Nautical Rope Planter

I am kind of loving the nautical look lately. I have always abhored navy blue even though it is probably my mother and mother-in-law’s favorite color. But lately I have been drawn to navy blue and white which is a classic nautical look.  Maybe it is something to do with the 4th of July? Who knows, but I love this simple way to add a little nautical feel to your porch or deck. Here to show us her project is Amy from Dig. Drop. Done.

Terra cots pots are affordable and attractive containers for growing plants, but sometimes they can look a little blah. After years of wear, pots can chip or accumulate algae and mineral stains. Give them a new lease on floral life with this creative idea.


Terracotta pot

White rope

2-inch metal ring


Permanent adhesive glue

1. Measure and cut 1 piece of rope 23’ long for the top rim.

2. Measure and cut 2 pieces of 26” each for the center ring.

3. Wrap ends temporarily with tape to deter fraying.

Rope Preparation

4. Add glue to one end of the rope, and place on outside rim of the planter.

rope wrapped pot

5. Continue to add glue onto the planter, then gently press the rope into it.

rope planter

6. Continue to glue and wrap rope around the planter 8 times (or the height of your rim).  Make sure to keep everything as evenly as possible.

nautical planter

7. Loop each end of rope through the ring..

nautical knot planter

8. Center ring and rope onto planter.

9. Add glue to back of loops and press onto planter. Hold in place for one minute.

wrapped rope planter

10. Continue to glue and wrap remaining rope around the planter.

nautical style planter

nautical style planter

For more floral inspiration visit the Dig. Drop. Done family fun gallery. If you like nautical check out the shell planter!


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