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Fabric Covered Terracotta Pots



This post has been long in the making. I have been crafting up a storm, but haven't had the chance to share them all with you. It's still officially spring whether you believe it or not and summer is really not too far off, although we've had temperatures that have led us to believe that it's already summer. With the commencement of spring, I've been thinking of ways to make my deck look a lot better than it does now. While I have rose bushes and lilies in my garden, however my deck is rather bare. I decided that the way to spruce it up was to introduce some flowers, and why not? After all flowers do make everything look better. However I was going to need some pots and this was going to be a mother, daughter endeavor. We decided to head to Lowes to not only get our flowers but also to get some pots. What we found, however were the usual ugly looking terracotta pots. That ugly brown color was sure not going to make my deck look pretty, no matter how beautiful my flowers were, so I decided on doing something to spruce them up. I had purchased some fabric at JoAnn's, to make both our Shopkins coasters and comic book coasters , and I had some extra fabric laying around. So what's a girl to do? Well I decided on making fabric covered terracotta pots. After all, pretty fabric does make everything look better too.

Fabric Covered Terracotta Pots


Materials Needed:

Terracotta Pots
Paint
Paint Brush
Fabric of Choice
Mod Podge
Scissors
Terracotta Saucers *optional*


You can get all of your supplies at your local JoAnn's but I ended up getting my terracotta pots and the saucers at my local Lowes when I went to get my flowers. They were also a lot cheaper there as well.

Step 1: - Measure out your fabric. The way I did it was to wrap it around the terracotta pot and cut slightly more than needed.

Step 2: - Start by applying mod podge to your terracotta pot. Use a small brush and apply sparingly.


Step 3: - Next wrap your pre-cut fabric around your terracotta pot. This may take a few tries before getting it perfect. The very first one I did, bunched up quite a bit, but I learned a little trick. Start at the top of the pot and slant the fabric while wrapping. This seemed to do the trick! Next use your scissors to trim the edges.


Step 4: - Now while you can certainly keep your terracotta pots this way, this is where the paint came in. I decided to paint the top of my pots in different colors to match my fabric. Bright colors looked better.


Step 5: - While this step is entirely optional, I love the way terracotta pots look with their matching saucers so I bought some while at Lowes. I then painted them the same color to match the pots. You can mix and match the saucers or keep them with their matching partner.


Step 6: - Add your dirt and flower and voila! You're done! Easy peasy.


Now that you've seen how easy it is to decorate those ugly brown terracotta pots, I hope you'll do do some of your own. Don't forget to water your plants!

Let's discuss: How do you decorate your outdoors in the spring? 

Annmarie John
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  1. I'm totally loving this diy! So simple and cute! This year we added a bunch of flowers in the backyard and front yard and some of the fake rocks.

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    1. Oh that sounds amazing too. I'd love to see pics of what you did.

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  2. How cute!! I need to do something like this for in my kitchen. I was to your favorite store... IKEA and bought a window shelf for my plants. Now I need some cute pots.

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    1. It would surely brighten up your kitchen. Oh yes IKEA. I might be heading there this weekend, please don't get addicted like I did.

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  3. I LOVE this! Those are so much more fun than regular terracotta pots. Regular pots are sssooo boring.

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    1. Oh yes they are, they are really boring and brown. :)

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  4. These are awesome and my girls would love the Shopkins one totally!! :)

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    1. Grab some pots and get to making some with your own Shokins fabric. This is something you can do on the weekend maybe.

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  5. Those turned out so cute. I really want to make something like this for my flowers and veggies.

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    1. You go girl! You can even paint the pots in a completely different color if you don't want to do fabric.

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  6. How pretty! Though I am not a plant person (because I Kill them), these pots can add so much colour in my home... Brilliant Idea!

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    1. Oh I kill plants too. I've been known to kill a cactus. How is that even possible?

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  7. Wow. This would be perfect for my long overdue herb planters. I would want those pretty pots on my window sill! Thanks for the idea.

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    1. You're very welcome and they sure will make it pop.

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  8. Wow! Those art are really awesome.. The fabric like pot is amazing!

