DIY Knotted Jute Rope Jug – Knockoff Tour

DIY Knotted Jute Rope Jug - Ballard Designs Knockoff

Winter seems to be taking forever to end around here so I decided to bring some summer into my home-office! I love these Ballard Design Jute Rope Jugs.

DIY Knotted Jute Rope Jug Knockoff

Materials you will need:

Jute Rope



1. Turn your jug upside down and measure a length of string from one side over the bottom to the other side, add about 6 or more inches to that length.

DIY Jute Knotted Rope Jug

2. Cut 8 total pieces in this length.

3. Separate the lengths into 2 groupings of 4.

4. Make a + shape with these two groups

Knotted Jute Rope Jug

5. Tie these two groups into a knot in the middle – you should have 4 sections of rope now.

Knotted Jute Rope Jug

6. Take one string from your first section and knot it with one string from your second section, repeat around to make your first row, use an elastic around your jug to keep the strings on after the first knotted row is done.

Knotted Jute Rope Jug


Knotted Jute Rope Jug

7. Repeat tying one string from each section to it’s adjacent section until you get to the end of your rope.

8. Tie a piece of rope around the neck of your bottle and attach the remaining lose strings to this new piece.

9. Add rope around the top of the bottle neck and your done!

DIY Knotted Jute Rope Jug Knockoff

This project goes pretty quick I did all three of these bottles while watching a movie. See some more amazing knockoffs in the tour below!

Ballard Designs & Pottery Barn Knockoffs

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21 comments for “DIY Knotted Jute Rope Jug – Knockoff Tour

  1. July 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Do you have a link to those drawings on the wall?

  2. May 28, 2014 at 7:14 am

    wow that’s great idea. thanks for sharing.

  3. March 22, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Dria these turned out great – I thought they’d be really complicated to make with all the knots but you’re tutorial has made it seem easy. I’d love to make some of these to hang in the garden!

    • Dria
      March 24, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much Sammi it was a really easy & fast project to do! My kind of projects let me know if you make these I’d love to see them!

  4. March 21, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Those are so great Dria! And would look perfect in my home!! πŸ˜‰ Love them!

    • Dria
      March 22, 2014 at 8:14 am

      πŸ™‚ Thank you so much Nancy! I was thinking of you and Jen from city farm house when I was making these I knew they would be a good fit for your homes too!

  5. March 20, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    You did a fabulous job, Dria! Love the tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration, my friend! Pinned.

    • Dria
      March 22, 2014 at 8:14 am

      πŸ™‚ Thank you so much Meegan!

  6. March 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    I love your jute jugs Dria! Awesome knockoff my friend!

    • Dria
      March 22, 2014 at 8:15 am

      Thank you Therese!! πŸ™‚

  7. March 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    How pretty, Dria! Great job!! It’s been fun being on this tour with you! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

    ~Abby =)

    • Dria
      March 22, 2014 at 8:15 am

      Thank you so much Abby I am so glad I did this tour with you all too!!

  8. March 19, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Shhhh! I like yours sooo much better! Great job and you make it look so easy! πŸ™‚ ~Jeanette

    • Dria
      March 22, 2014 at 8:15 am

      Aww πŸ˜‰ thank you Jeanette! These really were one of the easiest projects I’ve ever done!

  9. March 18, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I’ve always wondered how this was done, I love the look and yours turned out fantastic!

  10. March 18, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Wow, great job Dria! I’ve seen those jute rope bottles before and wondered how they did it! Yours look awesome!

  11. March 18, 2014 at 8:39 am

    What a great idea! This is perfect for summer beach vignettes. I have everything that I need to make this, too!

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