Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots

Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots

I like to buy those colorful fat quarters available in the craft department at WalMart. Since I don’t do a lot of sewing, they are perfect little pieces of fabric to use for smaller projects. Sometimes though, I end up with lots of smaller scrap pieces of fabric that I really don’t want to throw away, so I try to incorporate the scraps into something else. I also have quite a bit of denim laying around, and so these little flower pots were born.

Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots

These pots probably wouldn’t fare well outside because of the decoupage, but they would be great for little indoor plants like succulents!

Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots

I used Patio Paint because it’s my favorite for painting on terra cotta. I originally made this project for Hobby Lobby via DecoArt.

Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots

First I painted the pots with [amazon_link id="B000XZY4FO" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Larkspur Blue Patio Paint[/amazon_link]. While they were drying, I cut my fabric scraps into 1-inch squares.

Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots

I cut two strips of denim to fit around the brims and frayed the edges by simply pulling at threads along the edges.

Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots

Next, I applied a coat of [amazon_link id="B004VD3JZ0" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]DecoArt’s decoupage medium[/amazon_link] (you could use [amazon_link id="B001IKES5O" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Mod Podge[/amazon_link] also) and pressed the squares of fabric onto the pot.

Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots

Then I applied a coat of decoupage medium over the top of the fabric scraps.

Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots

Finally I glued the denim strips around the brims and let everything dry.

Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots

Cute huh? :)

Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots

I like ‘em! Hope you do too!


9 Responses to Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots

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    Jodi says:

    Soooo super cute!!!!

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    Pam Chambers says:

    These are really nice. Such a nice springtime or summer gift for someone.

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    Julie H says:

    That is so adorable !!!
    I Love it
    Easy craft to do for Nursing Homes or Hospitals & sick folks that are homebound, gives a little cheer to brightening their day.

    Thanks for sharing :)

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    Stacey says:

    I am in the process of making something similar – using paper and fun embellishments like beads, marbles and tassels…. I want to protect the outside of the pot (with all the mod podge) with something that is water proof…. do you have any ideas. You can see the start of my creation on my blog.

    These are adorable and I am definitely going to give one of these a try! Thanks for all of your tutorials!


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    Mary Smith says:

    That is really cute! I bet kids would love making that!

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    Susie Knaebel says:

    OMG, how cute! What a great way to use up your scraps! Thanks for sharing.

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