Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Re-Create Upcycled Plant Pots with Scraps of Fabric

Continuing with a bit of upcycling, here's a cute way to jazz up some simple plastic pots.
I found these plastic pots in abundance in a Scrapstore along with
some cut offs of some nylon material. I used a pinking rotary cutter to cut out a thick strip and a thin strip.

After attaching some double sided tape along the thick piece, I wrapped in around the pot ensuring it was fully covered. I then did the same with the thin strip in a spiral, leaving spaces to allow the base colour to peep through. Here is an example of the pot using bright yellow and red nylon and a second one using brown satin and a base and some pink linen as the 'spiral'.
I wanted to add a little embellishment to the pot so I used my Sissix machine to cut out some layered flower shapes in the matching materials, layering them up with a bit of double sided tape and a button on top. I decided they were perfect for the Mini Makers to plant, nurture and watch some little plants so here are our upcycled plant pots.

Here they are with some little seedlings!

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9 comments:

  1. #makinghome these are lovely , good idea. I love flowers & plants but I don't seem to have green fingers !

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    1. Hubby B is much more the green fingered one in our house. I'm in charge of mowing the lawn and digging! Haha!

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    1. Thanks! I made them with lots of #MiniMakers at a craft fair. They loved it.

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  3. Wow! they look so cute and beautiful... adds more beauty to the plant. Such a very creative idea! #MakingHome

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    1. Thanks! The #MiniMakers that I made them with loved them.

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  4. They look great, as a vintage fan, I love the almost retro look of the flowers! #makinghome

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    1. These were seedlings and I can't remember what they were in the end but I like them ;-)

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