Rope-Wrapped Pots

I have a goal this spring and summer.  If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you know about my goal.  I want to put more effort into making the outside of my house pretty.
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I am starting small with these cute little rope-wrapped (say that 10 times fast!) and painted terra cotta planters for our outdoor table centerpiece.
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Aren’t they pretty?! (And yes, those are fake Ikea plants in the rope wrapped pots…for now.)  I plan to plant some real flowers in them soon!
Here’s how made the rope-wrapped pots:
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1.  I started out with some terra cotta planters from Wal-Mart.  Random Fact: Terra cotta is Italian for “baked earth”.  I found that out when I had to Google how to spell terra cotta… 🙂
2.  Starting at the top, I began hot gluing my rope down to the pot.  I continued to do this around the pot all the way to the bottom.
3.  I snipped off the rope  and secured it with hot glue.
4.  Using left over latex paint from my front door and a standard paint brush, I added a touch of blue to the base of the rope wrapped pot.
This is one of those easy and inexpensive projects that adds a touch of texture and interest to the table.  Now, I’m hoping this will motivate me to get going on the rest of the deck! 🙂
Have a great day!
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  1. says

    I have seen this done on bottles, but I love the look on pots too. Fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing it at Give Me the Goods Monday Linky Party! 🙂

  2. says

    What a great idea! I love this! Thanks so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods! Hope to see you again next Monday 😉
    Jamie @

  3. says

    I love the way you dressed up a terra cotta pot. I’m doing a roundup on my blog of my favorite rope projects and would love to include this. Let me know if you have any concerns. I will be providing links to all of the projects.

  4. dzsodzs says

    Hey, I was just about to do the same home when I realized that the pot – obviously – has holes on its bottom. And since I’d like to use it indoor, I need something under it but I can’t seem to find a solution that goes well with the rope-wrapped pot. Do you have any suggestions?
    Simply covering the holes would be the easiest idea but I don’t know if the plant would like the extra water not being able to flow away…


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