Welcome back to another Home Depot monthly gift challenge! If you’re just tuning in, each month me and about a dozen other super creative souls (and bloggers) team up to hand-craft a fun gift using one item from Home Depot. This month Kat and Melinda from Home Made Interest picked out sisal rope and the lucky recipient is none other than your bestie.
This month, I have a fun Ikea-hack for my BFF using one of their planters (this one) and sisal rope from Home Depot.
*Home Depot in no way sponsors this post, we just spend a lot of time (and money) there, so we thought we’d blog about it.*
So without further ado, here’s what we came up with:
What you’ll need:
-Planter box from Ikea (or metal/wood planter box)
-Sisal rope (3 feet or so)
-Drill (with 1/4 and 3/4 inch drill bit)
1. Measure the center of your planter (I believe the Ikea one is roughly 3 1/4 inches) and mark the center.
2. Using your center punch and hammer, create an indentation (it will not go entirely through the surface) to ensure the accuracy of the drill.
3. Using your 1/4 inch drill bit, drill a hole through the surface (it’s easier to start out smaller and work your way up).
4. Now, use your 3/4 inch drill bit to drill a larger hole through the surface (drill into existing hole).
5. Repeat steps 1-4 on the other side of the planter.
6. Pull your manila rope through the hole and secure tightly with a single knot (repeat for the other side).
*Note: I glued the wooden support legs onto the planter because I like how they accent the piece.
7. Plant your greenery and enjoy!
Looking for some more inspiration? Be sure to check out what some of my lovely blog friends did below. All this creativity is so contagious!
Stay tuned for next month!