DIY Decorative Rope Balls

DIY Decorative Rope Balls with inexpensive clothes line! Dye it any color for a very beautiful, and frugal decoration!

Up-cycle your old plastic balls into beautiful rope balls.  Use inexpensive clothesline and Rit Dye to transform this project into an accent piece! I made these Red, White, and Blue for America’s summer festivities – Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day! Here’s how you can make these super easy and inexpensive, but beautiful rope balls!:

You’ll Need:

  • Clothesline or similar white rope – I think I found mine at the Dollar General (Get a couple of them)
  • Rit Dye – I used red and blue
  • Various balls to cover – I used the balls from our old ball pit and Styrofoam balls
  • Warm Glue Gun and glue sticks
  • DIY Decorative Rope Balls with inexpensive clothes line! Dye it any color for a very beautiful, and frugal decoration!

Now, on to the rope balls!:

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  • Leave some of the clothesline white. With the rest, divide it into bowls and using your Rit dye – color the water with whatever colors you’ve chosen – like the red and blue you see, here. I used about 1/2 of the Rit dye packet, and the rope is in about 4 cups of water.
  • Push the rope down to immerse it in the colored water
  • Leave it somewhere safe to absorb the colorant ( at least a couple of hours).
  • Once it’s soaked up enough color  – hang the rope somewhere to dry
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  • Once dry, use your warm glue gun to wrap the rope around the balls
  • Start by placing a dot of glue somewhere on the ball, and making a tight loop with the rope
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  • Continue with the glue and rope, looping it around the ball
  • When you get to the end, use another dot of glue to make another tight loop
  • DIY Decorative Rope Balls with inexpensive clothes line! Dye it any color for a very beautiful, and frugal decoration!
  • That’s it! Easy, fun and beautiful!

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com 



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