DIY Cachepot from Shelf Liners

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DIY cachepots to match your style, using adhesive shelf liners! A quick, frugal and easy solution for newly bought indoor plants with ugly pots. All you need is leftover scraps from shelf liners and scissors. Upcycling and decorating in one DIY go.

By TwoPlusCute Make your own DIY cachepot for your plants, using shelf liners.

 

The idea came to me when I was painting mom’s spicy yellow kitchen and I wanted to add a living plant to style (I am using the word “style” with extreme platitude here) the room. I found a plant but it came with a plain plastic pot and I wanted to cover that. I had one scrap piece left from lining the cabinets and it so happened it was just the right size to dress the pot.

 

DIY Cachepot to match your style, from Shelf Liners by TwoPlusCute

 

Fast forward, we bought 3 indoor plants to add some life and decor in our living room. And because – live – Green is In and makes every space look more inviting. Well, I did not have any decorative pots to put them in and I did not want to rush myself and buy planters I am not in love with. Until I find the right planters, I need an easy and frugal solution to hide the ugly plastic pots our plants came with.

Aaand since I love DIYing with scraps (like here), adhesive shelf liners to the rescue!

 

DIY Cachepots upcycling left over shelf liners. Hide ugly planters and pots with this frugal craft by TwoPlusCute

 

DIY Cachepots to match your style using Shelf Liners by TwoPlusCute

 

Here is how to DIY your own cachepots out of shelf liners, if you ever find yourself in a similar cachepot-less situation.

 

1. Measure the height of your pot. Add at least 2 more inches to that and cut. The extra inches will be folded to create seamless lips on the top and bottom – which adds stability and make the cachepot look finished.

DIY Cachepots to match your style using Shelf Liners (with tutorial) by TwoPlusCute
On the top, add a lip as large as necessary to become invisible on close inspections (you may want to allow more than an inch of leeway). Like this:

Tutorial for DIY Cachepots to match your style using Shelf Liners by TwoPlusCute

 

2. Measure the circumference of your pot and add an inch. The extra inch will be used to “close” the cylinder.

3. Cut your rectangle, using the grid lines for straight cuts. If you can’t cut straight, no worries, you can fix that when you fold the “lips”.

3. Fold and stick the extra height inches on both sides, remove the protective paper – only at the extra part – and stick (use the grid lines for help).

 

DIY Cachepots (with tutorial) to match your style using Shelf Liners by TwoPlusCute

 

4. Roll your piece of adhesive liner. That way, it will be perfectly cylindrical and neat. I used a rolling pin but a bottle or even the rest of the liner cylinder, will also work.

 

DIY Cachepots to match your style using Shelf Liners by TwoPlusCute. How to make it perfectly cylindrical.

 

5. Remove the protective paper of your extra inch (from number 2) and stick your cylinder closed:

 

Easy craft: Cachepots to match your style using Shelf Liners by TwoPlusCute

 

If that is too much hassle for you and the cachepot will be against wall, you can always use tape and place the stuck part facing the wall.

 

Easy and gorgeous DIY: Cachepots to match your style using Shelf Liners by TwoPlusCute

 

6. Insert your pot and enjoy. 🙂

 

DIY Cachepots Tutorial: Craft cachepots to match your style using Shelf Liners by TwoPlusCute

 

Once I had one cachepot, I thought it made sense to make a set of three cachepots in different heights, and place them together.

 

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Beautiful cachepots to hide ugly pots and planters. Frugal DIY using adhesive shelf liners. Easy and flexible #craft by TwoPlusCute. Help your plants look good in your home #decor!

 

Details, details:

  • The thicker the liner, the better it will hold against creases.
  • They are super easy to wipe clean.
  • Look great in sets of different heights.
  • There is such a great variety of liners you can make cachepots to your personal style: floral, striped, monochrome – you name it!

It is not a craft that lasts forever. The liners will eventually get too many creases from handling but, by then, we’ll probably have found good looking permanent cachepots – and if not, we can always make new ones with a different liner. 🙂

Well, this DIY was easy (even easier than this one), just as practical as this one and almost as pretty as this one.

Now for the hard part: keeping our new plants alive. Crossing fingers!

 

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50 thoughts on “DIY Cachepot from Shelf Liners

  • June 27, 2016 at 4:43 am
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    I love this idea. Thanks.

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  • June 26, 2016 at 7:03 pm
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    What a great idea! As I am into blues and whites I think I will try decoupaging my pot with a blue and white paper napkin. Hmmmm…that awful nursery green may show through…oh, well, you never know until one tries.

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    • June 26, 2016 at 10:23 pm
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      I think it’s a great idea and with enough paper, it won’t show. 🙂

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  • June 26, 2016 at 4:57 pm
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    Just seeing this and wondering … did you have to do any cutting on the bottom to make the liner that’s tucked under “fit” the curve of the pot? Super good idea, BTW!

