Two words (well technically three) that you wouldn’t necessarily think go together, well have I got news for you…
I recently used some hessian twine for a project and had a lot let over. So instead of throwing out the left over twine, I decided to use the twine to create a pot for my propagated aloe vera.
Using the end of the string of twine, I wrapped the twine around itself and with each round of the twine I used glue to keep it together. I used non-toxic craft glue and this worked a treat as long as you section the pot plant due to the glue taking a long time to dry.
I divided the pot into four sections;
- Base of the pot, stop, let dry;
- Once the base is dry, continue wrapping the twine for another 2-3cm in height. Leave pot to dry;
- Continue with an additional 2-3cm letting glue dry before continuing until the desired height;
- Once at desired height, tie the twine underneath a former wrapped around layer and use glue to help prevent the twine from unraveling.
Once glue is dry, cut twine and fill with soil and a plant of your choice. I used an aloe vera plant due to this plant loving dry soil as the twine obviously does not hold water. When plants need water, I poured half a cup of water into each pot and keep them in the sink until water stops leaking/drys out.
And ta da!