Hey friends, hope you are all keeping cool and enjoying your summer! I have been eyeing leather planters on Pinterest and I decided to once and for all give it a try myself! After studying the shape of a few planters I liked, I kind of created my own version, and they turned out nice! Check out how I made them.
Faux Leather Hanging Planters
After picking up a yard of faux leather from the fabric store, I came home and put together a stencil. I needed to create a shape in which I'd have enough of the fabric to create a seam on the inside. This is what I came up with!
Next, I cut out a piece of the leather, and traced my stencil using a light marker on the non leather side of the fabric.
It looked something like this!
Next, I cut the shape out.
It looked like this! I then cut out two more, to make a set of three.
The next thing I did was create a seam on the inside of the fabric. I am no professional sewer, and did it the crafty way- with a stapler!
The way I did it was, I turned the leather on it's front, and pinched together the outer sides of the fabric together, and stapled them shut!
Be careful to only staple the sides that are directly next to each other. If you accidentally staple the wrong sides together, no worries, they are easily removable.
Once each side is stapled to its neighbor, turn it right side out. It should look like this! Pretty cute, huh?
Next, I needed to make two holes in each planter to attach the string that will hang them. I used a classic paper hole punch, and it worked perfectly.
This next step was so easy, unforunately I forgot to take a photo. All I did was, using an X-acto knife, I cut long and thin strips of the leather to use as a string to hang them. I then strung them through each hole, and knotted them at the ends to keep them secure.
This is what they look like hanging, sans plants!
They look pretty cute hanging up.
I love that we now have a bit more greenery in our home!