DIY Decor: Plant Pots
Lately I can't get enough of D.I.Y home projects. That's partly because being at home with a baby has made me a little obsessed with 'feathering my nest'. Everything needs to be stylish and organized or it just doesn't sit right. It's almost instinctual. In the early spring I cleaned my closet. Now I'm decorating.
This project is fun and easy to do. It should take you about 15 minutes a pot and you will be mighty proud of yourself after. I spotted this in a recent issue of Style At Home Magazine and thought, hey I could do this! So Alexandra and I sat down on a sunny Friday and made a few.
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Cotton fabric: I recommend a thick cotton and you need to buy enough to leave a good inch at the top and bottom of your pot.
Pots: I bought these at IKEA for $2.50 each. Clay pots are great too.
Foam brush: You can buy these at the Dollar Store for pocket change.
Golden Gel Mediums Regular Gel in Matte (a similar product is called Modge Podge): You don't need much so just get a small tub.
Scissors to cut your fabric.
Wrap the fabric once around the pot and cut the fabric leaving at least an inch at the top, bottom and the side.
Apply your adhesive a little bit at a time along the length of the pot.
Stretch the fabric over that spot and press to get rid of any air bubbles. Continue steps 2 and 3 all the way around the pot.
You'll have leftover fabric at the top and bottom of the pot. Cut off the excess, leaving about 1.5 inches.
Apply the glue on the inside of the pot lid.
Press the fabric as you go. You may find you need to fold it a bit and that's ok, just apply extra adhesive.
Repeat using the same technique, on the bottom of the pot.
Tip: To avoid bumpy fabric from folding, make little cuts so the pieces can lie flat. Let it air dry for a few hours before use. Style At Home recommended coating the entire pot inside and out with the adhesive at the end to make it more resilient but for indoor use, I think you can leave that step out.
This was a fun project I would definitely do again. What do you think?
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These are really creative ideas, I highly appreciate.
Ohh soo cute! And if you cover a bigger tub you can match the decor of your home and use it for anything. I think these would make great storage bins in a nursery.
I love these pots, what a neat idea, and user friendly. I have a few girlfriends who will also be in love with these. Great creativity. Can't wait to give it a try.
I really like these designs, I would love to do this for our house :)
great ideas, l like it
This is such a fun idea. Those pots look great.
Wow, beautiful! I would so try this!!
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