Posted: Jun 16, 2013 9:00 PM
 
Growing a garden in a small space doesn't have to limit you to boring terracotta pots. Add some style to your patio garden by decorating simple pots with beautiful fabrics.

It's easy to add a splash of color to generic terracotta pots! Grab your favorite fabric from the craft store and make those pots stand out with these easy steps:

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What you'll need:

  • 6-inch terracotta pots
  • 1/3 yard of fabric per pot
  • Outdoor Mod Podge
  • Spray adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Foam brush

What you'll do:

fabric covered pots step 1

Coat the pot with a generous coating of the Outdoor Mod Podge. This will provide a moisture barrier between the pot and the fabric.

fabric covered pots step 2

Once you have coated the sides and the bottom of the pot with the Mod Podge, set it aside to dry completely.

fabric covered pots step 3

Cut out the fabric for the pot so that there is an extra 1-1/2 inches of fabric at the top and the bottom of the pot.

fabric covered pots step 4

Cut the length of the fabric so that it is 1-1/2 times as long as the widest circumference of the pot.

fabric covered pots step 5

Coat the sides and bottom of the pot with a layer of spray adhesive.

fabric covered pots step 6

Smooth the fabric out over the pot, then cut off any overlapping fabric at the seam. A non-directional fabric will work best for this project. Anything linear will get distorted over the curve of the pot.

fabric covered pots step 7

Trim off the fabric at the bottom of the pot so that there is 1/2-inch of overhang. Fold the fabric over and press it into the bottom of the pot.

fabric covered pots step 8

Cut the fabric at the top of the pot so that there is 1 inch of additional fabric above the rim. Then, cut several vertical slits in the fabric above the rim of the pot.

fabric covered pots step 9

Spray some spray adhesive inside the pot and fold down the tabs of fabric.

fabric covered pots step 10

Once the spray adhesive has set, coat the fabric in a generous coat of Outdoor Mod Podge. Once the Mod Podge is no longer tacky to the touch you can add your plants!

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