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Step 1: Gather the Supplies

  • old pots
  • fabric scraps
  • Mod Podge
  • paint brush
  • scissors
  • gardening gloves, pruning shears, seeds etc.

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Step 2: Measure and Cut

Grab your fabric and pot and measure to determine the amount of fabric that you will need to cover each of the pots. Then, use the scissors to cut the fabric as close as you can to the correct size without going too small. Remember you need the fabric to cover the entire outside and part of the top and bottom of each pot. You can also opt to use any variety of paper cut-outs you’d like, and decoupage your flower pot with a collage of images.

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Step 3: Get Gluing

We started by adding a layer of Mod Podge to one side of the pot, then adhering the fabric. We would hold it in place for a couple of minutes, until it started to really stick and then move on to the next section, until the entire outside of the pot was covered in fabric.

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Step 4: Smooth out the Wrinkles

We then rotated the pot and straightened out any remaining wrinkles.

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Step 5: Cut off the Excess Fabric

Use the scissors to cut off the excess fabric around the seam, the top and the bottom of the pot. Leave just enough fabric to tuck under and glue so you have a clean edge all around the pots. Then, tuck and glue the edges.

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Step 6: Let it Dry

We let our pots dry overnight. You’ll want to allow them enough time to dry completely. Make sure to position them somewhere that they won’t stick to anything.

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Step 7: Stuff the Pots with Gardening Goodies

We lined the flower pots with green packing material that came in a box that was delivered to our home, and then stuffed each of the pots with a pair of gardening gloves, pruning shears and a box of flowers.

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Step 8: Give the Gift of Gardening

My son is super excited to give his grandmothers these upcycled flower pot gardening kit gifts that he created all by himself.