Grab Some Placemats for This Decor Hack!

3 Materials
10 Minutes

You'll only need 10 minutes to transform those ugly planters with placemats.

I always run into the same problem with my bigger plants! When it comes time to repot them the pretty pots are so expensive. Seeing as we're on a tight budget I decided to give this a try with some DIY planter covers.

Prepping the placemats!

I got these placemats at peir one imports. They were only $3 each. Since one placemat wasn't enough to wrap around my planter I had to use two and combine them together.

I left the tassels on one side for decor but, the areas where I need to connect the two place mats together I cut them off. To connect my placemats together I used some floral wire. If you're confused I share the video version + more photos on the blog-

Adding Velcro

Now to make this work you'll need some velcro. I actually bought some velcro tape at joanns but the tape was so weak I ended up hot gluing the velcro pieces to the ends of the placemat. That's it! Just wrap it around the planter and secure it with the velcro. Super easy right? :)

I love the how the tassels look on the seem. :) This only cost my $7 to make. So much better than paying $50 for a new pot that's heavy and I can't move around much. I love taking my plants outdoors sometimes when I water them. So these plastic pots underneath make it pretty convenient.

That it! Thanks so much for tunning in! I hope this inspires you to recycle some placemats into homedecor!


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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Veronica
    on Jun 23, 2020

    What kind of plant is that? It’s pretty.

  • Nelda
    on Jun 24, 2020

    I love this!! I am small & old & can't lift the pretty pots. I will be doing this. I wonder if you could cut a placemat to cover smaller pots? I will have to experiment. Thanks for the idea.

  • Maryduffy1988
    on Jun 25, 2020

    A great idea but as the mat is higher than the pot does this affect the plant.

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  • Ell
    on Jul 16, 2020

    It's funny how something so simple is going to make a very big difference in my decor! I have two large, heavy palm trees in ugly, plastic pots, but they won't be ugly for long! Thanks for the tip!

  • Rosalie Walker
    on Aug 22, 2020


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