today I have an incredibly easy DIY for you!

covering planters in fabric is a great way to decorate boring old pots and inject some fun into your decor. it's also quick and easy (my favourite combination) so even the laziest of DIY-ers could try this one!

you'll only need a few things:
terracotta planters work best for this craft project (glazed pots and PVA don't adhere well) I picked up this little pot for 75p in my local garden center! you'll also need a square of fabric, PVA glue and some scissors.
first check your fabric to fits around your pot (you'll need the leave a few inches of excess to wrap over the rim and base) I found it easiest to work with a square shape of fabric rather than an rectangle as when you wrap you'll turn the pot diagonally. 

brush on PVA glue to a small section of the pot and start to apply the fabric. simply work your way around the pot applying the PVA glue in sections followed by fabric (don't cover the entire pot with glue in one go but work in sections smoothing out the fabric as you apply to remove any air bubbles)
once the body of the pot is covered with fabric, trim off any excess but leave 1-2 inches of overlap. you'll need to fold this excess over the rim of the pot to tidy up the edges (cut slits along the excess as this will help to minimise wrinkling of the fabric when you fold it over) apply some PVA glue inside the rim and tuck over the fabric smoothing it down as before.
once the fabric is folded over the rim and base of the pot you can tidy up and rough edges and leave to dry.
pop in your plant and you're good to go!

...I'm going to buy myself a few new succulents and make a family for my desk!

what do you think? is this something you'd try?

caroline x


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37 comments

  1. So cute! I wish my other half would let me have pretty girly things!

    Rachael. X www.jegzjegzjegz.wordpress.com

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    1. make a sneaky one and just 'drop' into the house decor somewhere ;) xx

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  2. Love it! Brilliant way to use up old scraps of fabric!

    Gemma
    fadedwindmills.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. yes! I have loads of off cuts- this is great for using them up!! :) xx

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  3. These are so cute, I love them! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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    1. ahh thanks maddy! hope you try it :) xx

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  4. Such a lovely idea, fab fabric choice too, so pretty :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I found it in a little shop- the lady said it was a Japanese design? thanks babe! :) xx

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  5. This looks so pretty!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Adorable and so simple! Thanks for the idea! :) x

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    1. my pleasure! hope it's given you some inspiration :) xx

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  7. What a neat idea! I'd never have thought to do that. I'm now looking around with a beady eye planning what pots are in need of a little revamp! Haha! X

    takingkate.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. This is such a great idea Caroline! I love the fabric you used too! xxx


    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thank you sweetheart!! hope you're well :) xx

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  9. Such a cute DIY! Almost makes gardening look fun ;)

    Helen at "Hels Yeah" xx

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  10. Such a brilliant idea, looks great!

    http://hola-joanne.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Such a wonderful idea. I am defiantly going to try this out! Thank you for sharing :)

    Lizzie x

    http://cupcakeandcosmetics.blogspot.com/

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    1. so happy to hear that! thanks you :) xx

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  12. This is such a cute idea, I need to try this! :)

    floraldanielle.blogspot.co.uk
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  13. Oooh I might try this with lace, super good idea!xx

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    1. now that sounds like a plan.. great idea! :) xx

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  14. I'm not going to lie, I neither like plants or DIY projects, but this may be too cute to pass up. Maybe it's because I'm about to move again and I'm getting ready to nest, but I kind of want this type of thing to make my apartment homier. It will most likely come out looking terrible because I'm awful at crafts, but I think I'm going try.

    Little Red Umbrellas

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    1. holy smokes... my work here is done! haha thanks so much you, I'm moving this month too- good luck xx

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  15. oOo...i see you liking DIYs too. This was a pretty neat idea, so simple but so pretty and girly...

    Please have a look at my blog too I am DIY fan maybe you'll like something :)

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/5117369/asqgenerates

    Tc care Much Love xx

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  16. so cool, big hugs from Venezuela
    http://inspiringtrend.blogspot.com/

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