Some people have a true gift for turning ordinary, mundane, inexpensive objects into high-end looks.  One of those people is our crafty pal Carolyn over at Carolyn’s Homework, who is constantly blowing us away with projects that look expensive but are accomplished on a dollar store budget.  She spotted a rope-wrapped container by Centsational Girl, who copycatted the look from West Elm, and knew she wanted to make one for herself.  She didn’t have have any rope on hand but she had plenty of twine, so she improvised!  The West Elm version is no longer available on their website, but I bet it cost a lot more than a buck!  [how to make a twine-wrapped tin container]

Project estimate:

  • Container, $1 and up
  • Twine, on hand or $1 and up
  • Hot glue, on hand

Total:  $1 and up