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School is getting started, and you’ll undoubtedly need a good but quick gift soon. Check out this fun DIY project!
Wind up a planter
Wrap a plain terra-cotta or plastic flowerpot with rope and accent it with a swatch of paint to create a rustic vessel for a potted plant.
YOU WILL NEED
Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
Rope or sisal twine
Place a 2-inch-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 2-inch segments to ensure the rope bonds to the pot before the glue dries.
Continue the process as you move up the container. Place each layer of twine as close to the previous as possible, gluing the rope to both the pot and the previous layer.
Create a band of color by painting several rows of rope with latex paint. Let dry. Add a second coat of paint if necessary to achieve the desired look