I’m always looking for nifty ways to use my recycled handmade scrap fabric twine and today I have a project that not only uses recycled fabric scraps, but an old yoghurt rub as well.
I’ve been holding onto the empty tubs that my favourite yoghurt comes in, because they are the perfect size to store pencils and other random craft bits. Today I decided that they would also make the perfect small planters for my growing succulent collection, ideal to cover up ugly plastic pots and prevent water damage to surfaces.
So easy to make, once your twine is prepared, it only takes a few minutes to glue it and you are done!
You will need:
- Plastic food container (washed) – It doesn’t matter if it has print on it as you will cover it up with the twine, glass will work too
- Handmade scrap fabric twine – full tutorial with video here – about 4m
- Hot glue gun
- 3-4 glue sticks
Caution: Hot glue can burn so please be careful. If you get hot glue on your skin run it under cold water immediately.
1. Make your fabric twine. I used about 4m in total, but the amount you need will depend on your container.
2. Starting at the top, glue on the twine and work all the way down in a spiral. Glue on a bit at a time until you are done. Depending on the plastic your container is made of the heat of the glue may warp the sides so use the glue sparingly.
All done! How easy was that?!
Now you can use it as a planter, to hold pens or other craft supplies. The possibilities are endless.
I’m really enjoying hunting out unusual succulent plants, it must be my collectors instinct. I found this one at a local flea market, I don’t know its name but it’s very interesting and I love how the little baby plants shoot right out of the branches. When it grows a bit larger I’ll replant it into a bigger pot.
If you want to plant directly into this pot for outdoor use, punch a few holes in the bottom for drainage, but keep in mind that the fabric may become a bit mildewy if it gets too wet.