Diy Burlap Fabric Planter

by Destri on April 9, 2012

Diy Burlap Fabric Planter

Happy Monday friends!  I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend.  We had a relaxing one filled with sunny days – I even had a chance to get my hands dirty making a planter out of the ever popular burlap.  The lady at the fabric store said it’s the new satin, made me laugh.  I’ve had this idea running around in my head for weeks now, and just couldn’t think of what to put it the bottom.  After a trip to the hardware store, I found the perfect solution.  As far as diy goes, this planter is as easy as it gets – if you can tie a knot, you can make it.  It’s a great departure from the regular pot, and adds texture and softness to an otherwise hard space. Catch me after the jump, and I’ll show you how to make one!

Diy Burlap Fabric Planter


  • 1 yard burlap cut off the bolt
  • one 16″ coco liner – I bought mine for $5 at Home Depot
  • plants and flowers
  • potting soil – moisture control is optimal
  • 1/4 yard of heavy white fabric – about a 9″ x 45″ piece or longer and with the ends cut in a rounded point

How To Put The Planter Together

Pick a space where you have a lot of room to work and lay down the burlap. Place the liner in the center.

Add some potting soil to the bottom of the liner.

Add your plants.  I used petunias, caladium, euryops, and English ivy.  Adjust them so that the top of the plant soil is as level with the liner as you can get it.

Now fill around the plants with the potting soil.

It’s best if you have a second pair of hands for this next step, I bribed my son :).  Carefully pull all four corners of the burlap up over the plants and have someone hold them up. I made sure that the ends of the ivy and petunias were up with the burlap

Now take the white fabric and tie loosely around the base of the plants, just above the planter.



Now use the scissors to cut the burlap down to size, still keeping that square shape.


And there you have it!  It looks like a bunch of flowers spilling out of a sack.  My son said “wow, it looks like a pot of gold!”….mmmmkay.  Maybe a pot of flowers?

Diy Burlap Fabric Planter

I think they look great on a front porch on a pedestal, or propped on a step.  And don’t you think they would make great Mother’s Day gifts?  I borrowed a ladies gate for the picture above and she asked me if I was making them to sell,  she loved it – so hey, there’s an idea!

Hope everyone has had a great start of the week; my internet has been slow at best, usually not even working.  It’s been a tad frustrating, but at least it’s sunny out!

Thanks for reading and sharing,


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