diy beachy twine-wrapped flower pot

I recently got a basil plant so that my succulent, Lafayette, would have a sibling and, more importantly, I’d have a fresh supply for my culinary adventures. Never one to let something go un-bedazzled, I decided to turn my basil pot into a DIY project.

To go with the beachy theme of my bedroom (it gets the best sun, so I keep my plants there), I went for a hemp twine-wrapped look. To achieve it, you’ll need:

  • A terracotta pot
  • Permanent adhesive (I used E600)
  • Hemp twine (or regular, non-hippie twine)
  • Q-tips or a small paint brush

I saved the plastic container the E600 came in so that I could use it as a dish for the E600. I found it was easiest to squeeze a little onto the plastic, let it sit until tacky, then paint it on little by little using the q-tip.

Using this technique with the glue, slowly wrap the twine around the pot, starting at the bottom and winding upwards, adding glue as you go. When you get to the top, hold the end in place with a chip-clip or clothespin until the glue has completely dried.

Cut the twine and you’ve got yourself a beachy, hemp-wrapped flower pot!

I filled the pot’s dish with glass chunks and beads (purchased at A.C. Moore) and some sea glass I collected during my travels in Colombia a few months ago.

Be on the lookout for some delicious basil-flavored recipes on the blog!



  1. It looks like your basil has a happy and pretty home. Good job.

  2. Love the sea glass mixed in with the stones! Really gives it a beachy look 🙂

  3. A great simple DIY! I love the concept of your blog, I’ll be following! 🙂

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