Tuesday, July 31, 2012

DIY Pots

Image by Ashley Ann
This is one of the coolest gardening crafts I've seen in a long time!  Kudos to Christine Chitnis and Ashley Ann for their creativity and ideas! And as always, thank you Leaf Magazine for finding them!

Fabric for pots
Image by Christine Chitnis
The total cost of this project was about $3 a pot. 

Terracotta pots
Mod Podge

  1. Start by cutting a length of fabric that will wrap once around your pot. Leave extra room for folding it over on the top and bottom. 
  2. Cut slits in the fabric around the top, to avoid puckering as you make your way around. 
  3. Begin by coating a small section of the pot with Mod Podge. 
  4. Stick the beginning of your fabric length to the pot and once it is in place
  5. Coat the fabric with Mod Podge. 
  6. Continue doing this all the way around, without worrying about the top or bottom of the pot. 
  7. When the outside of the pot is finished, trim your fabric so that less than an inch hangs over the top and bottom. 
  8. Begin at the top, folding the fabric into the pot in pleats so that it lays nice and flat around the rim. 
  9. Coat in Mod Podge. 
  10. Do the same for the bottom, folding the fabric in pleats so that the bottom edge of the pot remains smooth. 
  11. Coat any loose flaps of fabric with Mod Podge. 
  12. Let your pot dry.
Pretty Pots

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