This Leather-Wrapped Planter Tutorial Is Our New Fave

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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.

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Things You'll Need

Tip

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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tie it into a double knot and cut off the excess.

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Now all your new leather planter needs is a pretty plant!

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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.

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