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.
These pots probably wouldn’t fare well outside because of the decoupage, but they would be great for little indoor plants like succulents!
I used Patio Paint because it’s my favorite for painting on terra cotta. I originally made this project for Hobby Lobby via DecoArt.
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.
I cut two strips of denim to fit around the brims and frayed the edges by simply pulling at threads along the edges.
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.
Then I applied a coat of decoupage medium over the top of the fabric scraps.
Finally I glued the denim strips around the brims and let everything dry.
Cute huh? :)
I like ’em! Hope you do too!
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Absolutely adorable!! You could maybe wrap a scarf around the top or use an old sweater, making it look like it’s trying to stay cozy and warm! Sender succulents are the only plants I can keep alive, I’m going to search for little red sweaters or scarves to keep some Christmas cactus toasty!!
I love looking at all of your creations!! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas!!
Kathy A says
These are sooo cute! I plan to make these with all the kids at church for this Mother’s Day, what is the drying time? I’m hoping they would be dry enough to gift to their moms after about 15 minutes of the final coat of Mod Podge.
Amanda Formaro says
Hi Jennifer. I hope it went well! They will take several hours to dry, but moms should be able to carefully transport them home :)
Wendy Kunesh says
I love your site!!! I have a question, do you have any do it yourself for making weighted blankets for kids? They are kind of expensive, they are over $100.00 and if you are on a fixed budget not everyone can spend that for a blanket. Do you have any suggestions?
Amanda Formaro says
Thank you, Wendy! I unfortunately don’t have a tutorial for a weighted blanket but I did find this article on DIY weighted blankets for kids. I hope you find this useful! :)
Follow the link here—> http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2016/08/23/diy-weighted-blanket/
Susie Knaebel says
OMG, how cute! What a great way to use up your scraps! Thanks for sharing.
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Mary Smith says
That is really cute! I bet kids would love making that!
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!
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 :)
Pam Chambers says
These are really nice. Such a nice springtime or summer gift for someone.
Soooo super cute!!!!