5.09.2012

Covered Pots via Pinterest

Happy Wednesday all!! 
Ok I have decided that I will do a weekly episode recap of Emily's season as the Bachelorette number 1 because I know I will be watching every episode, number 2 because deep down I think she is really a sweet girl and I want her to find a true love and number 3 because I want to discuss her fashions. This blog will be an outlet for my thoughts on the Bachelorette because frankly when I want to discuss it with my husband, I just get the rolling of the eyes and the "oh, brother" statements. 

Last week while perusing Pinterest as I normally do, trying to figure out what to make for dinner or how to style an outfit for work the next day, I came across these, fabric covered pots. I thought that is so cute and I could pick up whatever fabric I want to match the decor in my living room. And with Sean gone for a few days last week, I had some extra time for a little Pinterest project. Well I didn't get to doing this project until Sunday afternoon, after he had returned home, but it takes very little time to do this project anyways.

For this project you need some pots, I found mine at Joanna's, glue (I used modge podge), fabric (enough to cover the entire pot), and a sponge brush (to paint the glue onto the pot).

I covered 2 small pots and 1 medium-sized pot. What is nice at Joanna's, if there are fabric squares to purchase as is, they are pre-cut, and they have plenty of variety of color and print for you to pick up. Plus, before you go to there or any other craft store like Michaels, or Hobby Lobby print out or pull up their 40% off coupon on your handy dandy smart phone or iPhone. I have not crossed over into that fancy cellphone culture yet.
In total, the two small pots cost me 99 cents each, the larger pot was $1.99, the modge podge was a whopping $4.99, the sponge brush was 50 cents and then three fabric squares I bought were I think $1.99. So in all, this project with the three pots was relatively cheap at $16 including tax. 

To cover the pots, make sure the amount of fabric you have will cover the pot first. Then start painting some glue onto the pot and lay the fabric onto the glue and firmly press the fabric down.

Let the glue dry a little bit to give the fabric a firm hold to the pot. Then continue to paint the glue onto the pot and lay the fabric down. I ran my fingers over the fabric once it was laid down onto the glue so creases won't form. Don't glue the fabric over the edge of the pot yet, wait to do that until later.



Once the pot is completely covered in the fabric, now you are ready to glue down the fabric over the edges. First, cut slits into the fabric but just until the rim of the pot. This will insure that no creases or bubbles will be formed when the fabric is laid over the edge. Paint the rim of the pot with glue and then smooth the fabric over the rim. Repeat the same with the bottom, then let the pot dry completely before you decorate your living room or wherever you will place these pots!

Enjoy the extra color or print around your house with these pots!




36 comments:

  1. Very cute! I like that a lot! I'll have to keep that in mind when I start making over the rooms of our house. :)

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  2. These are so cool! Excited to hear your opinions on The Bachelorette as I'm addicted to that show.

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  3. I'm excited for the new season of the Bachelorette to start already!! It's definitely a guilty pleasure that I can't quit. :) I'll definitely be coming back here to chat weekly!

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  4. Cute! This is so simple, too!
    And I love that you're going to be doing recaps of Emily's bachelorette season!!!!

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  5. Super cute Meg! I love the patterns and colors you chose!

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  6. LOVE me some Mod Podge! I use it for everything!

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  7. Wow, this looks like a potentially messy project, but what a great outcome! Love! That would so be a cute Mother's Day gift for a grandmother. Thanks for sharing!
    -Kristen

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  8. Those turned out so cute!!! I might be stealing this idea! :)

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  9. Haha my husband hates when seasons of The Bachelor/Bachelorette are on, which seems to be ALL the time :-) This is such a cute project!

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  10. Love how they came out!!! I'm all about simple projects.. especially ones that turn out looking so good!! Gonna have to try this one :)

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  11. Super Cute idea! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Cute, I like the fabrics you picked!

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  13. What a super fun idea lady!!! Can't wait to give this a try!
    xo, Jess

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  14. Those would be so cute to make and put flowers in for Mother's Day!

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  15. I love how wrapping paper and shelving paper are being used to spice up the simplest things!! This pot is adorbs girlie!!

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  16. What a fun project! Seems relatively easy too. Looking forward to the weekly updates on Emily!!

    ♥ Ashley

    atparsons.blogspot.com

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  17. These turned out great!!! I love a Pinterest project!!

    I can not wait for this season!!!!! So excited.

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  18. Cute pots! Okay I am totally excited for Emily's season! I thought she was so cute (and stylish) when she was on before. I barely watch tv anymore but that is one of 3 shows that I will watch.

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  19. Cute - they came out so well!

    And when does the Bachelorette start? I'm so behind lol!

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  20. very cute way to use up some extra fabric lying around!

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  21. This is very cool and what a great use to use extra fabric.

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  22. Those are adorable. I have them pinned on pinterest to try, now I'm definitely doing it! And I will LOVE talking with you about Emily! :) Can't wait!!!

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  23. These are really cute, and so simple! Gotta love ModPodge :D

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  24. Oh I love it! I have never worked with ModPodge before. I think this gives me an excuse!

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  25. Very fun - I love the fabrics you picked out.

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  26. So fun, summery and easy! I'll have to try it when I have a backyard or porch.

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  27. love love LOVE this my dear! It's so fun putting thing to practice from Pinterest =)

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  28. Ohh can't wait for the bachelorette recaps!! The pots turned out great!

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  29. Lovely! I just made painted pots but I love how yours turned out! I guess I need to pick up some more pots!

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  30. Oh my goodness, these are so cute! Love a great DIY project...well done, Meg!!! :)

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  31. Very cute Meg! I love them!

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  32. wow these are really cool! I love it.

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  33. Looks adorable! Thank you for the idea!

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