DIY ROPE PLANTER
The official first day of spring has come and gone, and although it's still a chilly 35 degrees where I live, I am determined to get into the spring spirit. Just as apple cinnamon and pumpkin spice evoke all of the fall feelings, there are a few things that always make me think spring: freshly cut flowers (tulips specifically), birds chirping, pastel colors, and greenery, just to name a few. My first project this spring combines a few of these things, and it couldn't be easier. You might already have all the materials lying around the house - I did!
ROPE, TWINE, OR STRING
PLANT OF YOUR CHOICE
The base for this project is just a simple tin can. Wash it well and take off any labels.
Next, gather up some rope, twine, or string - whatever you have handy or choose to use. I had some macrame cord leftover from a hanging lamp that I made (post on that coming soon!).
Add some hot glue to a small area on the bottom of the can and stick the end of your rope to the glued area.
Slowly wrap the rope around the can, gluing small sections as you go. You do not need to glue the entire thing - once I got going, I would wrap the rope 2-3 times around the can before gluing another small section.
Once you get about 3/4 of the way up the can, cut the rope and glue down the end piece.
Begin wrapping your second color of rope or string, following the same process.
When you reach the top, cut and glue the string.
Fill the can with your potting soil, leaving enough room to add your plant.
Add your plant to the can and pack the soil in around it. And that's a wrap! The cutest (and most inexpensive) little planter I've ever seen. You can also use this same method on different sized cans and use them to store makeup brushes, cotton balls, whatever your little heart desires! I just love it.
Watch a full video tutorial here. Happy spring!