Simple Steps to Create a Pretty Pink Patchwork Decoupage Planter Pot

5 Materials
$4
1 Hour
Easy

I wanted to create an easy textured piece to compliment a newly decorated pink room and I just love houseplants. So decided to decoupage with fabric squares to revive an old plant pot .

Pretty Pink Patchwork Decoupaged Plant Pot
Pretty Pink Patchwork Decoupaged Plant Pot

Firstly decide on your pot to cover and then the colors and patterns of your fabric that you feel blend well together. I chose mixture of floral, lines dots and gingham thin cotton fabric. I used a pack of 100 cotton bundle of 15 cm x 15 cm pre cut for sewing patchwork.

Cut fabric into same size squares
Cut fabric into same size squares

Using a foam sponge applicator I smear Mod Podge onto the plant pot working from the bottom upwards. I place the fabric on its side to create a diamond shape with the squares as I feel it looks preferable to just rows of squares, but it is a personal choice.

Using Mod Podge to stick fabric onto pot
Using Mod Podge to stick fabric onto pot

Continue by also sealing each piece of fabric over the top to secure in place. This helps to coat it with protective layer and harden surface making it more durable.

Make sure there are no gaps in between fabric and the overlap is as minimal though as you can get it to prevent too many lumps or ridges.

Coat the top of fabric with Pod Podge to seal
Coat the top of fabric with Pod Podge to seal

Continue around the pot choosing patterns and colors to stick on that create a vibrant mix of tones and patterns making sure no two pieces are next to each other that are same.

continue around the pot
continue around the pot

Along the rim i took the fabric and folded it over the edge in to the inside and also ran a layer of paint inside so it continued the pink theme inside not all the way but as much as would be showing .

I am so delighted with the final result

simple DIY  Patchwork Decoupage plant pot
simple DIY Patchwork Decoupage plant pot
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  • Hope
    on Jan 25, 2019

    Hi Susan...

    I really think the pot turned out cute! I also LOVE that cute little plant!! Can you tell me what it is..?


    Have a great day! : )

    • Susan Goode
      on Jan 25, 2019

      Pilea peperomioides

      Chinese money plant or pancake plant I know it as also.

  • Noni
    on Jan 29, 2019

    If sealed with a few coats of polyurethane, would it be ok outside?

    • Kat Rogers
      on Feb 13, 2019

      Yes, I believe it would be protected from the elements, but I'm not certain about the fabric fading from the sun.


      It's so cute, I'd try it anyway, and maybe get a coating that says it does protect against sun fading.

  • Cindy Coats
    on Feb 21, 2019

    Very cute. I'm going to do this with my 3y old granddaughter. Thanks for the idea.

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