DIY Upcycled Fabric Covered Pots

I will be the first person to admit, I don’t have a very green thumb. Luckily my husband has better luck with plants or nothing at our house would ever grow. We have a small square foot garden next to the workshop at our home that we use for veggies and herbs. We do not, however, have any inside plants due to the fact that we have three very mischievous cats, one of whose favorite thing in the world is to knock stuff over. I have seen so many really cute and crafty flower-pot ideas on Pinterest over the last year or so that I have been pinning, and I have always wanted to try some fabric covered pots, but have never really gotten the chance. Until now that is. My mom recently bought a few herbs for her kitchen, and was in need of some small pots. I had these little tin pot/buckets from Easter a few years ago lying around and I thought they would be fun to cover in some of my larger vintage fabric scraps. These little pots were really pretty easy and they were fast and fun to make!

Here’s What You Need:


*Mod Podge Matte

*Foam Pouncers


*Marking Pen



*Hot Glue


The first thing you need to do is trace your pot. Lay out your fabric(I used fat quarters). Lay the pot at one corner of the fabric, then carefully roll the pot towards you marking the top line as you go. You will need to add a little bit at each end for overlap.You can mark the bottom line like this as well, or you can wrap the fabric around the pot, matching the top of the fabric to the top edge of the pot and then run your marking pen around the bottom of the pot and cut the bottom where marked. Once your fabric is cut you are ready to apply it to your pot. Cover a section of your pot with mod podge using your foam pouncer. Lay down one end of your fabric straight with the pot and smooth down over the pot where the mod podge is. Then do another section like before and continue with another until you have smoothed down your fabric onto where you first started. Now, apply the matte mod podge on top of the fabric with your foam pouncer. Let dry. You can add a little twine around your pot for a more rustic look and to cover any imperfect areas in the edges of your fabric. At the back of the pot add a dab of glue at the top. Mush your end of twine onto the glue. Wrap the twine around the top a couple of times glueing every few inches, and then cut the twine off at the back where you started. Repeat with the bottom line of the pot. And now they are ready for plants!

I LOVE these little pots! I wish I could have them at my house. They are really cute for summer and take only a little fabric to make. I made these to use indoors, but if you wanted to use them outside, you could spray the fabric with a lacquer or other protective finish. You can check out my Pinterest for more DIY Pots on my board DIY Ideas I Love Here. I hope some of you will give this one a try for your home, you’ll love them! I’ll be back next week with more fun summer crafts. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

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  2. kwgaynor

    These are darling, Ashlee. So pretty and cute.