun new blog "My Road to Mrs" written by "Kassi" a bride-to-be engaged to real life cowboy "Mr. M" who trains horses for a living. First of all I loved the picture in her blog header of her and her cowboy, on a horse, accompanied by one of their two dogs... It's just dreamy!
Her "Rustic Rope Vase" was so charming I loved it! Kassi has the instructions about how to make this vase on another blog TrulyLovelyWithTheLaneysisters.blogspot.com that she maintains with her crafty sister Kayli. When I asked her how she came up with this cowboy centerpiece idea she replied:
"I'd heard of other people making rope vases before... You know, just acquaintances, etc... So I decided to try one of my own. After I realized I could make them I just decided that's what I wanted for my wedding centerpieces! :) My fiance is a team roper and roping is a BIG part of our lives, so what better way to incorporate that into our wedding decor! "In total she will need to make 12 vases for her reception. Two down, ten to go!
Mr. M and Kassi
The list of needed elements is short:
• Soldering Iron
• Scissors (to cut rope)
Kassi mentions using newspaper or plastic to protect your work surface, I'd probably use a small piece of plywood or a cutting board though because with my luck I'd set the paper or plastic on fire with the soldering iron.