Do you remember this patriotic rag wreath we made recently? I loved the simplicity of how easy it was to create this colourful project! But in the process of cutting the fabric I had loads of little off cuts left over. Like these ..
And of course, as a true crafter I kept them as I knew I would be able to do something with them! And this simple project was just the thing.
Make a fabric Mod podge planter
There’s really not a lot you will need
Just a terra cotta pot
Some all purpose primer
Scraps of left over material – Originally I got my material from “Always Knitting and Sewing” to create the rag wreath and now this project too.
Here’s how simple it was to create it!
I started by priming the terracotta pot and leaving it to dry overnight. It just helps to protect the pot. This will be your starting point. Now let’s make it pretty!
Grab your trusted Mod Podge and apply to a section of the pot. While the Mod Podge is still wet, add some of the small fabric strips. I just placed them at random to create a “patch work” effect.
Add more Mod Podge as you go round the pot and add and layer more fabric strips. Stick them down in different angles as you go along.
I continued this process around the whole pot, throwing in some blue ones to cover the smaller gaps and add some more colour.
Fill up the whole pot until it’s completely covered in fabric patches and leave to dry. Once it’s all dry, cover the whole pot in another few layers of Mod Podge, leaving it to dry in between layers.
I know it doesn’t look pretty at this stage, but bear with me!! All will be OK!
using your Fabric covered planter
This colourful planter just adds a “pop” of colour to your home!
I love the patchwork effect!
But here’s another idea .. Use it as a snack bowl .. for all those sports evens in front of the tele!
If you are using the planter for food, I would recommend putting an additional layer of protection to make sure the food is not touching the Mod Podge.
I’m not sure how food safe it is, so I added some crepe paper just to make sure none of the food was touching the sides!
And as you can see, we’ve got a bottle ready .. either way!! (Well .. be rude not to!)
What use is your favourite? Are you a plant or a snack lover?
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