Gallery: HOW TO: Learn How to Make a Mini Felt Planter to Green Your Wa...

 
Looking for a creative new way to decorate your home or office with greenery? Sew your own mini felt wall planter and hang a plant anywhere! With this fun DIY project, you can create a colorful felt miniature planter with just a few simple items—many of which you can find in your home or at your local craft store. Hang your mini planter in your office cubicle, line a few up in a row along a windowsill, or use s-hooks to hang them around your house!

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Step 1: Gather Your Materials

  • Craft felt (preferably at least 21 inches long)
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Scissors
  • Pattern (print pattern here, cut out and tape together or design your own)
  • Small plastic bags (plastic fold-over lunch baggies or small cellophane treat bags)
  • Grommets and grommet setting tool (you can find kits for this at any sewing or craft store)
  • Potting Soil
  • Plants for your mini planter (succulents and vines work well. We used “String of Pearls”, a succulent, “Golden Pothos”, a vine, and “Little Gem”, another succulent.)

 

Step 2: Cut out the pieces of your planter

Print out the pattern on one sheet of 8.5 X 11 inch printer paper, cut out, and tape together the two pieces. Use the pattern to cut out your felt. If your felt piece is not long enough, you can sew two pieces together to create a 21 inch piece.

 

Step 3: Sew the planter together

Fold the edge of the planter (the 4” side, not the tapered side) over narrowly and stitch down the hem. Next, fold the felt planter piece together and sew the two side seams as shown. Make sure you don’t sew the tapered flap into the side seams.

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