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Roped in: A Timber Press office craft

by Timber Press on May 22, 2017

in Craft

Inspired by the rope planter project from Potted, we set out to adapt the craft for our office windowsills.

After gathering cans of different sizes and shapes, we covered each lip with a layer of tape. Safety first!

We estimated the amount of rope needed by wrapping the material loosely around the can.

Using general crafting glue, we attached the rope to the can, wrapping the rope evenly and tightly.

Some people accented their planters with blue and silver paint.

Others mixed different rope types.

Secured with tape, the rope was held in place while the glue dried. Carefully, we planted our pots with succulents and miniature Cyprus to keep with the Mediterranean style.

Together, our pots really capture our #PottedStyleDIY!


Annette Goliti Gutierrez was a screenwriter and former ad agency producer who procrastinated by remodeling houses when she met and Mary Gray many years ago. Gutierrez runs the marketing and design work for Potted. She writes the Potted blog and contributes to Sunset Magazine’s blog and many print publications.





Mary Gray was a set decorator and art director when she met Annette Goliti Gutierrez many years ago. Gray is the head of all things visual at Potted, creating compelling installations and curating the diverse objects used as planters. Potted has been featured in the LA Times, Sunset Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine Best Of, California Home and Design, Country Living, Gardenista, Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, Garden Design, and The Huffington Post.



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