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No-Sew Fabric Shibori Planter DIY

No-Sew Fabric Shibori Planter DIY

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.

no-sew diy fabric planter

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.

diy no-sew fabric shibori planter

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 boho fabric planter

No-Sew Fabric Planter Materials:

diy no-sew fabric planter

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.

no-sew diy fabric shibori planter

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.

no-sew diy fabric planter shibori

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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no-sew fabric shibori planter diy



My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...


Wednesday 29th of March 2017

Love Shibori dye-ing! I did some kitchen towels that I still love.

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 29th of March 2017

I cannot even begin to express how obsessed I am with shibori. Thanks for stopping by!

Mary-The Boondocks Blog

Thursday 9th of March 2017

What a cute idea. I have a ton of those ugly plastic planters that can use a makeover!

Designing Vibes

Thursday 9th of March 2017

Thank you so much for stopping by, Mary. Hope you are doing well.

Karrie Trowbridge

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

Ha! Love it! And, there's a time and a place for cheap beer, for sure! ;)

Designing Vibes

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

haha. Wish we lived closer, friend. Would love to have a beer/beers with you and talk design and motherhood.