Last Christmas, I had picked up some leather scraps at a local fabric store. I ended up making leather flowers, decorations and jewelry for family, but ended up with lots of leftover leather scraps.
I found that leather is fairly easy to work with – it is easy to cut, does not fray, can be sewn, pierced, riveted, and glued.
Working with hanging planters, now, I have tons of new ideas on how to use this leather!
This first hanging planter is made by cutting leather strips and weaving and riveting the strips.
Materials needed for leather strap hanging planter
- Leather Scraps
- Leather Hole Punch
- Small rivets
- Grommets ore eyelets
- Grommet installation tool
- Rotary Cutter
- Cutting mat
- Brown Leather Lace
Making the hanging planter
- First, using the Rotary Cutter, cut 3 strips of leather, 1/2 inch wide and 64 inches long (or twice as long as you want your plant hanger to be
- Rivet the three pieces of leather together in the middle. This is the bottom of the hanging planter, and creates 6 loose ends that will be loosely woven together
- Now begins the tricky part! First, lay out the six ends of the leather radiating out.
- Take every other strip, and put it over the strip to its left, like in the picture above
- Now, take that same strip and place it under the strip that is now next to it, as in the picture above
- Place the tip of this strip on the tip of the strip that is now next to it
- Once you are SURE that it is woven correctly, connect the tips of these strips together with grommets, or eyelets. The eyelets will be used to hang the planter
- Now, the woven leather strips should look like the photo below
- At this point, the leather cannot become unwoven, so you can pick it up. Now, put it on the flower pot that you want to hang, and using chalk, mark where the leather crosses
- Remove the plant hanger from the flower pot and rivet the leather strips where you marked with chalk where they cross
- Now, your plant hanger should look like the photo below!
- Cut some leather lacing, and thread through the grommets. Tie a knot to hold the lacing in place
- Tie the leather lacing together at the top, and hang your new planter for your indoor or vertical garden!