DIY - Shabby Chic Flower Pots - Tutorial


For this easy but very beautiful project you will need a couple of things from your granny's sewing basket unless.
diy shabby chic flower pots tutorial, crafts, gardening, home decor, how to, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic
...unless you happen to have some vintage looking lace, appliques and trim.
Things you need for this project:
* A flower pot, I found these ones with texture in them but you can try this with the regular ceramic pots found anywhere.
*A vintage looking Doily.
* lace trim
* 1 Lace applique
* Paint
* Hot glue
I started by painting the pots with some left over paint from a sample colour that I chose for my guest bedroom
Its a nice shade of golden grey.
I covered the entire outside of the pot but left the interior intact in case I decide to put a real plant one day so the paint didn't hurt the plant.
diy shabby chic flower pots tutorial, crafts, gardening, home decor, how to, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic
sanded the pot after it dried for extra character.
I then painted the applique with the same paint, I only did one applique and saved the other for another project.
diy shabby chic flower pots tutorial, crafts, gardening, home decor, how to, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic
I then glued the applique to the pot, I used some hot glue but if you're going to use that make sure you apply it thinly and on the edges so it doesn't "bleed" through the fabric.
diy shabby chic flower pots tutorial, crafts, gardening, home decor, how to, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic
This is how the first pot looked at the end.
diy shabby chic flower pots tutorial, crafts, gardening, home decor, how to, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic
Now I'm going to show you how I made the other flower pot using a doily
Doilies are very easy to find nowadays, you can go to the thrift shop, garage sales or even ask your grandma but if you still can't find it, Michaels has them too...but the new type... I prefer the vintage feel for this project so if you end up with a newer type, wash it in tea for a few minutes, dry and use... it'll look just as old as mine..
diy shabby chic flower pots tutorial, crafts, gardening, home decor, how to, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic
I cut the center of the doily to create the trim.
diy shabby chic flower pots tutorial, crafts, gardening, home decor, how to, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic
I then glued it onto the edge of my pot with hot glue.
diy shabby chic flower pots tutorial, crafts, gardening, home decor, how to, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic
Find out how to finish this project visiting my Blog;
Victoria

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

2 of 152 comments
  • Jane Johnson
    on Jul 20, 2018

    I have slips with VERY wide lace on them. I don't want to throw them away. I have been looking for EVER on what I can do with the lace. THIS IS A WONDERFUL IDEA . I can't wait to get started. THANK YOU!!

  • Rho33792510
    on Oct 19, 2018

    Luv this! Soooo pretty.

Your comment...