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Raise the temperature in your home or garden with our exotic patterned pots

What you need...
  • Fabric: plain, orange, turquoise, red; patterned, pink, orange
  • Flower pots, terracotta, assorted sizes
  • Ricrac: pink, orange
  • Glue, Mod Podge, matte finish
  • Tape measure, fabric
  • Sewing machine
  1. Measure the rim circumference of the flower pot. Cut plain fabric to wrap around the rim, plus 2cm wider than this to allow for overlapping. Make sure it is long enough to fold over the rim inside.

  2. Starting at the back, cover the rim with glue. Smooth the fabric in place, leaving the top and bottom untouched. When the rim is covered, use scissors to snip every 1cm into the fabric around the top.

  3. Cover the top inch inside the flower pot with the glue and smooth down the fabric. Cut 1cm slits in the fabric just under the rim on the outside, then glue in place.

  4. Cut patterned fabric for the main section of the pot, slightly wider than the largest circumference measurement. Leave a bit extra on the bottom so it can be folded under the base.

  5. Coat the pot in glue and smooth the fabric. Trim excess fabric and cover with a layer of glue, then turn the pot upside down. Snip the fabric every 1cm, then fold under and glue neatly in place.

  6. Decorate the trim with ricrac, then cover the entire flower pot with a final coat of glue and leave to dry.

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