Wrapped Pots - Match Your Decor!


I wanted to make some unusual pots for my daughter in law and figured I would make some for me at the same time. I decided to take photos of the process of the first one I did.
wrapped pots match your decor, home decor
Take any size terra cotta pot ( or any pot for that matter) I picked one that a 6" cheap plastic pot and saucer would fit inside. As I own a perennial farm and had a huge greenhouse for years ( commercial) I have lots of pots around.
wrapped pots match your decor, home decor
Paint it white, I like acrylic but house paint can be used too. I only painted about 2 inches of the inside of the pot.
I have many pieces fo small material and chose one I liked.
wrapped pots match your decor, home decor
I have lots of scrap fabric and picked some that I wanted to cover a pot in. Then I laid it out and rolled the pot across it a couple of times back and forth to get an idea where to cut the bottom and top and marked it with a pencil
wrapped pots match your decor, home decor
Then I did a test run to make sure it was okay and would fit well.
wrapped pots match your decor, home decor
I covered the pot with mod podge. Then I rolled on the material rolling the pot across while I smoothed any wrinkle or air pockets. I did this a few inches at a time while I applied mod podge to the surface of the material.
wrapped pots match your decor, home decor
Again, as I rolled, I applied mod podge
wrapped pots match your decor, home decor
I folded the top of the material carefully into the inside of the pot using mod podge under and over the material.
wrapped pots match your decor, home decor
Then I did the same to the bottom, I also made sure the hole was exposed - not quite sure why, but figured I may want it there in the future
When done, I turned a metal pot sleeve over and put the pot on it to dry. The sleeve did not make contact with the material.
wrapped pots match your decor, home decor
Elevated and drying. I started with a low can but ended up using a tomato juice can. ( see below)
wrapped pots match your decor, home decor
Then I applied 2 coats of polycrylic to the outside and 2 coats of outdoor varathane to the inside.
This is the type of saucer I used. sorry it is a dirty one, I did not bring in any new ones. Also, I used a 6" azalea pot which fit right in and sits about 3/4 of an inch down from the top of the pot.
wrapped pots match your decor, home decor
The pot!
wrapped pots match your decor, home decor
I did not have any new pots and sleeves in the house at the time I did these pots, but used cheap ones like this to fit inside the pot so no water will come through the bottom - since it is for indoor plants!
wrapped pots match your decor, home decor
The other material picked for the other pots!
I am using this as a pot sleeve and will not be planting directly into the pot.

Suggested materials:

  • Terra cotta pots
  • Fabric scraps
  • Polycrylic
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