It’s the little things that make a difference. Seriously. Do you think I would string you along?
Okay, that was a bad pun! You’ll see
Enter house plant exhibit #1.
Notice the green plastic trays?
So pretty, right?
They’re in place because the ceramic pots in front aren’t glazed, and though the pot in back is, I wanted to elevate it a little from the other two.
Now, here’s the thing. Rope and twine is pretty hot in decor right now, so I decided to trend up these trays… you know, just to give them a touch of pizzazz like these plant pots have.
I picked up these balls of twine from the Dollar Store…
And applied the first row with a glue gun to set the twine firmly in place, and give the next row a solid guide to work from.
The rest was applied with Modge Podge craft glue. Notice the twine sitting in the basket? I fed it through one of the holes to keep the ball from rolling on the floor… just a little tip if you want to give a project like this a try.
Don’t worry about applying too much Modge Podge. It dries clear, and you want enough coverage to hold the whole length of twine in place.
I applied a thick layer with a toothpick as I went along. Just be careful not to completely coat your twine with glue, or you will wreck the look of the raw, fuzzy jute fibres.
You might have to stop and wash your hands a few times if your fingers get coated in glue. Mine did!
Once all three trays were wrapped, I set them up on containers to dry.
They don’t take very long to dry, but I let them sit for a couple of hours before moving them into place.
Now that the glue is dry, notice you can still see the fuzzy jute fibres? That’s what I mean about not coating the twine with too much glue.
Here’s a ‘before’ & ‘after’ of the larger tray, the one used to elevate the pot that’s glazed…
I like it better with the twine on it, but never thought to actually cover the bottom of the tray. I’m not sure about that green still peeking through, and might go back and finish it up by coiling a length of twine to cover the bottom, too. What do you think?
Here’s a look back at where we started…
Notice the dirt in the pots?
And here’s where we are now!
Twine wrapped planter trays on the bottom, and polished river rocks on top!
I got the river rock idea from my friend Jessica over at Decor Adventures. Makes such a difference to finishing the look, don’t you think? Thanks, Jess
And in total this mini project only took an hour and a half!
Who would’ve thought? A Dollar Store ball of twine. That’s what I love so much about the inspiration I get from other blogs, and of course, from Pinterest. Some projects are definitely on the larger scope of make-overs, but then there’s these little things, too. It’s not how grand the scale of a project, but rather, how much difference a project will make to you!
Have you made any tweaks to your place lately? If not, is there anything you’ve been planning to do?
THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY!
PS – I forgot to mention a few things…
- First, wishing all my friends south of the border a Happy Independence Day I hope your day is filled with fun in the sun, the love of your family and friends, and great BBQ food!!!
- Second… today is the 2nd anniversary of my blog! 352 posts later, who knew time could fly by so fast? To all of you stopping by, leaving comments, and showing your support, thank you so much for reading what I write. Truly, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!
All Photos by Sheila Zeller