Confession. I’m a recovering pot and plant hoarder. I’ve scaled my houseplant hoarding way back but there was a time when I had dozens of plants all around the house. Reading articles about how plants clean the air kept me acquiring more. I love my greens. As winter approaches, most of my potted deck plants end up living inside until it’s warm again.
So, what happened? When we moved across the US, I had to let a bunch of my plants go and only keep what could fit in our cars among suitcases and kids since the moving company doesn’t transport plants (?)
The plants that I chose to bring along surprisingly survived but just barely. The plants themselves needed some TLC and the pots also took a beating…so embarrassing.
I am loving the latest trend with houseplants set into baskets.
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But, I assumed a basket large enough for this huge planter would be fairly expensive.
So, I went with plan B.
A glue gun, some basic supplies, and 10 minutes was all it took to give my pots a makeover. I ended up liking the look even more than before the move.
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It’s so easy to upgrade an inexpensive plastic planter. With a little extra texture, color, and dimension, my planters went from Walmart to Pottery Barn in just a few minutes. I set the planter on a lazy susan to easily turn the base and then fired up the glue gun. I started at the bottom and slowly glued about 3-4 inches at a time, coiling the rope around the planter, gluing 3-4 inch sections of rope at a time, and turning the lazy susan as I went along. It only took about 10 minutes and the planter looked 100% better.
I already had the glue gun, the glue, and the lazy susan. So, this upgrade only cost a roll of rope and about 10 minutes.
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This project is so, so easy. An easy pot upgrade takes minimal effort and delivers a beautiful effect.