Two of my favorite materials are sisal and jute. They are both inexpensive and versatile. Plus, they add a natural, coastal look to the home.
Sisal has a rough texture. It’s stiff, so it’s best used for items that will undergo a lot of wear and tear (e.g. cat scratching toys and area rugs).
On the other hand, jute has a soft texture. It’s flexible, so it’s best used for items that will get less wear and tear (e.g. baskets and purses).
There are plenty of DIY sisal and jute projects that I love, but I’m only highlighting a few. Here are some of my favorites:
Rope placemats by 100 Things 2 Do:
Sisal lamp shade by Sand and Sisal:
Woven stool by The Learner Observer:
Crochet bobble basket by Persia Lou:
Jute wall hanging by DIY.StylEnrich:
Rope mirror by The Shabby Creek Cottage:
Crochet jute rug by The DIY Mommy:
Simple rope rug by Cool Creativity:
Crochet tote bag by Brenna Ann Handmade:
If you’re looking for another jute project, then why not try making my jute i-cord doormat.
Do you love sisal and jute items as much as I do? Let me know by posting in the Comments section below.
Spinster Simone 🙂
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