I’m so excited to share this latest project with you! I’m sure at least 95% of you reading this have at least one plastic pot in or outside your home. I’m the queen of hoarding these. I have no clue why, because my preference is terra cotta. But who can resist the wallet-friendly price of plastic! Not this mama.
My latest DIY victim was our plastic pot holding my beloved fiddle leaf fig. I don’t have any glorious story of why I came up with this idea, other than I hated the way this pot looked+I had all the supplies on-hand and nicely hoarded away in the garage+I got a crazy hair you-know-where to give something in my house a makeover. Call it DIY-addiction!
- Mod Podge [matte finish|for all surfaces]
- Paint Brush
- Jute String
- Glue Gun
To start, cut your burlap to the length of your pot and add an extra 2″ [inches] to each end.
Next, paint on a coat of Mod Podge, working in sections.
Keep repeating this process until you have covered the entire pot.
Because my pot is curved, my burlap was not sticking to the bottom of it. So I painted a thin layer of Mod Podge around the base of my pot and applied a little pressure to get it to stick.
After the Mod Podge was dry [about one hour], I tied some jute string around the base of the pot.
My original idea was to tie the string around the base so my burlap pot would have a scrunched look to it, sort of resembling a bag. But, I had about 1/3 cup of Mod Podge left and decided to wrap the string around the entire pot instead.
So I wrapped my jute string around my pot in a crazy random way.
The last step is to glue down the top edge. I fired up my glue gun and then applied a line of hot glue inside the pot.
I pressed the burlap onto the glue with the tip of the glue gun, so I didn’t burn my fingers [I say that after burning my fingers countless times!]. A few seconds and it’s good. Once your top edge is glued down, you’re done! I love the way this turned out and love how custom it looks. It adds some nice texture to the dining room.
plastic pot [20"x20"]…$14.97
all-surface matte finish mod podge…$4.79
TOTAL COST: $28.83
Not too shabby for something that looks so sweet. I have plans to do this to a few other pots laying around.