Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pots so Pretty

     Another MOPs craft meeting is upon me, so I was scouting around for some new craft ideas when my friend Kristi told me about Christine Chitnis' blog.  She made these Terracotta pots into "Pretty Pots" with fabric and little bit of Mod Podge.  So simple, I just had to try it!

Here's what you need:

Terracotta pot
Mod Podge
Fabric
Brush
Scissors




How to make them:

Cut the length of fabric that will wrap once around your pot.  



Cut slits around the top and bottom edges of the fabric, this is to avoid puckering.  Coat a small section of the pot with Mod Podge.  Stick one end of the fabric onto the Mod Podge, continue all the way around the pot, don't worry about the top and bottoms. When the pot is completely covered with fabric, brush on more Mod Podge onto the fabric to coat completely.




To do the top, stand up pot, brush some Mod Podge just inside the pot so the slits in the fabric can be folded inside like pleats.  Once all folded, brush on more Mod Podge on the folded fabric to seal.  
Do the same with the bottom of the pot.




Then time to let it dry...




Once dry, you can plant some great indoor herbs, flowers, or plants in them. Or add some packaged seeds, gloves, gardening tools, and wrap it up for a great gift!

** Avoid using these outside, so the outside elements don't ruin your masterpiece. **



These were one of the easiest crafts I've made and they turned out so cute! 
 I can't wait to show the ladies at MOPs how to make them.


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