This Leather-Wrapped Planter Tutorial Is Our New Fave

Plant in a leather-wrapped planter near bench
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Bring a luxe look to your plants with a leather-wrapped planter. It's easy to make and adds a touch of artisanal appeal to your space. The stitched detailing offers a bit of interest to an otherwise simple design, especially when contrasted with a darker tone leather. (But tone-on-tone would be equally beautiful, too.) We promise your houseplants will look infinitely cooler and Insta-worthy when paired with this beauty.

DIY leather wrapped planter with pink and green leaf plant on marble stool next to bench
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Things You'll Need

Tips

Be sure to look for a planter with an equal diameter at the top and bottom, as opposed to a tapered one. Also, if you buy your leather from a craft store, do a quick internet search for that week's coupon — you can usually save at least 30% to 40% off!

Step 1

Measure the height and diameter of your planter. (Ours was 6 inches tall by 22 inches in diameter.)

Measuring diameter of plant pot with measuring tape
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Step 2

Mark the dimensions of your planter on the back of the leather, and cut out with a utility knife.

Leather strip cut out with utility knife
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Step 3

Wrap the leather around the planter, and draw parallel dots 1/4 inch in from each edge, spaced an inch apart.

Marking dots on leather that is wrapped around planter
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Step 4

Use a leather punch to punch holes on each dot. (We used the smallest setting on our leather punch.)

Punching holes on dots marked on leather with leather punch tool
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Step 5

Wrap the leather around the planter, and thread a long piece of leather cord through the backside of the top right hole. Pull it over and thread it through the frontside of the top left hole.

Threading leather cord through leather wrapped around planter
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Keep pulling until the tail of the cord on the right side is a few inches longer than the pot's height. Keep this tail underneath the leather, but sticking out at the bottom — you'll use it later.

Pulling tail of leather cord to bottom of planter
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Step 6

Keep threading the longer tail on the left through the corresponding holes, each time entering from backside of the right hole and through the frontside of the left hole.

Threading leather cord through leather wrapped around planter
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Step 7

When you thread the cord through the last hole on the right side, tie it in a double knot and cut off the excess.

Tying double knot on leather cord at bottom hole of leather wrapped planter
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Step 8

Thread the other tail you left hanging out at the beginning through the backside of the last left hole.

Threading leather cord through bottom hole of leather wrapped planter
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Tie it into a double knot and cut off the excess.

Tying double knot on leather cord at bottom hole of leather wrapped planter
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Now all your new leather planter needs is a pretty plant!

DIY leather wrapped planter with pink and green leaf plant on marble stool next to bench
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Trisha Sprouse

Trisha Sprouse

Trisha is a writer, video producer + maker with a knack for creating modern DIY content. When her hands aren't covered in paint, she's most likely holding a camera or power drill or both.