Easy Fabric Planter Bins

5 Materials
5 Hours

These easy, fabric planter bins are so easy to make and a great way to add some fun & color to your home for the summer. These planters are great indoors or out and can also be used for getting organized. I had these metal bins at home already, but you can find them anywhere. You can also use popcorn and cookie tins for this project if you have those on hand.

Use clean, dry bins for this project.

This is a great project for using up fabric scraps, just make sure you have enough to wrap the bins.

Add Mod Podge to your container, working in small sections. Apply the fabric, then press and smooth with fingers or paint brush. Work all the way around the bin and trim access fabric.

Apply another layer of Mod Podge over the fabric and let dry. I trimmed my fabric at the top of the planter, but you can also tuck the fabric over the top if you prefer.

When the Mod Podge is completely dry, you can add plants or flowers.

I love how these planters turned out and will definitely use them indoors when summer is over. For now, they look great on my porch and I love the pops of color from the fabric.

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  • A. Gaige A. Gaige on Jun 10, 2020

    What did you do in bottom of container for drainage, if metal water would rust, assuming u would put holes and some type of stones or gravel for drainage.

  • Crumly Crumly on Jun 10, 2020

    Doesn’t rain water take off the fabric?

  • Becky Deakle-Ash Becky Deakle-Ash on Jun 27, 2020

    Shouldn't you still a hole for drainage?

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  • Angel Chavez Smith Angel Chavez Smith on Jun 11, 2021

    So cute! Thank you for sharing.

  • D D on Jun 11, 2021

    Amazon shows 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup size cans.

    Where did you get your bigger cans for your porch?

    I want to get the bigger can for my little granddaughters. Always looking for crafts for them.