DIY Jean Planters

I’m always on the lookout for unique, creative, colorful planters for my plants and flowers and these jean planters are all that and more. Aren’t they cute? They’re not that hard to make either. The instructions call for toddler or child’s jeans. What would also be cute are pants with patterns and colors that would make great planters. If you don’t have young ones at home any more you could pick these up at thrift stores.

The only supplies you will need are the pants, fabric stiffener, either 1 or 2 liter bottles, depending on which one fits best into the pants, and aluminum foil or plastic bags.

Roll up the bottom inch or two of the overall legs to create an attractive cuff. This helps balance the planter and gives the illusion of well-worn jeans.

Fill 2 two-litre bottles partially full with rice, beans, small rocks or similar things. It’s important to put the same amount in each bottle. All you need is enough to weight the bottles down so that the standing pants aren’t easy to tip over or knock down. Set one bottle into each leg of the pants. Position it so that the hems of the pant legs come all the way down and conceal the bottles.

Crumple 6- to 8-inch sections of aluminum foil into loose balls or use plastic bags. Fill the rest of the legs and/or body of the pants with balls to form the shape of an infant’s body. Avoid overstuffing.

Saturate the fabric with fabric stiffener using a large brush or soft cloth saturated with stiffener. Adjust folds and the overall shape of the jeans with your hands until you create a natural pose. Allow to dry for 24 hours.

Remove the aluminum foil balls or plastic bags.

Coat the outside of the bib overalls with craft resin to create a hard glossy finish. Follow the instruction for mixing the resin and apply with a soft brush, beginning at the shoulder straps and working downward. Use care to get into creases and folds and cover all areas with a thin coat of resin.

Fit the jeans with a pot and plants.

Spring is a great time of year to make one of these but you could even use them for herbs and vegetables during the fall and winter.

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