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Old Crock Wrapped With Sisal Rope And Filled With Succulents

I added sisal rope around the top of an old crock then filled it with rocks and faux succulents. Now I have a unique planter. I wasn’t sure the sisal rope would work on the crock but it does and the succulents are happy!

wrap a vintage crock with sisal rope and fill with succulents (4)

I found the crock sitting on the workbench in our shed and I was glad to see it. I remember bringing the crock up from Florida when we moved back to Tennessee in 2010.

I bought the crock somewhere back in my yard sale and junkin’ adventures around Pensacola. Boy, those were good days and I miss them. This project is on the Thrift Store Decor Tour and you know what that means. Links at the bottom of the post.

And it’s hard to beat fake or faux succulents. No watering and they look like the real thing.

old crock.

You can see where there is a chunk missing from the top of the crock on one side. That’s not a big deal to me.

how to display faux succulents

I went thru the workshop rounding up a few succulents. Some I’ve used in projects before and some of them are new. The older ones are from Dollar Tree and the newer ones came from Joanne’s on clearance. I always have sisal rope in my craft stash. This rope is old looking and not the new bright shiny stuff.

use a glue gun to adhere sisal rope to a flower planter

First order of business was to cut the sisal rope to size and hot glue it to the crock. I followed the line running around the crock about an inch below the top.

hot glue sisal rope to an old crock to make a succulent pot planter

Looks cute just like that. I’m glad I used the brownish older-looking sisal rope.

bag of rocks from Dollar Tree

I bought two bags of decorative stones at Dollar Tree. Did you know things at Dollar Tree are now $1.25?

succulent planter

I filled the stoneware crock with the rocks then placed the tallest succulent in the middle of the pot and worked the others around it.

wrap an old crock with sisal rope and fill with succulents

I put four succulents in the pot. I know we are should use the rule of odd numbers with decor but the pot looked just right with this number probably because the large succulent had a lot of little branches. I like that pop of red in the mix.

water dipper succulent planter

I had succulents and rocks left over so I turned an old water dipper from my favorite junk shop into a planter too.

how to display faux succulents in old crocks and water dippers

You can turn just about anything into a plant or flower pot. I’ve used tea kettles, water buckets, Christmas tree stands, and all kinds of unique things that make for a fun display. I saw a cute succulent display using a cupcake holder here.

faux succulent container or planter

I would estimate the cost of the project at $6. One of the great things about this project is when I get tired of looking at it or the seasons change I can use all the parts in other projects.

vintage crock wrapped with sisal rope to make a flower pot planter

Please take time to leave a note before you take off on the Thrift Store Decor Tour. I love reading your comments and respond to as many as I can. Take the tour by clicking the links below the “before” makeovers photo collage……

Thrift Store Decor
Thrift Store Decor
Thrift Store Decor Tour….
Black Matte Spray Painted Lantern – Domestically Speaking
DIY Chandelier Planter – My Repurposed Life
Succulent Crock Planter – Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
DIY Upcycled Bar Cabinet – Our Southern Home
DIY Pressed Flower Art – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Mosaic Bowling Ball Yard Art – House Of Hawthornes
Herb Themed Rustic Garden Stepladder – Organized Clutter
Patriotic Serving Tray – Reinvented Delaware
Upcycled Garden Pot – Shop At Blu

As always, thanks for being here, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Yay! I’m so glad you were able to visit the junk shop. Yes, it is fabulous and Mr. Butler and his sisters are sooooo nice. I’m lucky to live close enough I can visit every week or so.

  2. Kathy,
    Thanks for your creative use of found objects, vintage, junk, and things you have on hand. You have a gift for repurposing! Because of your blog, I made a pilgrimage to your favorite junk shop in Kentucky. Wow! There is so much to see! I WILL be going back! Also, the family that owns and runs the place are absolute jewels! Such nice people! Once again, thanks—I look forward to every post!

  3. That crock is really amazing, I love the texture of it, looks aged and vintage. The succulents with the sisal is perfect!

  4. Kathy, that’s really cute. I have a number of various size crocks. They are one of my very favorite containers. If you put some sort of recycled plastic container with holes poked in the bottom for drainage that fits inside the crock you could plant real live succulents in it. I often save cream cheese, yogurt other containers for just this sort of purpose. Anyway, the great part to your project is that it is maintenance-free!

  5. I was excited to see that little crock and what you would do with it, Kathy! The rope adds a coastal vibe and the succulents are perfect for it! Thanks for the ideas for other planters. ? Pinned!

  6. Kathy,

    The sisal rope is perfect for this old crock filled with rocks and succulents!
    I love the new look.


  7. What an easy and quick decor project! I like the idea of faux succulents! No maintenance! Pinned!

  8. Great idea Kathy! I run across those little plain crocks quite often, and succulents are perfect in them.

  9. This is so cute! Little changes make a big impact. I’m only using faux on our screened porch, so I can’t wait to try this.