I’m so glad to share with you today how I made myself a denim planter for my dieffenbachia, or ‘dumb cane’. I’m not an expert seamstress, so you are going to see how a novice did it. It worked for me, though.
There are all kinds of cute fabrics out there that you can choose from. I already had this denim in my stash. I think you could use any canvas or duck cloth that is stiff. So onto the instructions: Using the drip pan, I traced a circle on the fabric. Then I added 1/2 inch for the seam allowance.
Carefully measuring the circumference around the pan, I determined the length of the sides, and added 2 inches for error. I measured how tall I wanted the planter, and added 2 inches for both seam allowance and top edge. Then cut my pieces out.
Then I pinned the bottom to the sides, right sides together. You might have to clip your fabric. Mine didn’t require it.
I stitched the pieces together EXCEPT where the 2 ends of the sides met. Carefully lining up the side edges where they met, I stitched the side seam.
Then I laid the side against the bottom piece and finished sewing it.
My last step was finishing the top. I started by ironing down 1/4 inch of the fabric, and turning it down a second time for a full inch, and ironed. Then edged stitched it into place.
I put the drip pan into the bottom and there you have it.
I don’t know about anybody else, but it sure makes me feel good to use stuff I already have. It reduces the hoarding in my craft room! Ha!
You could add tassels or pom poms to make it cuter. My dieffenbachia pretty much hides the planter, so I decided to skip on that.
Such an easy, quick project, and beats spending money on an expensive basket. Have fun!