I would use a more natural jute rope you can usually find at your local dollar store :) check out The Metal Barn to see what awesome rustic finds we\'re making in the barn! Rope covered coffee cans, jars, etc. nice to give something in
Maybe an up cycle idea for all those used formula tins - Tin can vertical plant hanger and rustic painted wooden screen door. Love the screen door as a decorative element with potted plants surrounding.