What’s better than a new fabulous planter to put your plants in? An affordable one you DIYed, of course! So after showing you how to create air plant wall art and copper piping air plant holders, this time we are teaching you a new way to house your plants with leather. Check out the tutorial below for a *super* easy and colorful project.
Materials and Tools:
— tiny cacti
— white leather scrap
— hole punch
1. Adorn your white leather with an abstract pattern. Start with a light color and paint some shapes.
2. Use your flat brush to add some fuchsia shapes.
3. Add gray and aqua touches with a thinner brush.
4. Complete the pattern with some black strokes, and let everything dry.
5. Cut out a cross. Make sure that one of the cross lines is 3 times longer than the height of your plant pot.
6. Punch holes around half an inch from the corner, as shown below.
7. Cut 4 identical pieces of yarn.
8. Attach the yarn through the parallel holes with the ends facing out.
9. Repeat with the other pieces of yarn.
10. Place your plant in the centre of the cross.
11. Hold up all your pieces of string to create your hanging leather box planter, then tie a knot.
First step is all about decorating the white leather with an abstract pattern. So start with a light color and a flat brush to paint some shapes. Next, add some gray and aqua touches, then complete the pattern with some black strokes. Once you’re satisfied with the final result, let everything completely dry.
Cut out a cross that is three times longer than the height of your plant pot. Feel free to use a ruler and a pen to make the process easier, if you want. Next, punch some holes around half an inch from the corner, as shown above. Cut out four 15-inch pieces of yarn and attach the first piece through the parallel holes with the ends facing out. Then, repeat with the other pieces of yarn, as shown above. Lastly, place your plant in the centre of the cross and hold up all your pieces of string to create your hanging leather box planter. Tie a knot and you’re done!
Succulents work pretty well for these planters, because their roots are fairly shallow and they’re easy to maintain ;)
These look great in pairs, so make a couple that can “hang out” together.
If you don’t have a green thumb (even for succulents), fill these with supplies and hang them over your desk.
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