There are not many people among us who do not have indoor plants or flowers in their homes. And many of us grow their house plants in dull pots of the same type. It is high time to be creative and make some decor with your own hands. In many shops we see the same plastic flower pots and ornamental flower pots. But we want nice individual things made with our own hands.
Spare some free time for decorating your home and making decor for flower pots. You will never regret the work you have done. Believe us, the more flowers and plants you have in your home, the more cozy and comfortable it is and the easier it is to breathe and to live in. Let us view the photo and different ways of decorating vases, topiary, flowers with cord, lace, cereals, fabric, embroidery. See our decor master-classes below.
Cord and paper decorations:
Lace and hessian
You can make a wonderful flowerpot or topiary decoration of lace or lace and hessian with your own hands. It will look beautiful, nice and vintage. Decorations of this kind more remind us of a shabby chic trend. Cord fits just well here. You may grow indoor plants not only in clay flower pots. A plastic mayonnaise bucket, any suitable glass jar or bottle will do. You can make a laced ensemble of vases, pots and a topiary.
The work is very simple. Put some PVA adhesive on the wrong side of a strip of lace and press it to the surface of a pot.
There may be many variants of handmade flower pot decorations. For instance, fabric and newspaper printouts can be used. Such pots will splendidly do for a topiary too.
In the photo we added white glass beads or beads to cord and hessian. As a result, we got a very interesting idea for a topiary.
Decorating with groats (a master class)
We have used millet for our master class. In fact, any groats can be used. You can try with peas, buckwheat, and so on. All this beauty won’t be a burden to your purse. As a result, you can get flower pots like these ones.
For this work you will need:
- A flower pot
- Toilet paper
- PVA glue
- Black acrylic paint
- Gold acrylic paint
- A wooden stick
- A brush
Before we begin, let us prepare the working place. Cover your table with old newspapers to protect it from paint splashing. Take half of the PVA glue and dissolve it in water in 50:50 proportion. Then take the toilet paper and tear it into pieces. Each piece should be approximately 8×6 cm. Glue the paper using the brush. Then crease the paper with the help of the wooden stick. When the outer surface of the pot is completely covered, let it dry.
In summer expose the pot to the sun, in winter place it near the heating battery. Then use undiluted PVA glue. Apply it with brush on the toilet paper creases on the pot’s surface. Fill in the gaps between the creases with millet. Dry the surface with sponge. Then let the pot dry again. Do not be in a hurry. Let the flower pot dry well.
When the pot has dried, proceed to the next step. It is the messy part of the process. The surface should be covered with acrylic paint. In the master class we use black acrylic paint, but you can choose any color you like. Use a brush, as with a sponge it will be difficult to reach places between the creases. Be careful, the paint splashes in all directions. Having painted the pot, let it dry again. Finally touch the surface with a sponge soaked in gold or silver acrylic paint. Touch it accurately without smearing the paint. Let it dry and then cover with any lacquer. Dry it completely. Enjoy the result.
View some other variants of décor made of groats and PVA glue.
How to transfer a drawing and inscription
We will make flower pot French antique décor. Plain clay pottery can be transformed into interesting antique things.
For this work we need:
- White and gray acrylic paints
- A wide brush
- A sponge
- PVA glue
- A drawing printout
Take a clay pot or clay vase and paint it putting very little paint on the brush. The brush should be half dry. That will produce uneven layer of paint on the surface making it look antique.
Take a paper towel, soak it with gray paint and paint the lower part of the pot. This painting technique will give the necessary color depth.
Print out the drawing. It is better to use a laser printer and photographic paper. Plain paper will also do. Print a mirror image of your drawing.
Cut out the image to make it easier to glue it to the pot without wrinkles. Then pour some PVA adhesive into a glass jar and dilute it with water in 1:1 proportion. Cover the surface of the pot with the glue, apply the image to the surface and press it with your fingers. Let the pot dry 6 – 8 hours or overnight, which is better.
When the pot has completely dried, wet the image with water using a sponge. It is necessary to soak the paper well. Then roll the upper layer of the paper with your fingers, so that only the image was left on the pot surface. Dry the pot well once again. If you wish, you may cover or spray the surface with any lacquer. But that is not compulsory.
The vase in this photo is decorated in the described do-it-yourself way.
Video shows how to make decorations using a stencil:
Images for decorations
Decorating with fabric (master class)
Fabric decorations look wonderful. Several pots decorated with the same fabric will make an ensemble.
The tools and materials you will need:
- PVA glue
- Colored fabric
- A brush
- Plastic pots or food buckets
In the photo you see decoupage glue, but we will use plain PVA adhesive. It will do for this work too.
Apply PVA glue on the plastic surface and less intensively on the fabric. Press fabric to the plastic so as to leave some excess fabric in the upper and lower parts. Stretch the fabric to avoid wrinkles.
Slightly cut the lower allowance and glue it.
Glue the lower part. Do the same with the upper part of the item. Glue the slightly cut upper allowance to the inside of the bucket.
That is all. The pot is ready. You can do a base for topiary in the same way, only add some lace or flowers in the upper part.
We offer a beautiful master class in embroidery.
Embroider on cotton fabric and attach it to the pot, vase or topiary in the following way.
First fix the fabric with pins, then fold the upper edge of the fabric and sew it. Patterns for cross-stitching embroidery:
That is our last master class. We hope you have chosen a decoration to make on your own.