Katie Nathey
Katie Nathey
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  • Alpharetta, GA

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.
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Upcycled Scarf Planter
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Here is the before photo
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I used a 6″ planter I had purchased at Walmart last year for about $1, which had previously been painted and slightly distressed.
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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}.
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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.
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Generously cover your planter with Mod Podge using a foam brush.
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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.
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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
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Smooth out any Wrinkles and brush a Layer of Mod Podge on top of the fabric and then let it dry.
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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}
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  • 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.

    • Kandi Michelle
      on Jun 3, 2018

      I would I would definitely coat the inside of the pot with waterproofing. I would research the best way to do that before trying this. You should be able to Google that and take your pick of the options you find. I am planning to make some little herb pots for my kitchen window, and that's what I'm going to do. Good luck😊

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