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Crafts | Make Decorative Fabric-Wrapped Pots

Crafts | Make Decorative Fabric-Wrapped Pots
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Wrapping terra-cotta pots in fabric adds a bit of visual pop to your home. Best of all, it’s easy to match the season or your mood with the wide selection of fabric patterns that are available in the marketplace today.

Photo/Art by Christine Chitnis

To make decorative fabric-wrapped pots, glaze the inside of the pots and avoid using them outside because if the glue gets wet, it will most likely wash off! Filled with a pretty bouquet, these would make a gorgeous table centerpiece. Here are a few bouquets from our farmers’ market that would look gorgeous tucked in one of these pots.

FlowersPhoto/Art by Christine Chitnis

A succulent would also be an interesting twist!

SucculentsPhoto/Art by Christine Chitnis

Cut the length of fabric that will wrap once around your pot. Leave extra room for folding it over on the top and bottom. Cut slits in the fabric around the top, to avoid puckering as you make your way around.

FabricPhoto/Art by Christine Chitnis

Coat a small section of the pot with Mod Podge, then stick the beginning of your fabric length to the pot. Once it’s in place, coat the fabric with Mod Podge. Continue doing this all the way around, without worrying about the top or bottom of the pot.

When the outside of the pot is finished, trim your fabric so that less than an inch hangs over the top and bottom. Begin at the top, folding the fabric into the pot in pleats so that it lays nice and flat around the rim.

Fabric Wrapped PotPhoto/Art by Christine Chitnis

Coat in Mod Podge. Do the same for the bottom, folding the fabric in pleats so that the bottom edge of the pot remains smooth. Coat any loose flaps of fabric with Mod Podge. Now let your pot dry. All done — a beautiful centerpiece for less than $5!

Christine Chitnis

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