patchwork pots



Lately I have been spending a little bit of time working on brightening up our front porch for the summer.
I dug out a bunch of mismatched furniture and things from our garage including an old plant stand
and instantly thought I needed to make some quirky and cheerful pots to fill it up.

This project is super easy and was virtually free - one of the best kind of projects in my opinion!


Supplies:

terracotta pots
fabric scraps
spray adhesive and/or mod podge
scissors
trim


I started by cutting out several different two inch strips of fabric about four inches long. It all really depends on the size of your pots but it is easier to cut up a bunch of pieces roughly the same size first. 


Next one by one I used spray adhesive to stick the strips on one at a time. If you don't have any spray adhesive on hand I am sure mod podge would work just fine on this step too.


Once you have completed the bottom of the pot measure the circumference of the top edge
and cut another two inch strip long enough to go all the way around.
Apply the piece of fabric the same way that you did on the bottom half.


Once you covered the entire pot with fabric you are ready to seal it all with the mod podge.


A sponge brush makes it really easy to get a nice even coat all over the entire pot.


Let the pot dry for a bit and then if you want to you can go ahead and add on any extra trims with fabric glue. Plant your favorite flowers and brighten up a spot somewhere around your home to make you smile!!



Have you brightened up any little corners of your home for the summer season too?
I would love to know what you have been up to!!


15 comments:

  1. Too cute!! Love this... and I have a STACK of terra cota pots out in our garage...and just a teeny, weeny stack of fabric scraps in my sewing room...NOT!! More like a ton of scraps.

    Thanks for the great idea.

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  2. oh my! these are so cute!
    xoxo

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  3. Cute, cheerful idea! :) I have been brightening up our home with things I already have on hand, too. As I've entered my second trimester of pregnancy (with our second child) I've been on a bit of a decorating spree. :)

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  4. love the colors and polka dots..here's what we crafted today...http://mamaforpeace.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-something-monday.html

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  5. I LOVE these!! What a FUN craft that looks cute too :)

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  6. These are so adorable and creative!! xo Heather

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  7. These are so cute! With the little lace detail they look like something you'd see at Anthropologie.

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  8. So cute, Rebekah! There are so many possibilities with this project....

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  10. These are super duper cute!!! If I was good at keeping plants or herbs I would totally make one!

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  11. what a sweet blog and community idea! looking forward to more ideas and posts here :)

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  12. I might have to try this with the pot that my mom got for me!

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