I finally caved and bought a fiddle leaf fig. I guess you can say I was influenced to buy one! But I couldn’t find a pot I liked, so I made this DIY plant basket.
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Fiddle leaf figs are all over Instagram and I just had to have one. They are such cool looking plants. I finally found one at Costco and bought it.
After looking at pots, I couldn’t find one that I loved. So I decided to make one myself. First, I made one with yarn and twine. I do love that one. It’s sturdy and pretty.
But, I wanted to see if I could make a basket out of fabric too. I had a $5 door mat from Five Below laying around. It’s heavy duty fabric and more neutral so I figured it would make a pretty good plant pot.
DIY Plant Basket
This DIY plant basket is super easy to make. I did use my sewing machine. Which is quickly becoming one of my favorite DIY tools.
I’ve recently used my sewing machine to make removable bench covers, chair covers, and mend some of my husband’s t-shirts. Now that I’ve gotten the hang of using the sewing machine, I keep coming up with projects to try!
This DIY plant basket took about 20 minutes to make. It was super simple to do.
I keep my plants in their grow pot, so I made sure that the grow pot would fit inside this basket.
- Fabric - I used a door mat
- Sewing Machine
- Lay your fabric out on the floor and trace around your grow pot in a circle 1/2 inch to 1 inch bigger than the grow pot.
- Measure your grow pot height and circumference. Sketch out a rectangle about that size, maybe 1/2 inch to 1 inch bigger.
- Cut out your two pieces of fabric.
- Pin the rectangular fabric wrong side in around the circle with the wrong side of the fabric on the bottom. Pin the two edges of the rectangular fabric together to finish the circle.
- Now sew it all up! Turn it inside out and you're done!