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Bakers Twine Plant Pot Holder

18 August 2018

With a bit of time and patience you can make this decorated plant pot holder. It’s a great way to update and upcycle an old chipped plant pot only using a few materials.

Click here for a PDF version of this project.


  • Bakers Twine
  • Raw twine
  • Glue gun
  • Plant pot holder or old bowl

How to do it

  1. Take your plant pot holder and turn upside down so the base is facing up. Take the hot glue gun and apply a thin layer from the base rim. Unravel a few metres of the bakers twine and wrap around the pot holder onto the glue. Press down to secure.
  2. Continue to apply glue in small sections and wrap the twine around so it is tightly bound pressing down the twine as you go to ensure it has adhered to the glue.
  3. Once the pot holder has been completely covered in twine, glue any loose ends.
  4. Next take approximately 6 x 2 metre lengths of raw twine. Take three of the lengths and plait them together tying a knot in each end. Repeat with the remaining three lengths so you are left with two plaited strips of twine.
  5. Lay your twine on a flat surface, forming a cross shape with equal length of twine on either end. Place the plant holder on top of the cross. Bring up the four ends and tie all the strands in a knot at the top, and again half way between the top knots and the top of the plant holder.
  6. Your plant holder is now ready for you to add your plants and hang.

Tip: To replace the plant in the pot just slide off the raw twine, and then slide back on when ready.