Monday, November 21, 2011

Pretty Pots Project

With Christmas just around the corner, sometimes we think that finding that personalized and unique gift for somebody, is either too difficult or simply just out of the question.

But what if you could take the "blah" out of something and turn it into a cute little present for you or anybody special? Here's a fun little project that might just be what you were looking for.

All you need is:

Terracotta Pot (medium, small or large)
Fabric (about 1/4 yrd for a size showing below)
Fabric Mod Podge or Cold Silicon Glue
Brush & Scissors

So, with those materials you could go from this



To this....


With the fabric Mod Podge and the brush, glue the fabric to the pot, making sure you leave enough on the top and bottom edges. Also make sure that you spread the glue well enough with the brush just so there's not big amounts of it that might go through the fabric.



If you decide to use a fabric like the one shown above (with white background) you might need to do two layers so no terracotta color can be seeing through the fabric.

Now, all you need is to find the right fabric.

If using cotton and you want to put a plant in it, make sure to buy an indoor plant so the fabric doesn't get wet in the rain. But, you find a nice outdoor fabric then you can use for an outdoor plant.


But, if you are given them away as a gift, the possibilities are endless.

Instead of a plant, buy some seed packets (or pods) and put those in there, or perhaps if the person is really into gardening, buy them a pair of garden gloves and a garden tool [this is the part to get creative].


Aren't they pretty? I love them and I'm giving one to my brother and sister in law for their new apartment, I hope they are going to love it too!!!

On another note, today in the afternoon I am going away for the night to Cayman Brac, as we are showing the Grouper Moon documentary. I am very excited to go a see some of my friends and although I will only be there for a few hours I will take it over nothing!!!!

Happy Weekend!

6 commented; now it's your turn!:

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

They are very cool!

leslie a. knight said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am here from Mingle Monday. I love the idea for the pots! Had I not already started making Christmas presents I would definitely do this!

Em Herbert said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is such a cute idea! love it! xxx

Sar said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Fabric pots?! Totally impressed! I've never seen that before but they turned out fabulous!

Just stopping by for Mingle Monday!

-Sarah

Anna E said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Really really beautiful, love the colours and patterns! You make it look so easy, but with my "ten thumbs" it would probably look like something a 5-year old had produced!;-) Lovely idea for gifts - perhaps you could sell some in the Gallery..?

~*zOee*~ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, pretty pots! Cheerful colours, love it.

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