You know that term crazy cat lady? Well, I think I am becoming the crazy indoor plant lady.Today, I am sharing a super cheap and easy way to beautify ugly, plastic pots ….no sewing or skill required.
It started out innocently enough. My husband was at the hardware store (or as my three-year-old refers to as the Hogware store). He called to ask if there was anything I needed. My husband is certainly well-trained, because I always have some obscure request. This time, I specifically directed him to purchase a small terrarium type of plant that required little light. You see, I had a tiny basket I was going to use as a pot, and I knew just where I wanted to place it.
I cannot help but laugh at the thought of him handling all of the dainty plants and reading all of the little labels to see which one fit my specifications.
Unfortunately the plant my husband returned with was too large to fit in the basket. So,I put my pragmatic “thinking cap” on.
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I had some scraps of shibori fabric left over from another project that I had been meaning to use; and I don’t know if you have noticed, but fabric planters seem to be everywhere right now.(this one on Etsy is freaking gorgeous)
Just one problem, I cannot be bothered to sew (I know….I should probably work on that given I am a diy blogger)
No-Sew Fabric Planter Materials:
- hot glue stick
- hot glue gun
- fabric scraps of choice (I used this fabric)
- plant of choice
- cheep beer optional
This project is so easy, guys.
Just a quick note, I would start by purchasing the specific plant you want to use. Holding the plant, I took my fabric scraps and wrapped a piece around the existing, plastic pot. Before cutting the fabric to the desired length, I made sure there was enough slack in the fabric to overlap (placing hot glue directly on plastic is probably not the brightest idea).To ensure adequate drainage, I chose not to cover the bottom of the planter with fabric (as pictured above). Because I was working with scraps, I did not have to cut the fabric to desired height. Lucky for me, the height was pretty spot-on.
Don’t judge my unrefined taste in beer….sometimes I crave cheap, domestic beer. Especially when you have an uncharacteristically warm and sunny winter weekend.
Just be sure to place a dollop of hot glue on the fabric at the point where it overlaps(not directly on the plastic planter)….you don’t want to melt your plant.
Just like an animal hoarder, it seems the more plants I place in my home, the more I want. Not only do they make me happy, I love to know these little guys are purifying the air I breathe.
Now get out there and design some good vibes.
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