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
First, we painted the pots white so that any gaps with the rope didn’t show the orangey terra cotta color. I love the color of the terra cotta pots but not for this project since the rope is white.
Once your pot is dry, start wrapping clothesline around your pot and secure with hot glue as you go. Keep wrapping until you get over the lip.
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.
Work your way all the way down and cut your rope when you get to the bottom of your pot. Secure with a lot of hot glue on the last row to keep it from moving or fraying.
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!
Allow to dry before handling it, and you’re done!
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
P.S. Here’s another cute and easy DIY planter idea using lace.
I cannot see posted how you made the eyes on your guest bath wallpaper!! would love to add this touch to my summer home.
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I love this. Do you think it would work with a plastic pot (rather than terracotta)?
These planters are so adorable! I love them!
Love this idea! I might have to put some plants around the house, now! I really like the idea of adding color with paint, too!
These are so sweet! The addition of the ropes creates so a homey feel 🙂
Easy and budget-friendly home decoration ideas is exactly what I’m currently into. Thanks for sharing!
Such a cool idea, I thought you just painted the rope, but wrapping around colored thread is an even better idea!
Wow! It is so inspireing ???
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I love this – I have hunted for cheap white planters that I can decorate and just can’t find them anywhere so I think this may be my answer.
Love this idea. Making up a bunch for Mothers Day.
Very cute – I love how affordable this option is! Planters/pots can add up in price fast.
These are precious! I love all your cute planter ideas.
This also got me thinking, I teach elementary school art and I feel like my older kids would LOVE a project like this for spring!
Thanks for the ideas!
What a lovely idea!!! I’ll have to do this to my small plant at home! =)
Dear Mallory & Savannah, what a nice idea to transform an usual object in something special. Ropes are instantly reminding my boats & travel, it’s fresh & simple.
Thanks for this great tutorial, so well explained to be easily done.
Have a great week-end !
Between this and the jello shots, your content is killing it today <3
These are so cute and they even look like something you could buy at a home decor store! Another great and easy DIY from you guys!
These are so charming!! I agree, wrapping anything in rope gives it such a great, nautical, chic look! Love the idea to incorporate lettering as well! Will definitely try this at some point on a vase or something!