On to the DIY project.
I actually made these cute nautical rope things a while back, but kinda forgot about posting about them. They're bigger than they look in the picture. I first saw something similar to these on a wall in a restaurant downtown Charleston. They were so cute and I knew they'd be super easy to make. I was right.
What You'll Need
rope (really cheap from Lowe's)
All you do to make these is hot glue the rope down in a spiral onto a piece of cardboard. Then, cut the cardboard so that you cannot see it behind the rope. To hang it, hot glue a picture hanging hook to the back. That's it! You do have to hot glue the rope in sections and hold it down so that it stays in the tight circle.
I made three total, all different sizes. And I'll probably make more for our guest bedroom.