DIYing THE STRAW AND JUTE TREND

Today we are jumping on a trend we’ve seen recently! We’ve been loving these jute/straw/natural/hemp vibes that have been around the internet, and so we’ve decided to DIY three things that fall into this very cool category!

ESPADRILLES

 
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Start this DIY by picking up a pair of platform shoes! These can be sneakers, sandals, or anything you have lying around the house that needs sprucing up! To add the natural texture to the platform of the shoe, we are using Sisal twine! We sectioned off three long strands of twine and braided it in a regular three strand braid. Now to attach it to the shoe! We started by gluing the beginning of the braid, skipping the knot, to the top of the platform on the shoe.

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We went ahead and cut off the knot, and continued gluing the braid, wrapping all around the platform of the shoe! If you run out of rope, braid another piece and continue with the same process, gluing and snipping off the knot!

 

UPCYCLED STRAW HAT

On a recent trip to the thrift store, Kelsey stumbled across this straw hat that had tons of potential but was kind of giving us mom vibes the way that it was. We simply pulled off the old ribbon, and added a new one!

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We got this thick black ribbon from the craft store, and cut it to the appropriate length.

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We then lightly burned the edges of the ribbon to stop it from fraying, and used hot glue to glue the new ribbon into place!

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JUTE CIRCLE RUG

We’re going to replicate this really cool Jute rug trend we’ve seen, but in a bit of a more simplified style! We’ve seen these rugs with super intricate designs and cool patterns, so feel free to get as wild with it as you’d like!

All you’ll need to make this is some hot glue and twisted Sisal! We simply starting gluing the rope in a spiral pattern until the inner circle was about half the size we wanted our rug to be. Once the middle circle is the right size, go ahead and cut it with an exacto knife.

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If you cut the rope on an angle, it will blend into the rest of the rug more seamlessly! We repeated this process, instead stopping when our circles were about five inches in diameter. We ended up creating 16 of these circles, but the size and amount will vary depending on the size of your inner circle. Next, go ahead and glue the smaller circles to both the larger circle and to each other.

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As a final touch, we are going to wrap some rope around the outside of the rug, gluing as we go.

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