If you have adopted a few plants this year, like a lot of people over the world, you know your leafy babies need to be staked when they grow to a certain height. They have made your life more bearable throughout the pandemic by elevating your interior and improving the air quality in your home, so they deserve to be staked in style! Today I’m sharing a simple DIY that can be done in a few minutes. This Rain Stick DIY Plant Stake will bring a boho vibe to your indoor plant garden all while being functional.
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Step 1: Make a few tassels
First, wrap some thin jute yarn around your fingers. Remove the yarn from your fingers so that you can tie the yarn on one end and cut the other end open, like in picture 2. Wrap a small length of yarn around to finish the tassel. You can make a few, I feel 3 is a good number for this plant stake.
Step 2: Attach the tassels
Next, you can attach the tassels to the top of the plant stake. Heat up your glue gun and apply a few drops of glue at the top. Go slow and be careful not to apply so much that it drops on the side of the stake. Arrange your tassels at different heights to add interest and press the ties into the glue to secure them to the stake.
Step 3: Wrap the stake
Once the glue has cooled down, take some jute yarn and glue one end to the stake. Start wrapping the yarn tightly around, working your way down. At some point, you can introduce new yarn. Experiment with different textures, thickness and colours. I used some embroidery floss in earthy colours because I was fully on board with the rain stick vision! To swap yarn, stop wrapping and keep the current yarn pointing down. Introduce the new yarn and wrap over the previous yarn to hide it. Every now and then, swap yarn or add more variations, keeping the other yarns under the wrapping until you need them.
Once you have wrapped 6 to 8″, you can stop – but if you want to continue all the way down, go you!!! To end the wrapping, just add tiny drops of glue to the yarns and wait until it has cooled to cut them short. To add a clean finish, you can also wrap some metal wire. I bent the end so that the wire also functions as a fastener to keep the plant stem close to the stake.