Fabric Covered Pots

INSIDE : Learn how to cover simple terra cotta pots with fabric for a fun pattern filled decor statement!  Fabric Covered Pots make a great party treat or gift idea.

Fabric covered Pots

UPDATED from March 2014.
I partnered with Tiny Prints to throw a fun Garden Party and it was filled to the brim with all kinds of outdoor garden DIY projects.  Today I am sharing how to make adorable miniature Fabric covered Pots.  

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What supplies do I need to make Fabric covered Pots?

Fabric covered Pots supplies

How do I make Fabric covered Pots?

I bought six miniature terra cotta pots from my local Home Depot store. I first gave the bases a little spray paint action.  First they got a coat of silver, which ended up not being the color I wanted.  You can still see a faint silver tint to the bottom of the bases.  

Then, I used my favorite Gold Foil Paint Pen and painted the rim in gold.

I then used fabric to cover the pots.

First I made a small mark on the pot.  Then, I laid the pot on it’s side on a piece of blank paper.  Make a mark on your paper where the “start point” on your pot is.  Then slowly roll your pot along, marking on your paper the top and bottom of the pot.  

Is this making sense at all?  Sure sounds confusing, but you’re basically making a slightly curved template of your pot.  Once you hit your original mark, cut out with scissors.  This is your template for the fabric.

Next, use a sponge brush and apply Mod Podge to a small section of the pot.
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Then start to adhering the fabric to the pot.  Just to make sure it all stayed in place, I applied a thin coat of Mod Podge to the fabric once on the pot as well.

Slightly fold your fabric over the top of the terra cotta pot and make sure it’s secure with the mod podge.

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I could not have been more pleased with the outcome of these sweet little pots.
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Note : there is a possibility of the fabric coming off if it becomes too damp from watering your plants.  This is a great project for succulents, as they need minimal water.  I have been watering mine for three weeks now and there has not been an issue.*

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If you missed the Garden party, I shared how to create a planted ampersand, how to make Garden Book Page prints and more!
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26 thoughts on “Fabric Covered Pots

  1. Hey Girl! It’s Deonna from the Child at Heart blog. I was just stopping by to say hello! I might just have to do this because I really love succulents. I need to get some so I feel like I have a green thumb 🙂 Your blog is becoming one of my favs. So creative. I’m pinning this for later! I am doing a great spring necklace giveaway and would love for you to come by and enter to win 🙂 Have a joyful week!

  2. LOVE the black and white fabric! Your garden party was too cute. I will be featuring your pots on the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop tomorrow night! Make sure to stop by and grab your featured button and link up any posts you may have.

  3. Another amazing project! Seriously lady… everything you do is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your work at Project Inspire{d}! xo

  4. Such a sweet way to gussy up a simple pot! And I love the graphic quality of your clipboard art. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


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