Upcycled Scarf Planter

After years of sitting neglected in the closet, I was excited to re-imagine a vibrant scarf into something new.
I’ve seen fabric covered planters floating around the internet for quite some time now and have always wanted to make my own, so alas I did!
You can view the full post and tutorial over on my blog, along with additional scarf inspired projects.
Upcycled Scarf Planter
Here is the before photo
I used a 6″ planter I had purchased at Walmart last year for about $1, which had previously been painted and slightly distressed.
Cut your scarf fabric into a smaller rectangle to make it easier to work with, then iron and press the fabric {or you can iron and then cut}.
I used some Mod Podge I had on hand but you can also use the outdoor version if you want your pot to be weatherproof.
Generously cover your planter with Mod Podge using a foam brush.
Wrap the Scarf Material around the Pot and cut off excess fabric from the bottom and top, leaving about an inch extra that you will flatted down onto the pot.
You will find that the Mod Podge is super forgiving so you can always lift the material back up, brush more on and then press the fabric back down
Smooth out any Wrinkles and brush a Layer of Mod Podge on top of the fabric and then let it dry.
Here is my finished scarf planter. You can get the full tutorial over on my blog.
{The watercolor print in the background is from the shop of Place of My Taste}

Resources for this project:

100% Mulberry Silk Scarf Women's Fashion Pattern Large Satin...
Mod Podge Original 16-ounce Glue, Matte Finish and 16-ounce Gloss...
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3 questions
  • Mary Subanski Crowley
    on May 26, 2018

    Did you use a protective coat? You don't list that. How would this hold up to watering? My mod podge projects always get a protective coat of Mod Podge Sealer to make them waterproof...without it, I imagine the mod lodge would dissolve or decompose and the fabric would rot over time and be a big mess.

    • Sandra Allen
      on Jun 5, 2019

      You could also use faux plants or flowers/succulents. This is tooooo cute!!

  • Spe41852354
    on Aug 20, 2019

    Did you use a plastic planter? That is what you have on the supply list, but it looks like you are using a clay pot in the tutorial.

  • K-T
    on Mar 24, 2020

    Can this be done on other things also such as furniture?

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  • Wendy P.
    on Apr 7, 2020

    Wow love this so cute. Thank you for sharing. Need some life in this time of troubles.

  • Dee
    on Apr 9, 2020


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