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    • June 26, 2016 at 10:27 pm
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      Thank you! 🙂

      The cachepots are cylindrical so, I only cut (straight cuts) for the height of my pots. The folds are to make the structure more sturdy and they don’t go under the pots; I stuck them as a kind of hem.

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    • June 26, 2016 at 10:33 pm
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      I liked the B&W too but when I re-created the craft, I couldn’t find that liner again. :/

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  • February 28, 2016 at 9:40 pm
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    This is fantastic! What a great idea and I love how it looks against the the plant. It ties in very well. 🙂

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  • February 21, 2016 at 11:23 am
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    What a great idea. I have selected this as one of my Editor’s Picks from our party. You will be featured at on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop this coming week on Ducks ‘n a Row! Congrats ♥
    Sinea
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  • February 19, 2016 at 4:03 am
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    Two plus cute: these are absolutely brilliant. I will need lots of hacks like this that change the look of the planters in a whim. Thank you so much for linking it up with us at SHARE IT. We hope to see you again at this weekend’s link-up. Great to have you join in! Cheers, Rose
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  • February 18, 2016 at 3:01 pm
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    This is really brilliant! Sometimes when I see things like this I wonder why the heck I didn’t think of it! I love that you can change them out if you change decor or if your tastes change. An easy fix that will make a big impact. And I really love the way they look! I’ve pinned so I can find the directions, yours look so nice, I want to follow your directions!

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    • February 19, 2016 at 3:03 pm
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      It’s a relief that you found the directions usable. I always wonder if I make any sense when I write a craft post, hehe. 🙂

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  • February 18, 2016 at 10:42 am
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    Wow! These are pretty amazing for what they are. I love that you can switch them out easy and for very little $. I agree with the last part, if only I could keep the plants alive!
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  • February 18, 2016 at 5:35 am
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    That’s just brilliant!!! I’d love to make a permanent solution somehow, maybe a metal sheet of shorts onto which you adhere the paper?
    Thanks for sharing!

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    • February 19, 2016 at 2:56 pm
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      I was thinking about that idea, too. I am trying to find an economic way of doing that, maybe big cylinders of some super frugal material, that we can then dress up.
      Totally worth DIYing cachepots because they can be super expensive. If you come up with an idea, I’d love to see it. 🙂

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  • February 17, 2016 at 2:24 pm
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    What a clever idea! Isn’t contact paper just amazing?! All the great uses. This one is quite the show stopper. I love the wood texture and uniform look! So creative!
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  • February 17, 2016 at 11:49 am
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    What a great idea! They turned out really pretty and wouldn’t be hard to do, and there is some many different colors and patterns to pick from. Now I have a easy way to dress up my pots now all I need is to come up with something to use as a top. I have one cat that loves to play in my pots. Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

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    • February 17, 2016 at 9:20 pm
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      The cat digs the dirt? Hmmm, we have to craft something for that! 🙂

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    • February 17, 2016 at 9:19 pm
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      Yep, the plates are hidden, too!
      Which reminds me: I have to buy some true drip plates, lol. 🙂

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  • February 17, 2016 at 1:02 am
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    Welcome to Brag About It! Thank you for sharing with us this week. I love this project . . .as I read it, I was thinking, why haven’t I ever thought of this?! It really looks great even for a temp./seasonal change. Pinned and tweeted to share! Have a wonderful week!
    ~Laurie

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  • February 16, 2016 at 9:44 am
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    Great idea! Shelf liner has so many uses. Gives your pots a retro look. Visiting from You’re Gonna Love It party.

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  • February 15, 2016 at 10:45 pm
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    This is a wonderful idea! I can never find pots in a color or design I love, but this is such an easy way to dress them up to suit your style! Already pinned 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday!

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  • February 15, 2016 at 4:41 pm
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    I think shelf liners are what we call in our world Sunmica. What did you use to cut it? I hate cutting, I swear I do ! even paper!

    But this is a good idea! Will pin!

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    • February 15, 2016 at 6:55 pm
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      They are simple adhesive paper, very easy to cut (people use them here to cover the inside of drawers). It is a sticker. I used plain scissors. 🙂
      Sunmica is a laminate, like a thin slice of wood; much harder to cut than paper.
      Thank you for the pin!

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  • February 14, 2016 at 10:15 pm
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    Ok…this is an AWESOME idea! I would have never thought of that!! Thanks for linking up with us and hope you come back next week! #BloggerSpotlight

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  • February 14, 2016 at 9:47 pm
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    Awesome idea! Plus I love the wood-look liner. Pinning so I can steal this idea later. 🙂

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    • February 15, 2016 at 6:56 pm
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      Well, my other option at the store, was black crocodile print. I thought of leaving the seksy look for another season. =]

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