So I love rope balls that you can use for home decor. I've seen them in catalogs and on home blogs but I cannot justify the cost of them. Well a quick search on Pinterest led me to this site and I was so excited to DIY my own. For about $10 we were able to purchase 12 foot of rope from Lowes last weekend and R was able to tie a monkey fist knot to make a fun new doorstop for our spare bedroom. The door in our spare room does not like to stay completely open on its own and I'm nervous about our cat getting shut in all day. This beauty does the trick! I might get more rope, maybe 14 feet, and have him make another one for our room with a longer handle. Word of caution, it isn't the easiest task. You will likely need at least two people and at least two glasses of wine for a perfect knot.