Up-Cycled, Ugly, Black Flower Pots.
I have oodles of ugly, black, plastic pots that are rarely reused. This morning I had an "Aha Moment!!" I wrapped the pots in burlap, fabric, and faux leather, added a lace flower, and now have pretty pots that I can reuse and enjoy! You can match the pot fabric to your home or patio decor. And, best of all, they are FREE! There have been lots of questions about drainage. I use whatever I have on hand as drainage saucers, plastic coffee lids, butter lids, old plates and saucers, or you can buy clear plastic ones at your garden center.
If you have a bunch of ugly, black, plastic pots that are rarely used, I have an easy project for you!
I wrapped the pots in burlap, fabric, and faux leather. To get the fabric to fit perfectly, I rolled the pot across the fabric, marking the fabric as I roll. I marked it from just under the top lip to the top of the drainage holes.
Cut the fabric along your lines. If you have a tapered pot, the fabric will be curved to fit the pot.
I basted a 12" piece of lace and pulled the thread to gather it into a flower. Stitch the beginning and end of the lace together and knot.
I used my glue gun to attach one end of the fabric to the pot, wrapped the fabric around the pot, and secured the other end with hot glue. I attached my lace flower with hot glue and "Ta-Da", transformation complete. Now I have pretty, reusable, pots to enjoy in my house or to put out on the patio in the spring! This project cost me $0, because I already had the scrap fabric, lace, and glue gun.
Published February 24th, 2016 3:25 PM