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.
- 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.
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.