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How to Make This Cute DIY Rope Ottoman in Just 4 Steps

Easy Rope Ottoman DIY

Tires consume a lot of space and they’re also pretty hard to recycle. Most end up in a landfill causing pollution, which is why today’s DIY is such a very special one. We’re showing you a simple DIY that will help you upcycle any old tire and create a beautiful rope ottoman with it.

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Rope Ottoman DIY in Simple Steps

Materials Required:

  • 6 twisted sisal rope packs
  • Hot glue gun
  • A couple pieces of MDF wood
  • Pencil
  • Saw
  • Drill
  • Scissors
  • Screws
  • Clear sealer
  • Brush

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Step One: Measure the Tire and Cut Your MDF

Start by measuring the tire and cutting the MDF to the circumference of the tire. If you’re upcycling an old tire, clean it with a dry cloth first. You will need to cut two MDF pieces, one for the top and one for the bottom part.

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Drilling a tire and MDF piece

Step Two: Screw the MDF to the Tire

Drill three holes into the MDF wood, deep enough to pierce the tire rim. Use screws to secure the MDF pieces to the top and bottom of the tire.

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Gluing Rope to MDF

Step Three: Glue the Rope

Hot glue your rope in a spiral motion, beginning at the very centre of the top piece of MDF wood. Begin to coil the rope and keep winding and gluing it until you reach the bottom of the tire. When you finish the top, flip the tire over and continue gluing the rope down until you reach the bottom MDF board.

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Rope Ottoman in a white background

Step Four: Seal the Rope

Now that your ottoman is covered in rope, glue the end and secure it. Seal it with a clear sealer and let it dry. You can repeat a second coat if needed, and let it dry again.

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Detail of Rope Ottoman

Can you believe you can make this cute ottoman in only four steps? Yes, it’s true! Try this DIY rope ottoman and you’ll see for yourself just how easy it is.

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Rope Ottoman with plants

Images courtesy of Maca Atencio

 

 

 



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