Make a Fabric-Covered Outdoor Pot

With a few strips of outdoor fabric, turn a basic, inexpensive planter into a colorful statement piece for your deck this summer. The bright stripes are best accented by a whimsical fern or palm tree.

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Materials Needed:

  • outdoor fabric in a variety of colors
  • plastic planter
  • pinking shears
  • waterproof glue

Cut Fabric

Using pinking shears, cut outdoor fabric into 2”-wide strips that are long enough to wrap all the way around your planter. For the color you want on the very top and very bottom of your planter, cut smaller pieces of fabric 2” tall by 3” wide.

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Glue Top Fabric Strips to Pot

Starting at the top, put a line of glue 1” from the rim. Start gluing on your small fabric pieces, overlapping them slightly. Fold the pieces over the top and glue to the inside of the planter.

Add More Stripes

To create the next stripe, glue a strip of fabric 1/2" over the first layer. Glue it all the way around the planter. Tip: To make the fabric lay flatter, cut slits into the fabric strip and glue down the flaps, slightly overlapping each other. Keep adding strips of fabric until you reach the bottom of the planter.

Add Final Strip of Fabric

Using small pieces of fabric, glue them all the way around the bottom of the planter overlapping each other. They should be about 1” longer than the bottom of the planter. Fold the pieces over and glue to the bottom of the planter.

Add Flowers and Enjoy

Fill your pots with seasonal flowers to add color to your deck or patio. The outdoor fabric and waterproof glue will last through the season.

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