Yes…i’ve made it so far! I have kept these plants alive for almost 3 months! That’s a record for me! Our florist was right. These 2 plants, whose names i do not remember, are real survivors! But they are not worth of a plain plastic pot. So, i made for them a beautiful box. Our green centerpiece idea really made a difference!
We bought the plants in a simple plastic pot which i painted white at first but it looked terrible! It was not the easiest thing to paint or decorate it, because of the plants. And i thought i should try making a box for them. Here’s the super easy how to and what you’ll need for creating this centerpiece idea for your home :
- a piece of cardboard
- wooden tongue pressors a.k.a. popsicle sticks
- 8mm sisal rope
- white glue and
- hot glue
Measure the perimeter of the pot and cut the cardboard at your desired dimensions. The length should be a bit longer than the perimeter and the height as much as you like, but taller than the tongue pressors! Start gluing the tongue pressors on the cardboard. I used white glue for this one. Glue the tongue pressor a bit higher than the cardboard, so that no cardboard is visible among them. Like that:
Leave a small part at the end of the cardboard with gluing the wooden pieces. That’s why i mentioned to cut the cardboard a bit longer than the perimeter of your planter. Place it around the planter and close it. Glue the blank part at the inside of the other end and take a break.
Get your hot glue gun and the sisal rope. Ready? Start applying the glue and wrapping the rope. Make as many rounds as you like. Needless to say that once you are happy with the result cut the rope, secure the end and have a glass of wine!
I’ll go have my glass of wine now!