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Rustic Woven Denim Basket Planter Cover

Imagine transforming your plain old planters into stylish rustic pieces with a touch of woven denim charm. This unique basket planter cover adds a cozy and inviting feel to any space, whether it's indoors or outdoors. The rustic look of the woven denim brings a sense of warmth and character to your plants, making them stand out in a sea of ordinary planters. The handcrafted nature of the woven denim basket planter cover adds a personal touch to your home decor, showcasing your love for natural materials and unique design elements. The intricate weaving pattern creates a visually appealing texture that complements a variety of plant styles, from lush greenery to colorful blooms. With this one-of-a-kind planter cover, you can elevate the look of your plants while adding a touch of rustic charm to your living space. 

Supplies Needed

  • Old blue jeans
  • Burlap lace ribbon
  • Rubber band
  • Scissor
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick

How to Make a Denim Basket

Begin by cutting the leg(s) off of an old pair of blue jeans. Depending upon the size of your basket, you may need 2 to 3 legs of denim. Once the leg is removed from the pant, cut the seam and discard it. Then, lay the leg out to cut into two equal strips.

Now, measure the legs into 1" wide strips. I like to cut them into approximately 18" long strips of the first set of 5, but you can do longer or shorter, depending upon how large your planter is.

Now, go ahead and cut out the pant legs into another 10-15 strips of denim that are 1" wide. The length doesn't matter as this will be sewn together.

Stack the 5 pieces on top of each other, then fold them in half. Wrap a rubber band around the center so they are divided in the middle. Place this on a flat surface, and pull the sides out so it is tied in the center but you have 5 "legs" of denim on each side.

Now, go back to the additional strips of denim, and sew them together end to end to create a long strip or ribbon of denim. You can add more or cut off some to suit the size of your basket once you get further into the project.

Take one end of this long length you sewed together, and sew it to the center of the piece you have laid out on the table. I sewed beside the rubber band in the center.

Now, begin weaving that ribbon over and under the 10 pieces spread out around the rubber band. Continue until this is woven to the width of the base of your planter.

Now, turn the planter upside down on a table, and place this base on top of it with the denim strips dangling over the sides.

Flip it back upside or leave it upside down as you desire, and then continue weaving over and under, but this time, weaving around the outside of the planter and up its sides.

Continue this process going up the sides of the planter until you reach the top edge.

At this point trim off any remaining or excess denim, leaving 3" to 4" length. Then, begin weaving it into and around the top of the denim basket.

Then, sew this to itself so all of the ends are not loose, but sewn into place. This is just an added security measure to prevent it from unraveling.

Lastly, add a bit of ribbon around the top edge to give the planter basket a bit of color.

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