When I decided to grow my own herbs over buying at the store, I was a little intimidated. I’ve been known to kill succulents and even air plants on occasion, ha! The women at the store assured me they weren’t difficult to take care of and I believed her. In order to keep my plants alive, I know I needed to make them look all cute and fun. It’s a proven fact the cuter something is, the more I will use it/take care of it. Sad, I know.
Originally I wanted to wrap a quarter of the pot with thread, but my spray paint kind of screwed me over and didn’t coat the pots evenly. To avoid buying new ones I just wrapped the whole damn thing…so glad I did! They looked way more cohesive and I used several colors to add some interest.
M A T E R I A L S
Spray Paint (I used Ivory)
Several colors of thread
Spray paint the clay pots and let dry. (Mine needed 2 coats.) Start at the bottom by gluing down the thread on the underside of the pot. Brush on tacky glue, about 1/2″ at a time, around the entire pot. Wrap the string one level at a time working your way up. If you have trouble keeping the thread straight, you can use your paintbrush with a tiny bit of glue to force in place. The glue dries clear so no need to be careful! I also found the tighter I wrapped the thread, the better it held in place. When you want to switch the color, cut the thread and glue the end down and let dry. This will prevent the thread from fraying. All in all, it’s pretty easy, but just a little time consuming.
Of course I made some little printables to add and you can download them here. I’m sure I will add to this as I get more herbs! Simply cut them out and fold over a toothpick.
Hope you like these little pots! xo