See how easy it is to make a simple Macrame Inspired Clay Pot to display your herbs, flowers or succulents.
Happy Monday, friends! I’m so excited to be participating in Craft Lightening hosted by Morena’s Corner, 30 Minute Crafts and The Country Chic Cottage. If you remember from my first Craft Lightening project, the challenge is to create a project in 15 minutes or less (excluding any paint drying time) and this round is all about clay pots.
I always have a lot of clay pots on hand to plant herbs and succulents. I usually always paint them but I have been so inspired by the resurgence of macrame projects out there that I decided it would be a great decoration for my kitchen counter to have a macrame inspired clay pot filled with rosemary (one of my go-to herbs).
Follow along these simple steps to make a macrame inspired clay pot of your own!
Macrame Inspired Clay Pots
- Terra Cotta clay pot
- White spray paint (with primer included)
- Yarn in colors of choice (I picked up this fun ombre yarn at Joann)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Thoroughly wash the clay pot and allow to fully dry. The clay is very porous so give it several hours to fully dry; if you’re able to stick it outside in the sun that is perfect.
Apply 2 coats of white spray paint to the clay pot and allow to dry.
Measure the length of your pot and cut a piece of cardboard that is double that length. For example, my clay pot is 4″ high so my cardboard strip was 8″ x 2.5″ Wrap yarn around the cardboard strip for the entire width of the cardboard. Cut at one end.
Wrap another piece of yarn around the width of the clay pot rim and cut 2″ longer than that (this is the band that you will attach the yarn to). Attach the yarn to the band by looping the yarn strand through itself. Pull them tightly together and cut the bottom in the shape you like.
Apply a thin band of hot glue along the entire back of band along the macrame knots.
Attach the band to the top of the clay pot rim and tie the remainder of the yarn in a knot at the back. Cut excess yarn.
It’s best to cut the yarn for your macrame inspired clay pot once it’s secured so that you can see how it will hang. I cut a wide V-shape but you can make it rounded or a W-shape or just leave it straight or whatever style you like.
Are you a fan of the macrame trend? Thanks for stopping by friends and have a wonderful day! Be sure to check out the host blogs throughout this week to see a lot of fun clay pot ideas and transformations.