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.
Original_Michelle-Edgemont-Fabric-Covered-Pots-Beauty-1_h

Original_Michelle-Edgemont-Fabric-Covered-Pots-Beauty-1_h

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.

Original_Michelle-Edgemont-Fabric-Covered-Pots_h

Original_Michelle-Edgemont-Fabric-Covered-Pots_h

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.

Original_Michelle-Edgemont-Fabric-Covered-Pots-Beauty-2_h

Original_Michelle-Edgemont-Fabric-Covered-Pots-Beauty-2_h

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Make a Dowel and Brass Plant Stand

A fresh take on a plant stand using materials found in your local hardware store, this wood and brass plant stand can be adjusted to fit any size planter. A few coats of neon paint give it a modern edge.

How to Make a Modern Textured Vase

Skip expensive porcelain vases — create your own with a few scraps of lace, inexpensive hurricane vases and white paint. Filled with summer wildflowers, these vases add a modern touch to any home.

Make a Faux Polaroid Clay Magnet

If you find yourself longing for the good old days of Polaroid film, whip up a few of these simple refrigerator magnets! Trade your Instagram photos in and out of the faux Polaroid frames and put your favorite snaps on display.

Make Your Own Custom Fabric Canvas Art

Bring the oversized floral trend into your home by creating a bold and custom piece of art. Our giant floral canvas print is definitely a statement piece perfect for that big, empty wall.

How to Make a Ceramic Planter

Make a ceramic pot and paint for a pop of color.

How to Make Spring Chalkboard Pots

Inexpensive terra cotta pots get a playful makeover with chalkboard paint; fill with blooming bulbs for a cheery pop of spring color.

Low-Maintenance Plants for Dorm Rooms

These succulents aren't just beautiful, they're super low-maintenance, too. Plant them in bright, hand-painted pots and they instantly become the perfect addition to an apartment or dorm room.

How to Emboss a Velvet Bookmark

Create embossed velvet bookmarks to give as personalized, handmade gifts.

How to Make DIY Gardening Containers

Learn how to to make gardening containers out of things you find around the house.

How to Make a Fabric Picture Frame

Frame a favorite photo in a whimsical fabric art frame with these simple steps.

On TV

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.