I found some white paint in the garage (Thanks landlord!!) and painted the top...
Then I wrapped the bottom half in jute (or hemp....whichever name you prefer...)
So much prettier!
I was on a roll with my hemp cord (or jute...whatever...) so next I wrapped up the plastic cup holding some spring grass that my son brought home from school.
I was afraid that my hot glue gun might burn through the plastic but it didn't. At least I don't think so. I guess if this thing suddenly withers up and dies I'll know why.
Wrapping up that plant gave me a great idea for some cheap decor. Since my track record with plants is not so great, this one doesn't have a very long life-span, regardless of the glue. So once this thing dies off I plan to wrap some more plastic cups like this and fill them with fake grass. A little grouping of them would be so cute.
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Now get wrapping!