Easy To Make DIY Fabric Covered Flower Pots
This post contains affiliate links and/or images. My kids and I love to make crafts together. Even Henry will jump in with Caitlin and I and try his hand at making a DIY project.
We planted an herb garden for the first time last year and we had a lot of fun doing that. The one thing we all agreed on is how plain the clay pots we planted our herbs in looked. We decided to make an easy to make DIY Fabric Covered Flower Pots craft!
A Fun Craft For The Whole Family!
This year, we decided to create a really cute flower-pot for our new herbs. These DIY Fabric Covered Flower Pots is so simple to make, cost less than $3 and are absolutely adorable.
They would make the perfect gift for mom, your teacher or to keep for yourself! Another cute craft for mom or a teacher that is super cheap and easy to make are these Lavender and Oatmeal Bath Bombs.
Supplies that you will need for this craft :
- Terracotta pots
- Cotton fabric
- Mod Podge
- Spray Clear Coat
Step 1: Lay out your fabric on a flat surface. Lay terracotta pot on top of the fabric. Draw an arc (horseshoe shape.)
Position the fabric (right side down) so the flat end of the arc is facing you. Lay the pot so the top is to your right and the bottom is on your left.
Step 2: Brush a strip of Mod Podge on the pot, approximately 2″ wide. Press on fabric and smooth. Repeat process until entire pot is covered.
You will have excess fabric, so you will need to trim that, leaving 1/8″ overlap.
Step 3: You will have excess fabric, so you will need to trim that, leaving 1/8″ overlap. Turn the pot upside down and trim the excess (it looks like the tip of the sorting hat from Harry Potter), leaving a 1/3″ inch overlap.
Pointing your scissors downward, cut 1/8″ slits into the excess fabric, making small tabs. About 6 of them should be fine. Mod Podge the bottom of the pot and press down each tab of fabric.
Step 4: Turn the pot right side up and pointing your scissors downward, cut 1/4″ slits into the excess fabric, making small tabs. About 6 of them should be fine.
Mod Podge the bottom of the pot and press down each tab of fabric. Mod Podge the rim of the pot and about 1/2″ down, all the way around. Repeat the same process with the tabs as above.
Step 5: Mod Podge the entire pot, brushing it all over the fabric covered area. Let dry 15-20 minutes.
Step 6: Spray the pot with the clear coat (I use the matte finish) and let dry (about 20-30 minutes.)
Step 7: If you prefer (which I do because it looks nicer) spray the clay saucer that goes under the pot with a complimentary color.
Now you are ready to plant your plants, herbs or flowers! Click the images below to order what you need from Amazon!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysMay 8, 2015 at 2:36 pm
I LOVE it. What a great idea this is. Either as a gift or just to decorate around your own house.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysMay 8, 2015 at 6:49 pm
OMG! Those are so cute! This is a MUCH better look than a boring terracotta pot. I love it!
Kimberly Grabinski saysMay 8, 2015 at 11:04 pm
These are really pretty. I know many people who would love this idea. Thank you for sharing it with us. It would make for a nice Mother’s Day gift for many mothers.
Amanda saysMay 9, 2015 at 12:11 am
These are so absolutely adorable. I would love to take the day to be creative and make these–it is so good for my soul to be creative!
Choya saysMay 9, 2015 at 12:34 am
Those are really cute and I love using mod podge so this is an amazing activity for me.
Kristen saysMay 9, 2015 at 1:17 am
These are so cute! I bet these would make an adorable mothers day gift
chanelle saysMay 9, 2015 at 4:10 am
What a clever idea! I’ve spray painted terracotta pots, but love that they can be covered with fabric too.
touristmeetstraveler saysMay 9, 2015 at 4:20 am
Wow, the fabric looks so beautiful, it gives such an amazing look to the pot!
rochkirstin saysMay 9, 2015 at 6:37 am
This DIY project looks really great to be done with kids so they would also learn and share the steps with friends and classmates. The floral design is so cute!
Aisha Kristine Chong saysMay 9, 2015 at 11:57 am
It is so beautiful. I am the type who loves this simple as it is.. but this renewed design is beautiful as well!
Jeanine saysMay 9, 2015 at 1:05 pm
These are absolutely adorable! I love the fabric and is such a great idea to use over flowerpots. So clever, and they turned out just perfect!
Deb- It's me, debcb! saysMay 9, 2015 at 2:11 pm
Love those! They look great. Wonder if they’ll weather well.
Sharon saysMay 10, 2015 at 1:34 am
That is fabulous! I had no idea it could be that easy and it looks good!
Ann Bacciaglia saysMay 10, 2015 at 2:34 am
This is such a fantastic idea. I will have to make some for my house. Looks simple to do.
Lisa Bristol saysMay 10, 2015 at 2:35 am
This would be a great project to do with the kids. There are so many cute ideas you can do with this .
Theresa saysMay 10, 2015 at 3:22 pm
Very cute, what a great idea! Your photographs are lovely too.
Rosey saysMay 10, 2015 at 3:28 pm
The modge podge is just perfect for it, isn’t it?? They turned out really cute.
Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies saysMay 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm
I love how this is such a simple and pretty project to create! I would love to try making something like this with some of my leftover fabric!
Krystal saysMay 10, 2015 at 5:42 pm
These are so pretty! What a great idea for a garden. I should try this with my family.
