anyway, it's a pretty simple process, it's actually really similar to my recycle magazine bowl but with rope instead. basically just glue, wrap, glue, wrap, etc, etc.
all you need is a hot glue gun and rope. i got my rope for $2-it's 50 ft, 1/4 inch, manila rope (i almost went with the sisal but i liked the color of the manila more).
start wrapping in a circular motion to form the base. if you plan on making several i might consider making all the bases first just to make sure they're the same size. when i made my second i tried to make it the same size...which of course, it isn't. but that could just be the fact that i can almost never make the same thing twice...
to start the walls, just start stacking the rope on top of the previous layer instead of to the outside. keep wrapping until you've reached the desired height, or until you only have enough rope for 3-4 more rounds.
to form the rim, i glued the last bit of rope to the inside. this makes the bowl feel a bit sturdier which is nice if you plan on moving it around a lot.
making one bowl took me about an hour...ish? it's currently keeping all my wrapping/craft paper from falling all over the cupboard. and then i made another today which i filled with granola bars. i wanted one for the bathroom but the fact that it's hawaii and the bathroom tends to be the most humid room in the apartment...i thought it might be a bad idea.
so dimensions-both of the ones pictured are made form 50 ft ropes and they're roughly 6.5" x 6.5" and 6" x 7.5". yeah that's my attempt at making two that are the same size...and i still have one more rope...i have the feeling it's going to be a different size as well.
these bowls (now that i'm looking at them they're not really bowls so much as...tubes? rope tubes?) um, these rope thingies are actually pretty easy to make and super cheap. and they have so many organizational uses...