Tuesday, June 26, 2012

summer series: diy coil pots

Pass the Kleenex (I am the person who calls all tissue "Kleenex". The power of branding.) because today would be the closing ceremonies of Courtney and my Super Summer Series. It has been so fun brainstorming Summer inspired projects around the house to share with you all. Today, to honor our last day of the series, we are twerking a Summer inspired DIY. Mine? I am so glad you should ask. A coil pot. Here they be. In all of their roped glory. 
Modeled after these beauties from Anthro. I have had my eyes on these little babes for some time now. So I thought to myself, "Self. Why don't we fashion some of these?!" And I did. 
{coil pot}
Just a disclaimer. This photo was obviously shot before the DIY took place. Obviously. Ignore Liquid Nails and insert hot glue gun. Liquid Nails is so out for me. Sorry. 
Materials Needed:
Rope - For the two pots that I made, it took 28 feet of rope.
Terra Cotta pots
Spray paint - Any color your heart desires
Hot glue gun - Remember Liquid Nails is dead to me.

Step 1: Once I ditched the Liquid Nails, this project was easy peasy. Take the end of the rope and secure with hot glue, at the top of the pot. Start working your way around and down the pot. Just securing under the rope all along the way. 
Step 2: Now. I do not have a photo of this. But I actually taped sections of the coiled pot off to make a design and then spray painted from there working my way around. You could also spray paint the rope beforehand but that seemed a bit laborious for me. 

Here is the big tropical coiled pot plant in her new home. 

And the little girl filled with cacti and succulents. Finally, a plant I am not capable of killing. Also of note. If I were to do this again, I would have chosen a more magenta spray paint. The pink looks great in person, but not in pictures. Blends too much with the rope in photographs. 


So there you have it. The last feature of the Summer Series. Just remember us by this:
Now I shall give you a sneak peek of what Courtney doctored up over on the West Coast. We must have both had botanical holding vessels on the brain. I tell ya. Great minds...

So with the close of one series, marks the start of another. Tomorrow I might add. Sheesh. Busy Summer around here. Get ready for it. It is going to be muy exciting. Muy. Loves!

22 comments:

  1. You are a little secret DIY maven my friend. Very impressed with the taping it off to spray paint after you've secured it to the pot. It's like skipping seven steps. And I love that. I'd like to visit your succulents so I can identify them and located them in my own yard. I'm super good at this. Bringing the outdoors in and all.

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    1. Ohhh I wish! You are such a horticulturist. Identifying different types of plants. Talk about impressive.

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  2. I love them! They look fabulous, I have been wanting to do this for our bathroom, hopefully I am now inspired!

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  3. I love this!! Can't wait to do it myself. I have several boring pots around the house that need some jazzing up & I love how the rope gives it a nautical feel!

    Thanks again for joining us at Sephora on Sunday night. It was so great to meet you!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. This will be the perfect adornment for your "boring" pots!

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  4. Wow...these are gorgeous...the perfect little touch to any room!

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    1. I love it! Especially the succulents I cannot kill!

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  5. I love this DIY!! I am so going to copy your idea and do this next week!

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  6. Love, love these! Well done, I'm such a sucker for anything with rope.

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  7. Love the texture that adds. And I just got that same color blue spray paint and was wondering how it was going to look. I'm liking it. :)

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    1. I love the blue! Its the perfect contrast to the rope.

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  8. LOVING this...I saw those coil pots at Anthro awhile back but just couldn't pull the trigger!! What a great DIY!!

    XX,

    Dominique

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  9. Where is that lovely canvas art from?

    Kat

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    1. My lovely friend and artist Elyse Martin painted it for me!

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  10. LOVE this DIY! You have such a creative mind my dear.

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  11. Love this, especially the turquoise one! So nice meeting you the other night lady!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! It was great meeting you too! Where are you moving??!

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  12. So fun--love the spray paint idea!

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