3 ROPE-TRIMMED PLANT POT
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.
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.
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