DIY Twine Wrapped Flower Pots

Upgrade your terracotta pots with this simple tutorial on how to make twine wrapped flower pots!

Homemade Twine Wrapped Flower Pots

I absolutely love decorating terracotta pots. They are so affordable and perfect for decorating. Plus terracotta is a fantastic material for potting plants in. To make this craft you only need a couple of supplies and a little under an hour (time will vary based on how long it takes the paint to dry).

Supplies Needed:

And depending on how you plan on using your terracotta pots you may need a sealant (read the note below).

How to Prepare Terracotta Pots for Painting

Before you start painting you will want to clean the terracotta pot of any dust or debris. To do this just simply take a damp rag and wipe down the inside and outside really well.

If you have an unglazed terracotta pot and you plan on using your flower pot for real plants, you will also want to seal your pot with a water-based sealant prior to painting.

As most terracotta pots are unglazed it is almost always safe to bet that yours is. Terracotta is a very porous material – meaning it is not waterproof. This is great for plants because the terracotta draws the moisture away from the plant and the soil, keeping the pot moist, however, this can be hard on paint.

Adding a sealant prior to painting will help prevent your painting from blistering and will also help keep the moisture where it should be – with the plant.

That said, as we were planning on using faux greenery with our farmhouse pots, we skipped the sealant.

Another thing to consider is that if you are planning on placing your pots outside, you will also need to seal with a polyurethane-based sealer.

These pots would look amazing next to our Homemade Hat Trellis.

How to Make Twine Wrapped Terracotta Pots

Ready to get crafting? You will find the full tutorial below!

Yield: 2 Terracotta Flower Pots

Twine Wrapped Terracotta Pots

Twine Wrapped Terracotta Pots
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • 2 Terracotta Pots
  • Twine
  • White Chalk Paint
  • Sand Paper
  • Clay Pot Sealant


  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors


  1. Clean the terracotta pots of any dust with a damp rag.
  2. Paint one coat of the Waverly white chalk paint onto the pots and allow to dry.
  3. Apply a small dab of hot glue to the top section of the pot and wrap the twine until desired look.
  4. Once you have your desired look, secure the twine further with additional dabs of hot glue.
  5. Add your decorations to your terracotta pots and display!


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