I brought home a plant last week and for a while it sat in this white pot looking like this:

I didn't want to go through the trouble of transplanting it into new soil, and I haven't found a new, bigger planter that I like. I have been looking though - I have done ceramic planters all my life, and I've been looking for some decent galvanized ones, without any luck.

I didn't like seeing the plastic container anymore, and finally I decided to make this super simple burlap wrap.

I had bought the burlap as a runner for my dining room table, but the little fibres leave a huge mess. The runner cost me only $3.25 at Creative Bag; not bad to fit a table seven feet long with overhang! And because it was so inexpensive, I wasn't reluctant to re-purpose it into something different.


  • Measuring tape

  • Fabric scissors

  • Glue gun


First, I measured the diametre of the plastic container, being that it is slightly larger than the pot. Then, I added an inch to the measurement,