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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.

Pin image with the words DIY Plant Basket over a fabric plant bag with the worlds saddest fiddle leaf fig inside.

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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.

Aerial shot of the plant basket showing the fiddle leaf fig sitting inside its grow pot in the fabric basket.

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.

Tan fabric basket holding the world's saddest fiddle leaf fig

I keep my plants in their grow pot, so I made sure that the grow pot would fit inside this basket.

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DIY Plant Basket

DIY Plant Basket

How to make a DIY plant basket from fabric.

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10


  • Fabric - I used a door mat
  • Marker



  1. 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.
  2. Measure your grow pot height and circumference. Sketch out a rectangle about that size, maybe 1/2 inch to 1 inch bigger.
  3. Cut out your two pieces of fabric.
  4. 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.
  5. Now sew it all up! Turn it inside out and you're done!

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