We love plants! They are amazing to decorate your home and garden with, not only because most of them look beautiful but also because they bring the sense of nature back into your home. This is including the several natural health benefits that they offer, such as filtering your air from chemical toxins and air pollution. >You can read more about that here.< BUT not only do the plants come with a price tag, but also do the Flower Pots. Depending on the size of your plant, you can pay anywhere between 10€ – 100€, just to put your flower into a nice pot. Needless to say, we need more DIY’s for reasonable options. So here is one of our tips for a beautiful Flower Pot.
What you need to make your own Flower Pot
- plastic or organic planting pot (Costs: +/- 0,50 €)
- jute fabric
- jute yarn
- hot glue gun
- acrylic paint
Step-by-step: How to make your own flower pot from a plastic planter
For this DIY you only need the planter you usually plant your flowers right in. There are several benefits to using this instead of putting another pot around it: First of all, you don’t need another pot, so you can save that money for more plants. Second of all, these plastic planters have holes on the bottom, which is great for bottom watering and keeps your plants from having their roots rot. If you are using your planter indoor, make sure to use a plate or something similar underneath, to catch the water. You can also use this planter outdoor. Our have been sitting outside for two month now and it still looks as good as new.
Cut your fabric
Wrap your jute fabric around the planter and cut it to the right size.
Leave a 1-2 Inch fold
Leave some room at the top and bottom, for a seamless look.
Use the hot glue
Glue a straight line and secure the first end of the fabric.
Hot glue the upper rim
Glue the upper rim and roll it straight onto the fabric.
Wrap around the pot
Secure the end of the fabric at your starting point.
Wrap the jute tight
If your pot is smaller at the bottom, you need to pull and glue it down.
Glue around the rim
Now wrap your fabric around the rim and secure it with hot glue.
Make the bottom even
Glue down the bottom fabric and try to secure it evenly, so it won’t waggle.
take your jute yarn
Wrap the jute yarn around your pot and make a pretty bow. You can also secure it with some glue.
Paint the bottom
Take your acrylic paint and paint the bottom. Let it dry throughly and you have a beautiful flower pot.