Pretty much wrapping anything in rope instantly makes it cuter, am I right? These little Rope Wrapped Planters are no exception. We combined an inexpensive clothesline, some string and a bit of craft paint to add some pizazz to a typical terra cotta pot. Instant cuteness!
-a couple terra cotta pots (We used potted succulents.)
-white acrylic paint
-hot glue and glue gun
-acrylic paint and foam brush
Next you’re going to start wrapping your colored string around the white rope. We chose to do the “Hi” design, so we wrapped until we had the width of one side of the capital H. Leave your string hanging at the bottom and leave about a 1/2″ blank space then start the other side of the H with another piece of string. Continue to wrap your white rope around the pot. When you get back to the spot where your letter is, repeat the process right below the first row. You can easily see where to wrap the colored string when you are working on it. Tip: when you’re on your third row of wrapping the letters, make sure to start the “i” to the right of the H. You know, to spell “Hi”! Continue to secure with hot glue as you go.
For the second pot, we wrapped it with the white rope and randomly wrapped in some gold string for a more abstract look. When we finished wrapping, we felt like it needed more color, so we used turquoise acrylic paint and painted a few sections to jazz it up!
Aren’t they so cute!? It’s such an easy and fun project! We want to wrap everything in rope and string now. We put them on my side table, and I’ve moved them around a little on my mantel. I love the little “Hi” greeting whenever I see them. I also love succulents since it’s basically the only plant I can keep alive. So that’s a plus! I want to do a bigger pot with a cactus next time! Until then… xoxo –Mallory & Savannah
Credits // Author and Photography: Mallory Nikolaus and Savannah Kokaliares. Photos edited with Celeste from The Fresh Collection.