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    1. Yes and they're really easy to do as well.

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  9. Hi, you know I love to do creative things. Thanks one more idea is in my pocket now to create amazing thing.

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    1. Have fun doing it and thank you for stopping by.

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  10. The colors looks great indeed! You've done the magic and beuatifully covered the pots. Likewise, it helps the interior or balcony more pronounce than the usual pots.

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    1. I have to agree with you. Instead of having those boring pots, you're bringing some life and color to your patio.

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  11. This looks like a real cute project.
    I plan on keeping this in mind when I watch my little niece.

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    1. I hope you both have fun doing it if you do decide to get it done.

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  12. I have to try this on the weekend. It is a great way to change up the look of your flower pots.

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    1. It sure is and since it's so easy to do, it really shouldn't take that long of a time.

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  13. this is perfectly awesome! This can even be a good activity to do along with the kids. It gives garden a new twist if all pots are covered with printed fabrics!!!

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    1. And if you decide that you don't want to cover your pots with fabric, you can also just paint them.

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  14. My goodness, these pots are looking so beautiful & creative. Terracotta Pots are usually of great quality & I love how they look great with those paintings & fabric used. I would love to put myself in to doing such creative DIY works anytime.

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    1. Have fun Lisa. I'm sure that you'll do a great job!

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  15. We have had a lot of rain lately so our outside plants are thriving! I like the idea of amping up th terra cotta. I think thaht taxi print is my fave. These are cute!

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    1. We had a thunderstorm a few days ago but we don't get as much rain as we should. I would love for us to have more rain, that way I can turn my sprinklers off. BTW I think the taxi print is my favorite too.

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  16. They look so cute and well-done! YOU sure can have a business with this :)

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    1. Thank you but I think I can only do this for myself and for fun. No business here. :)

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  17. These are such adorable works of art on the pots! Would love to try this as well :D

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    1. And I think you most definitely should. Make it all yours!

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  18. Nice idea. I will make mine too! I feel like putting it inside my tweens rooms, but will make it a pot for their jewelries and other accessories in school - like pen, rulers, etc...

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    1. That's also a great idea. I doesn't have to be just for plants.

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  19. The fabric made the pots a lot colorful. You can really get creative with this one.

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    1. Yes you can. Just play with your fabric and totally get creative. You can also play with the paints too.

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  20. They are wonderful! And they make gardens look even alive and vibrant. It's also a good way to make kids be interested with plants and gardening.

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    1. It sure is and if they have their very own special pot, what a great way to really enjoy it more.

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  21. Using fabric to cover pots is a nice idea to liven up your spice gardens in the kitchen. There are so many types of fabric designs to fit your personality.

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    1. Yes there is and that's also an idea. It sure give your kitchen a bit of pizzazz.

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  22. This is definitely an awesome way to add some life in your garden or your porch. I like the designs on the fabric, especially the shopkins one! It's a nice project especially when you have kids who can help. It's more fun if you turn projects like this into a family affair!

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    1. The Shopkins one is perfect for the little girls in the household with their Shopkins addiction.

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  23. Amazing work! So so creative...My kids would love to make something like this.

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    1. Then go right ahead and work with them into making something similar or the same. You'll have fun doing it.

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  24. Whoa! I'm impressed. This is spectacular. You're bringing so much vibe and fun and color to the good old terracotta pots!

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    1. You can say that again! They're so plain and boring.

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  25. The fabric look more like a wrapping paper! I was going to ask how will wrapping paper not be stained if it's water daily. I think this idea cheer up the place!

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    1. Now I'm not so sure if you can use wrapping paper but I'm thinking if you use it with modpodge then it will be able to resist water. However since it's on the outside of the pot, you won't have to worry about it much besides the bottom. Ours have stayed perfect so far.

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  26. I always love your crafting projects because anyone can follow your instructions, and they're easy enough to do! The products are also really pretty after

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    1. Thank you Phylicia. I try not to make anything too complicated because I have my daughter who helps out with the projects, so I try and make it easy enough for her to do as well.

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