Spring is here and my garden is beginning to bloom with bright
pinks, yellows and purples.
We all love a colorful garden and whether your garden is in your backyard or your apartment, you'll be able to add pops of color with this simple DIY. All you need is a mountain of terracotta pots and a (small) mountain of scrap fabric.
Fabric (my Sunshine Collection from Free Spirit Fabrics is pictured here)
Outdoor Mod Podge (optional)
- First make sure your pots are clean. You want the Mod Podge to bond securely to the surface.
- Lay your pot on its side on top of the fabric, and mark with pencil about 1.5” above and below it to figure out the width. Then wrap the fabric around the pot to figure out the length of fabric you’ll need, add 2”, and mark with pencil.
- Using pinking shears, so there are no loose edges, cut out the rectangle of fabric to wrap your pot in.
- Paint Mod Podge from the top of the pot to the bottom one section at a time. Adhere the fabric. Work your way around the pot like this until the ends meet. Use pinking shears to cut the extra ends of fabric so that one edge overlaps the other about ½”.
- Now you will have extra fabric above and below your pot. Use regular scissors to cut slits about every 1” from the edge of the fabric straight down to the rim or bottom of the pot. This is so that when you fold the edges over, they won’t wrinkle too much.
- Apply Mod Podge 1” below the interior rim of the pot. Fold down one flap of fabric at a time, overlapping them and painting them down with Mod Podge. Do the same for underneath the pot, painting the bottom first and then securing each flap at a time with more glue.
- If you want to place dirt directly inside of the pot, and be able to water it (without using a smaller plastic potted plant inside of the fabric covered planter), you will need to add a couple coats of a waterproof sealer, like Outdoor Mod Podge.
There are many ways to use these pretty planters: keep them on your desk to hold pens or craft supplies, or put them in your kitchen for fresh herbs. They also make a great gift! Simply add a few packets of seeds and wrap with a bow!