Thursday, March 24, 2011

Burlap Planter Cover and Plant Tutorial

While Browsing Pottery Barn I came across a picture and loved the burlap cover over the planter. I have a lot of burlap left over from other projects and the ribbon around it looked very similar to some I knew that  I had so I decided to try my hand at making my own. I had everything I used actually already, I didn't have to go out and buy anything. The greenery I almost threw away from an old swag, I'm glad I didn't!

Here is my version

Live Rabbit Foot Fern

Here is how I made mine...

You will need a planter of course (I got mine from Dollar Tree in a three pack) and since every planter is different I didn't make a pattern.

Here is what you will do though. I wanted the base to be bigger so I traced adding about a half inch around the top of my planter.

Then I measured around the largest part of the planter and added a half inch or so for sewing. Then measured the height and added two inches to that. I ended up with the above piece that is folded over, so a long rectangular piece.


Sew the short end  together with a zig zag stitch.

Now if your side piece is bigger around then your bottom piece you will need to do a long stitch and adjust your side piece to fit your bottom piece. Mine worked out perfect and there was no need for this.
Pin your bottom to your side and zig zag stitch together.

Fold over the top edge and straight stitch around the edge.

Place your planter inside and tie a ribbon around it. Your done with the burlap cover now just add a live plant or if you want to add fake greenery or flowers keep reading.

Add some small rocks to the bottom of the planter for weight. Cut a Small piece of floral foam to fit the planter and add hot glue to the sides where they touch. Add hot glue to the top of the foam &....

add Spanish Moss on top.

Start poking your fake greenery into the foam continue until it is full.

And your done!

What do you think? Not to bad for not having to go out and buy anything. I love the projects you can make when you already have everything on hand.

Now I want to make some more and add some live plants and flowers.


Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Ha very, very cute!!!
I covered a big pot with burlap!
Don't cha just love burlap!!

Janlynn said...

i think that yours looks better than the PB version. Well done. I might have to make this one. Thanks

melismama said...

IT looks great..funny i had an idea today to do this but then paint the numbers 1 2 3 on three of them...I will be doing it this weekend, providing our snow melts and I can get the in

Rhinestone Beagle said...

Super cute. I have to start looking at more catalogues for ideas to steal, I mean borrow. Thanks for linking up!

Danielle said...

That is so cute and creative! I love it!
Blog hopping! I'm your new follower and would love a follow back! Thanks!

my3littlebirds said...

Yours turned out way better than PB's! Super cute.

Dee said...

I love the burlap planter at Pottern Barn.
Yours is my new favorite.

Your newest follower

Bec@littlelucylu said...

Love all things burlap! Very cute!
Saw you at Flamingo Toes. :-)


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