DIY Leather Plant Pot Sleeves

6 Materials
2 Hours

This year I am embracing houseplants, endeavouring to keep them alive! Ceramic plant pots can be expensive so I have made leather sleeves to cover the plastic pots.

To make your own you will need long scraps of leather, I picked up a bag of leather off cuts at a car boot sale (I’m based in the Uk, my guess is that it the US this would be similar to a yard sale).

Start be measuring the circumference of the top of the pot, plus the height of the pot.

Measure out a paper template, the height and circumference of the pot. Add a further length, measuring the circumference, gradually decreasing the height. This is best explained in the diagram below.

Cut out the leather using your paper template. Wrap around the pot. Using a glue such as E6000 glue the overlapping lather together.

Hold in place until the glue sets. I suggest using paper clips so as not to indent the leather.

Add a touch of decoration using a strong thread and leather needle. Stitch vertical stitches along the join.

This takes a bit of strength!

Click through to the blog post to see how to narrow the base of the leather plant pot sleeve.

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  • Deanne Deanne on Jan 07, 2019


    Why not use invisible thread? Or are the stitching supposed to show, as part of the decorations?

  • Beltinka Beltinka on Mar 30, 2020

    I love the look! How do they hold up over time? Are there mildew problems? Is there room for the saucer inside? Thanks for posting!

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  • Linda Linda on Mar 27, 2020

    They look expensive and professional. Good job

  • DN DN on Mar 27, 2020

    These are so cool! Very unique and earthy design. I’m in love! 💕