DIY Leather Plant Hanger
One of my favorite craft materials to work with is leather scraps.
I recently bought a small bag of leather scraps from Hobby Lobby for $2.99 plus 40% off, so about $1.80 and used those scraps to make this groovy DIY leather plant hanger for this month's Thrifty Style Team post.
You can see all of the other team members creativity by clicking on the links at the bottom of this post and there are some wonderful new team members to welcome as well!
Easy DIY Leather Plant Hanger
Tools and Equipment
- Wrap leather scraps around pot including both sides and bottom to ensure it's big enough for your project.
- Measure the side of the pot you will be using to hold your plant. Double the side measurement and also measure the bottom and add this to your "total". Example, if the pot is 6 inches along the side from bottom to top and 3 inches across the bottom, your total will be 6+6+3=15 inches.
- Use ruler to mark a 15-inch length on one of your leather scraps. Also, add your desired width for your leather hanger. I chose 2 ½ inches and then drew another 15-inch long mark on the other side forming a rectangle. Be sure to do this on the WRONG side of the leather scrap. Repeat this for the other strap. Use the same color or coordinating color as desired.
- Find the center of the strip, center the bottom of the pot over the strip, and trace it.
- Repeat for other side and cut out the strips.
- Punch holes in the top edge of each strip.
- Add eyelets.
- You will use 8 eyelets total for this step.
- Stack the strips on top of other another to form a cross or X and add more holes and eyelets to give your DIY Leather Plant Hanger stability.
- At this point, you can add the leather scrap straps to your project and call it a day, or you can proceed to the next step.
- If you'd like to add a little more style to your plant hanger add three rows of holes to the side of each strap.
- I did not add eyelets to these holes since they were not going to be under any pressure or have to hold the weight of the plant and are merely for decorative purposes.
- Place the planter on top of the planter hanger and adjust for size. Add laces to the holes just as though you are adding laces to shoes.
- Alternate the laces if desired so that one ends at the top of the planter with a bow and the next ends at the bottom.
And there you have it!
Now for the rest of the Thrifty Style Team shares for the month - below the collage are links to each individual project.