DIY: Rope-Wrapped Planters

Written by Sharon Garofalow of  Cupcakes and Cutlery

January, to me, means kicking off the new year with a fresh start. This involves cleaning out all the stuff I just don’t need anymore, as well as rearranging and restyling my house to change things up a bit. This easy, inexpensive DIY project is just what the doctor ordered after busting budgets during the holidays. These rope-wrapped planters will give your space a fresh look and are a great way to bring in more plants at the same time.

A simple tutorial for making rope planters to refresh your home decor.

Click through for the step-by-step instructions

Make this cool DIY rope planter. Supplies:
• Inexpensive pots (I found these at my local craft store)
• Rope (I found the most amazing rope at my local dollar store. They had tons of colors and were $1 each. You can find similar on Amazon.)
• Hot glue gun
• Lighter (not pictured)

Simple steps to make a DIY rope planter for your home.


1.  Decide which side of your pot will be the “back” and place a dot of hot glue down where you’ll begin coiling the rope. I started my rope to cover up a little chip in the pot that I hadn’t noticed at the store.

2.  Wrap the rope around the planter, gluing down the rope every inch or so. Take care to use small dots so that excess glue doesn’t seep through.

3.  When the planter is fully covered, use a lighter to melt the end of the rope so it won’t unravel. Lastly, glue the end of the rope to the planter. Make sure you do not go past the base of the planter so it will sit correctly on your flat surface.

4.  Add a plant to your planter and you are done!

DIY rope planters for your home decor.

You can use various size planters and different color rope depending on the look you want. These rope planters are a great way to add subtle color and interesting texture to your interior design.

Photos: Sharon Garofalow

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  2. Great idea.Good for anyone who wants to have a hobby to spend time and I would love to do this for my home.