Posted by Irina Averkieva on

Quick, easy and fun project for spring - making ORIGAMI HANGING PLANTERS out of fabric and cardboard. You don't need to take out your sewing machine for this one!


  • fabric
  • artificial plants
  • cardstock 100 -120 lb (271 -325 gsm)
  • paper trimmer or scissors
  • spray glue
  • hot glue gun
  • glue (Elmers's Glue-All or similar)
  • floral foam
  • score tool (optional)
  • awl or thick needle
  • mini river rocks
  • knife
  • cord (hemp string, jute twine, burlap string etc.)

1. Print
To achieve the actual 1:1 size print of the template using your printer, make sure to select either 100% size/scale, Actual size or print by DPI in the print settings; do not use any custom or Fit-to-page like scaling settings. Each pattern template contains a scale mark to verify that the printed template has the correct print size. Set printing properties to Photo Printing. Print on 100 -120 lb cardstock (271 -325 gsm).

2. Cut the vase shapes out with a paper trimmer or scissors.

3. Score along the template lines with a score tool or an awl.

4. Cut the fabric to the slightly bigger size than the planter template - adding about 1 inch (2.5 cm) all the way around.
Spray the fabric with a spray glue (in well ventilated area), place the template on the top it and glue in place.

5. Trim the fabric around, leaving the seam allowances along the template edges as shown on the photo.

6. Working from the right side, fold the shape along the fold lines.

7. Fold the seam allowances onto the paper shape along the long sides and hot gun glue it in place. 


8. Fold the planter shape, bringing the long edges together and glue them together along the edge.

9. Fold the upper edge seam allowances to the inside and glue them in place. Your planter shape is ready!

10. Size the flower green foam to fit into the planter.

11. Cut the pentagon shaped template out of a cardboard. Glue mini river rocks and/or artificial moss onto the cardboard surface with a craft glue (Elmers's Glue-All or similar), completely covering the cardboard.
Make a hole with an awl in the center of the cardboard shape.

12. Place the foam, the cardboard shape into the planter.  Insert the plant into the planter.


13. Make a small hole in the middle of the planter side (approximately 0.5 inch (1.2 cm) from the upper edge). Make a hole on each side. Cut the cord to about 25 inches length five times.
Thread the cord piece through the hole and tie a knot to hold the cord in place (or glue it with a hot). Repeat for each side.
Tie all five cords together at the top and hang your planter!

 Download template link.

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