DIY Painted Flower Pot: Update an old planter with rope and paint

I have this really old flower pot/planter that had this horrible blue color which crashed with all of our other decorations. I couldn’t stand it any longer and decided that the flower pot needed a long overdue update. Why throw it out if you can give it a neat and cheap update in less than two hours, right? I love such easy upcycling tutorials and I can’t wait to share this project with you guys!

I bought some rope a while ago at a hardware store. Just because I liked the natural look and feel of it. But I wasn’t sure what to use it for (yet). Have you ever bough stuff just because you thought there might be a DIY project waiting to be made with it? This was one of those occasions. So I went to my handy DIY project stash and took it out as this was the perfect opportunity to use it. I wrapped it around the planter and had to realize that it was just slightly too short to fully reach to the top. Sigh! So I had to come up with another idea to cover the inch of blue that was still visible above the rope as I didn’t want to head to the hardware store again.

I remembered that I also bought some acrylic copper paint years ago (not kidding it must have been like 3+ years). Luckily it was still good to use! That was the solution! I covered the top part of the planter with the copper paint. Voila! Goodbye ugly blue color! Turns out it also is a great color to make a DIY moon phase wall hanging.

Now let me give you the full tutorial:

DIY Copper Painted Flower Pot

  • Old planter
  • Acrylic Copper Paint
  • Rope
  • Hot glue gun

DIY rope planter with copper paint

Cover the top part of the flower pot with the copper colored paint. Color about an inch or two all the way from the top. Make sure to also color the edge and a little bit of the inside of the pot. Let it dry for about an hour.

Use a hot glue gun to attach the rope to the planter. Start at the bottom and wrap it all the way up to the point where you want the copper paint to stick out. And that’s it! I’m super happy on how the update on the planter turned out. Plus it only cost me like 4€ in total! What do you think?

Oh and I also made a video tutorial for this one! It’s my second video after the Monstera Leaf Key Chain. 😊


  1. Marina Rosie Jul 17th, 2017 12:36 pm

    This post couldn’t have come at a better moment for me, as I’m getting a really cute shrub for in my bedroom and hate the colour of the plant pot it’s got! This is being bookmarked! xx

    • Chris Jul 22nd, 2017 12:36 am

      So glad you like the tutorial Marina 🙂 it’s a really fun and easy upcycling project


Write a comment

* Required fields