3 ROPE-TRIMMED PLANT POT

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Weekend Makes -

All you need to turn a plain ter­ra­cotta pot into a be­spoke planter is a sam­ple tin of paint and a roll or two of sisal rope. Wrap the pot in rope, add a band of colour, then fill with be­go­nias for a sim­ply stun­ning show. An­other idea for ter­ra­cotta is to mask off sec­tions and paint in two shades of the same colour, like this pink pot of pan­sies and cal­i­bra­choas.

Gather your sup­plies

• Ter­ra­cotta pot

• Hot-glue gun and glue sticks

• Sisal rope

• Ex­te­rior acrylic paint

• 25mm paint­brush

FOR YOU TO NOTE

We used a ter­ra­cotta pot, but this tech­nique works on any con­tainer – even plas­tic.

Here’s how

STEP 1 Place a 50mm long bead of glue along the bot­tom edge of the con­tainer. Quickly press the rope into the glue, hold­ing it in place for a few sec­onds un­til the glue hard­ens slightly. Work in 50mm seg­ments, mak­ing sure the rope bonds to the pot be­fore the glue can cool.

STEP 2 Con­tinue the process as you move up the con­tainer. Place each row of rope as close as pos­si­ble to the pre­vi­ous one, glu­ing the rope to both the pot and the last row.

STEP 3 Cre­ate a band of colour by paint­ing sev­eral rows of rope and leave to dry. Add a sec­ond coat of paint if nec­es­sary to achieve the de­sired look.

FOR PROJECT SUP­PLIES, SEE STOCK­ISTS PAGE

STEP 1

STEP 3

STEP 2

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