Bonnie @ wemake7 saysMay 10, 2015 at 6:11 pm
Oh my gosh! These are so pretty! I love planting and have never seen this done before! This is awesome. I want to make some of these now.
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen saysMay 10, 2015 at 7:24 pm
Those such beautiful pots. Now I want to do this to all of my pots! Thanks for sharing.
Cherri Megasko saysMay 10, 2015 at 7:32 pm
Oh my gosh … those are gorgeous! I might do up a few to have on hand. I could pop in an herb or two and it would be a much better hostess gift than flowers!
ricci saysMay 10, 2015 at 7:57 pm
What a great project!! It’s a cute way to really make plain ole pots look cute and would make great gifts!
Chubskulit Rose saysMay 11, 2015 at 10:07 am
These are gorgeous! YOu just gave me an awesome idea on what to make with the fabric I have here. Thanks for sharing.
Erin saysMay 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm
I love these! They’re so adorable! I want to make a ton for my house, lol!
Raijean saysMay 11, 2015 at 3:04 pm
This is super cute, I never thought about doing this but it’s a cute added touch.
Lynndee saysMay 11, 2015 at 3:26 pm
That is really pretty and I totally love it. I surely haven’t thought of that. Thank you for the idea.
Gabriel saysMay 11, 2015 at 8:58 pm
Being able to match the pots to your decor is a cool bonus for a fun craft. We did a similar thing with a tote not too long ago.
Fi Ní Neachtáin saysMay 13, 2015 at 7:44 am
This is such a pretty little DIY project. This would be a great thing to do for my pots on the windowsill 🙂
Christy Maurer saysJuly 24, 2015 at 7:42 pm
Those are so pretty! I would never have thought of putting fabric on a pot. Thanks for sharing how to do this!
Aimee Smith saysJuly 24, 2015 at 8:49 pm
These are so cute! My kids would love to make these and plant some flowers!
Liz Mays saysJuly 24, 2015 at 9:26 pm
What an awesome way to add some more life to your flower pots. These are so pretty! I’d love to try this out.
Allie D. saysJuly 24, 2015 at 10:37 pm
These flower pots are super cute! Love how easy it is to make!
Valerie saysJuly 25, 2015 at 12:20 am
These turned out adorable. They would make a wonderful gift for a teacher or friend!
Kristi saysJuly 25, 2015 at 9:00 am
A fun idea and those pots are so easy to come by at garage sales and estate sales. My kids would love to make those!
dawn saysJuly 25, 2015 at 10:27 am
what a great DYI’er. This is super cool. I love how you showed each step. nice work.
melisasource saysJuly 25, 2015 at 2:45 pm
Oh wow what a really cool idea!! I am going to try making these at home!
Lauren R saysJuly 25, 2015 at 3:05 pm
This idea is absolutely adorable! I love covering everything I have in fabric, because it’s just so unique!
Lisa saysJuly 25, 2015 at 6:58 pm
This is the cutest craft I have seen lately! I want to make a whole bunch and use them as gifts!
Crystal saysJuly 25, 2015 at 11:04 pm
Those are so cute! I love adding some flair to my yard. This would be a great way to do that.
Life as a Convert saysJuly 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm
You are right about the yard. I was thinking of keeping these inside. The typical brown pots are so boring though.
Annemarie LeBlanc saysJuly 25, 2015 at 11:14 pm
Even plain old terracotta pots need a make-over too! This is a great way to make beautiful pots for indoor plants. Thanks for sharing!
Kerri saysJuly 27, 2015 at 2:48 pm
Very cute idea! I love how you can have them match any decor in your house.
Treats by Tanya saysJuly 27, 2015 at 3:50 pm
This is a beautiful craft idea for gifting! I just bought an end of summer stock pile of terra cotta pots that I was going to just pain…but this looks like way too much fun 😀
lena saysJuly 27, 2015 at 5:43 pm
What a great to bring some uniqueness and individuality to different plants in my house!
jared's mum saysAugust 4, 2015 at 1:45 am
this is just too pretty! i would like to try this out very soon! maybe my little man would also like to lend a hand in this craft activity! ^_^
Veronica Lee saysJanuary 3, 2017 at 7:56 am
These are so pretty! They would make perfect gifts for our fave peeps.
mycraftingworld saysMarch 21, 2017 at 6:54 am
That makes they so pretty. I also like plain terracotta pot but these are so much more stylish. I can make them to match the room or the season.
Lynne B saysOctober 7, 2017 at 7:40 pm
You’re so very creative! This is a great way to really personalize a space.
mycraftingworld saysOctober 30, 2017 at 7:36 am
You have such good ideas. We are making these with Christmas material and putting ornaments in them for table decorations. Thanks for the directions.
Dana Rodriguez saysJuly 20, 2018 at 12:15 pm
This is such a cute idea. I think I am going to make some of these for the front porch!
Peggy Nunn saysJuly 21, 2018 at 8:40 am
I like making these pots. We can make them match anything in any room. The girls love making them. Thank you for the directions.
Sarah L saysJuly 22, 2018 at 10:45 pm
That really makes the pots so much prettier. I love growing herbs.
Lynne B saysAugust 9, 2018 at 1:45 pm
I have a black thumb but I love this idea! Mod Podge is great, isn’t it! This is a great way to put your personal touch on standard clay pots.
Sherry Keef saysAugust 11, 2018 at 6:11 pm
I really love this idea for decorating flower pots.
I had never heard of this Mod Podge, thanks for sharing with us.