Rope Planter Tutorial
I'm starting to get the hang of plants. I never inherited the green thumb gene from my mom, but thank goodness for succulents! They're the only plants I can keep alive.
I already had a few succulents from my last home but I was ready to add more. Now here's the thing about plants - they can add up, and if you want to put them in a cute planter, you'll have to make more room in your budget.
I thought it would be cute to see what I could DIY, so I thought I would try to make a rope-wrapped planter. Rope baskets have been quite trendy lately, so I grabbed some cotton clothesline and wrapped it around a cheap container with hot glue.
Watch my video above to see how I put this pretty little thing together.
- 3/16-inch cotton clothesline (affiliate link)
- hot glue
- plant container
- optional: paint, water, and brush
- Flip your container upside down and add a blob of hot glue to the center.
- Taking your clothesline, start coiling the string into a circle and place on top of the hot glue.
- Add hot glue around the coil and continue wrapping the string around the coil, carefully pressing it into the glue while it's still warm. Hot glue cools down quickly so just add a little bit at a time.
- Continue gluing and wrapping until you've reached the top of the container. I chose to stop wrapping right at the top of the container but you might want to cover the lip, depending on the shape of the container.
- Optional: Do achieve the "dipped" effect like my pink planter, simply mix a small dollop of paint with water and brush onto the bottom inch or so of the planter until thoroughly covered. Let dry.
And that's it! Let me know if you decide to make this planter. It was so easy! Now I'm plotting ideas for the rest of the clothesline. I'm thinking a basket, a macrame hanger, I could go on!