I know what you are thinking. “Mandi, put down the leather and slowly back away.”
But I cant! I just cant do it!!
When I started Vintage Revivals I spray painted everything. Everything. Eventually I grew out of it. That might be our only hope with the leather situation. Every time I look at something, I say to myself, “That would be awesome with leather!”
If you haven’t had the chance at scoring an old couch to skin, you can still do this project! They sell scrap leather at Jo-Ann’s and Michael’s, or you could find an old coat or bag to cut apart.
To make these planters you will need obviously something to hold your plant. It could be a jar or vase that you have lying around your house, or a simple terra cotta pot, or even a cottage cheese container. You will also need leather and a hot glue gun.
Each planter is different. To cover the square one I laid out a piece of leather face down and traced the sides on my bowl. Then I rolled it over and lined it up with the line I had just drawn.
Then I marked the other side, rotated and repeated until I had 4 sides marked. I cut it out and glued it to the bowl. (I found these bowls at Homegoods. They were $5.99 for 4.) So adorable. So simple.
The little terra cotta pot got a coat of white gloss spray paint.
I added a few triangles and a band around the lip. The design possibilities are endless guys.
The large footed glass jar is one of my faves. I just wrapped a scrap of leather around it and glued it into place. Then I trimmed the excess off of the bottom.
Sometimes projects dont need to be huge to be amazing! I cant wait to show you guys where these little guys are going to be living!!
Hope you guys have the best Monday, (despite the fact that it is Daylight Savings. AZ you lucky state you.)