DIY Hourglass Rope Planter

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We’re obsessed with modern hourglass accent side tables. We stumbled across the photo below in a Better Homes and Gardens magazine {or something similar}, and snapped a photo for future inspiration. Until we can find a way to make a DIY, chic hourglass side table, we settled for a DIY hourglass rope planter. Our thumb was sore from pressing the glue gun, but that was the only tiny hard thing about this whole project.

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Materials:

  • 2 Terra cotta pots, one larger and the other smaller, The Home Depot
  • White spray paint
  • Rope, 3/8 inch Sisal Rope {we used 1.5 rolls from Home Depot}
  • Glue gun and glue
  • Gorilla Super Glue
  • Paint brush
  • White acrylic paint
  • Succulents or plants, The Home Depot

Directions:

Step 1: Spray paint the terra cotta pots white. One coat will work just fine. It doesn’t need to be perfect – it’s just to keep the background neutral in case there is a tiny opening through the rope.

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Step 2: Flip the large terra cotta pot upside down and dab super glue around the base. Place the smaller terra cotta pot on top in the center {the holes should be lined up} and press down firmly.

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Step 3: Once dry, it’s time to cover it with rope. Start at the bottom by placing a strip of hot glue along the bottom edge, and press the rope onto the glue. Continue to wrap the rope around the pot row after row until the entire pot is covered.

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Step 4: Paint stripes on the planter. We didn’t use painter’s tape – we just eye-balled it.

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Step 5: Plant succulents, or the plant of your choice, in the top part of the planter.

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