How to Make a Painted Rope Planter

Make this easy neon-accented rope planter for a clever way to display houseplants in a small space.
hanging painted rope planter

Hanging Painted Rope Planter

Display your houseplants in a stylish hanging painted rope planter.

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Materials and Tools:

4" plastic pot
painter’s tape
scissors
3/8" spade bit
3 cans of spray paint in complementary colors
drill
50 feet of 1/4" white-braided rope
hot glue gun
glue sticks
4" potted plant

Spray Paint Rope

Wrap the rope with painter's tape in sections, leaving gaps of various widths in between the tape. Spray the rope using alternating colors, and allow time for paint to dry according to label instructions. Remove painter’s tape.

Drill Holes in Pot

Drill three evenly-spaced holes in the rim of the plastic pot using a 3/8" spade bit.

Dan Faires drilling a hole in a plastic pot

Drill Holes

Drill three evenly spaced holes in the rim of the 4” plastic pot using a 3/8” spade bit.

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Attach Rope to Pot

Apply hot glue to the bottom edge of the plastic pot. Place one end of the rope onto the hot glue, and allow glue to cool to secure the rope to the pot. Working one section at a time, apply glue and wrap the rope around the plastic pot. Continue wrapping and gluing the entire pot, making sure to glue around the pre-drilled holes in the rim of the pot.

Secure Rope End

Cut off excess rope once the lip of the pot is completely covered. Secure the end of the rope to the inside lip with hot glue.

Tie Knots

Insert the rope through a pre-drilled hole in the pot. Tie a knot in the rope on the inside of the pot, leaving approximately three feet of rope to hang the planter. Repeat these steps for the other pre-drilled holes.

Create Hanger 

Insert the potted plant, and tie the three previously-knotted ropes together at the top. Cut off excess rope.

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