Hercules DIY | Manila Rope Ottomans

As we welcome in Spring during these very strange times, thoughts turn to sprucing up the back yard and looking forward to warm summer evenings on the deck with friends (hopefully).

Manila Rope adds some inspiring and affordable touches to your home or cottage landscape. AND…if you purchase Manila Rope between now and the end of May at Hercules SLR, Dartmouth, you’ll get double the AIR MILES Reward Miles. **Terms and conditions apply.

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How to: DIY Manila Rope Ottomans

DIY doesn’t have to be a chore— Why not try your hand at making a rope ottoman. An old tire, some manila rope, and a few tools will have you sitting pretty all summer!

Materials

  • An old tire
  • Manila rope (about 150′ of 3/8″ thick rope, or 100′ of 1″ thick rope)
  • 50′ of 3/8″ nylon rope
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Sealer & paintbrush (optional)

Instructions

  1. Wrap the nylon rope around the tire, criss crossing in every direction to form a taut cover over the tire openings.
  2. Beginning at the edge of one side of the tire, wrap the manila rope around the tire and hot glue to the nylon rope as you go. Keep wrapping until the entire sides of the tire are covered.
  3. Continue wrapping when you reach the top of the tire, forming concentric circles across the nylon rope base. You’ll need to glue the manila rope to itself as well as to the nylon rope as you go.
  4. When you reach the center of the top of the tire, trim the excess rope and glue the end in place.
  5. Paint with sealer if you’re using the ottoman outside.

Now how easy was that!

Idea Source: housebeautiful.com

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