There’s nothing quite as heartbreaking as not being able to buy the latest or trendiest gardening equipment. I’m not a pro gardening but I understand your pain, which is why I’d like to share the following easy and simple gardening crafts you could try at home.
DIY Denim and Fabric Scrap Pots
Instructions on how to make the DIY Denim and Fabric Scrap Pots:
Begin by spray painting the pots with exterior paint. It is entirely up to you to select the sort of paint or color you like. Allow the paint to dry fully before beginning to cut the fabric straps into 1-inch squares.
I cut two denim strips to fit around the brims of the hats, then frayed the edges by pulling at threads along the edges.
Apply another layer of paint, and once it has set, press the fabric squares onto the pot. The top of the fabric remains was then covered with a decoupage medium.
Finally, using glue, adhere the denim pieces to the brims and let them to dry.
“You are aware of how flower pot ideas may be used to make appealing décor both inside and outside your home. They are, undoubtedly, the nicest ornament. You may adorn this pot with whatever leftover fabric rope you have on hand. Anyways, I will try this out and be sure to tell you how it goes.” –From Nina
“I love this DIY soo sooo much … and so nice to be able to customize it for your home or a gift! Saw another same feature via Thusday Fave Things! We’d love to have more people doing similar stuff link-up at Tuesday Turn About! Hope to see you all there!” –From Julie
“This planter is so fun and happy! It’s got my wheels going for my teen daughter’s room! I remember even finding video showing how to make the rope, too, which can be very helpful so. Thanks!” –From Pamela
“At a point in life when I sewed most of my clothes, I used to do this all the time, making the mitt kind as well as the plain square kind. For the most part, I used remnants left over from other projects, and bias tape, for the edges.
For the padding, I used thick wool left over from coats and capes I had made, and chose colorful prints for the surface, with a plain fabric for lining. The mitt kind need to be cut slightly larger all around, to allow for the seams when the two sides are put together and turned inside out so the seams are on the inside, after trimming. Before sewing the two halves together, I would secure the surface material and lining to the padding by sewing through all layers, along the outlines of the print on the surface fabric. I did this also for the plain squares.
For finishing, I would sew the bias tape along the edges and make a loop for hanging.
I gave them away to friends and family, who always appreciated them—everyone can use more pot holders!” –From Allison
Strawberry Terra Cotta Pots
What you’ll need:
- Acrylic outdoor craft paint (you can either choose a combination of black green and red or any other variation with the color red) and a paintbrush
- Terracotta pot in required size
Instructions for making Strawberry Terra Cotta Pots:
In a paint jug, red outdoor craft paint Fuchsia, magenta, and even pink are among the color variations. Allow the paint to dry completely before adding a second layer, if required.
The rim and inside of the pot should be painted with green exterior paint. Repeat as needed.
Dip the handle of your paintbrush into black outdoor craft paint. To simulate the outer seeds (“achenes”) of a strawberry, add dots to the red part of the pot with the handle
Before filling or covering the pots, allow them to dry fully.