Fabric Covered Clay Pots

I was up the other night checking out Pinterest.  That is a dangerous thing for me because everything I see I have to make. It was around 11pm when I came across fabric covered clay pots here and …..

 

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I fell in love.  I had fabric, I had clay pots, I had to try it.  I’m not going to tell you it is really easy.  As a matter of fact it is really kind of stressful.  And messy.  Well sticky is more like it.  It is very sticky.

The supplies you need are minimal.  Clay pot, fabric and Mod Podge.  They have a Mod Podge made specifically for fabric but I think any kind would work well.

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First lay your clay pot on your fabric of choice and cut it to size leaving enough room on the top and bottom to cover it, about a good 2 inches.  Next, working in small sections at a time cover the pot first in Mod Podge and then in fabric.

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Continue working your way around the pot until the whole thing is covered, smoothing out any wrinkles as you go.    I found the best way to get rid of the wrinkles is to cut off small sections, fit the material together and just keep smoothing it down as best you can.  Try to use material with a pattern that does not need to be lined up.  Stripes, checks, anything in a row and you will be pulling your hair out.  Once you have the whole pot covered  (don’t forget to fold some over to do the inside and the bottom) let it dry for a couple of hours.  Once the pot is dry you need to seal it.  Simply cover the whole thing in a thick coat of Mod Podge made for outdoors.  Let it dry, trim any excess material and it’s good to go.

I don’t know yet how these will stand up to being outside so I will probably be keeping mine on my covered porch or on my table covered by the umbrella.  I think that they would be really cute in different sizes to hold your utensils or napkins for picnics.  Or they would make a nice gift for Mother’s Day filled with a few packages of seeds and garden gloves.  They don’t have to be just for flowers!

 

 

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