I had several ideas for dressing up these pots but I couldn't decide which I wanted to do. So I thought, why not try them all?
I started with a few ugly pots that have all been used before but new plain terra cotta pots are usually pretty inexpensive.
I gave them all a good scrub in the sink with dish soap before getting started.
The first one I worked on was the little one in the middle. I'd seen this idea done before (link listed below) and I had a decorative oven mitt with great patterns to use for it.
<-- Scissors, fabric scraps, & mod podge
I started by cutting the fabric off the mitt and then cutting the patterns apart.
- Cut each piece to desired size. I used strips for this pot but you can do random squares, circles, whatever you please!
- Lightly brush small area on pot with mod podge and press fabric piece down
- Brush mod podge on edges of each piece applied
- Repeat until bottom portion is covered
- Coat bottom pot with mod podge and let dry
- Repeat process for lip
- Let dry 24/48 hrs before use
- Either use a pot liner or keep your new plant in it's original plastic container to prevent moldy fabric.
The second one I played with was the brown one. I like the whole ombre/two tone thing so that's basically what I was going for. I used the khaki paint I used for the tiny tables project and the same kind of paint(I ripped off the label) in blue.
I painted the top half of the pot with the khaki paint and let it dry overnight. Then I painted the saucer and bottom half of the pot blue.
For the pot, I first tried this..
It worked at creating an even coat but the edge wasn't straight. I let it dry and tried to use painter's tape but because of the angles, it was too much trouble so I just eyeballed it with a sponge brush.
The last one I worked on was the gnarly pot on the left.
Looks nice, right? It turned into a thick drippy nightmare and I ended up using a sponge brush to paint the whole thing.
I used a hot glue gun to attach the fringe and called it a day!