Gifts for Mom with a Vintage DIY Twist!

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to share a simple gift idea. DIY of course!

This gift has been created using this vintage upholstery webbing that I picked up from General Salvage.

Vintage Upholstery Webbing

Quick  & Easy Planter

You’ll need the following supplies:

  • Large coffee can including plastic lid
  • Modge Podge fabric glue
  • Popsickle Stick to spread the glue
  • Ball of jute
  • Tape measure, marking pen & scissors
  • Upholstery webbing
  • Potting Soil
  • Plant of your choice

Steps to make the planter:

Upholstery Webbing DIY Planter

Things to note:

  1. When you cut the webbing, allow the length to overlap slightly. I discovered the webbing shrinks as it dries, so my ends pulled away from each other leaving a bit of a gap once it was dry.
  2. The Modge Podge will bleed through the webbing, so try to wipe it off as you go.
  3. Placing the lid on the bottom of the tin is for added protection against rust spots being left on surfaces where the planter will sit.

Last step… Plant it up!

Vintage Upholstery Webbing Planters

I planted lavender, but you can plant up anything you wish. 🙂

My Mom taught me a lot about repurposing things. She was pretty amazing at taking something tired and old, and making it look like new. She didn’t hesitate to roll up her sleeves and tackle a project, and she was never daunted by the scope no matter how big or small. I’m grateful she taught me the values of being creative and resourceful. That’s just the way my Mom was… Mom, this one’s for you! xoxo

Thanks for stopping by!

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Photographs by Sheila Zeller

11 Replies to “Gifts for Mom with a Vintage DIY Twist!”

  1. I love that planter. I own one but I actually despise magazine racks because the magazines end up sitting there for 10 years:) I think any mom would love one of those gifts though. Nice job Sheila!!

  2. Thanks for the DIY idea, would be sooooo nice to give Mom something hand made, it so ironic – Mom gives a kid money to buy a mother’s day gift for her
    Happy Mothers Day to all of you mothers out there

  3. That is an awesome project!! You are such a vintage and DIY superstar. Next General Salvage trip you have to call me!! I’ll meet you in jiff!

  4. Beautiful projects, as per usual, Sheila. Missing my mom this week too. Her birthday would have been yesterday, but she passed away in 1995. She was a fabulous seamstress with a gift for creating beautiful things, seemingly out of nothing.

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