How to make a stylish decoration for flower pots

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.

How to make a stylish decoration for flower pots

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.

How to make a stylish decoration for flower pots How to make a stylish decoration for flower pots

How to make a stylish decoration for flower pots How to make a stylish decoration for flower pots How to make a stylish decoration for flower pots

Cord and paper decorations:

Cord and paper decorations 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.

Lace and hessian Lace and hessian

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.

Lace and hessian Lace and hessian

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.

Lace and hessian Lace and hessian

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.

Lace and hessian Lace and hessian

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.

Decorating with groats (a master class)

For this work you will need:

  1. A flower pot
  2. Toilet paper
  3. PVA glue
  4. Black acrylic paint
  5. Gold acrylic paint
  6. Lacquer
  7. A wooden stick
  8. 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.

Decorating with groats (a master class)

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.

Decorating with groats (a master class)

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.

Decorating with groats (a master class)

View some other variants of décor made of groats and PVA glue.

Decorating with groats (a master class) Decorating with groats (a master class)

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.

How to transfer a drawing and inscription (master class)

For this work we need:

  1. White and gray acrylic paints
  2. A wide brush
  3. A sponge
  4. PVA glue
  5. 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.

How to transfer a drawing and inscription (master class)

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.

How to transfer a drawing and inscription (master class)

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.

How to transfer a drawing and inscription (master class)

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.

How to transfer a drawing and inscription (master class)

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.

How to transfer a drawing and inscription (master class)

The vase in this photo is decorated in the described do-it-yourself way.

How to transfer a drawing and inscription (master class)

Video shows how to make decorations using a stencil:

Images for decorations

Images for decorations Images for decorations

Images for decorations Images for decorations Images for decorations

Decorating with fabric (master class)

Fabric decorations look wonderful. Several pots decorated with the same fabric will make an ensemble.

Decorating with fabric (master class)

The tools and materials you will need:

  1. PVA glue
  2. Colored fabric
  3. A brush
  4. Plastic pots or food buckets

Decorating with fabric (master class)

In the photo you see decoupage glue, but we will use plain PVA adhesive. It will do for this work too.

Decorating with fabric (master class)

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.

Decorating with fabric (master class)

Slightly cut the lower allowance and glue it.

Decorating with fabric (master class)

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.

Decorating with fabric (master class)

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.

Decorating with fabric (master class)

Embroidery

We offer a beautiful master class in embroidery.

Embroidery Embroidery

Embroider on cotton fabric and attach it to the pot, vase or topiary in the following way.

Embroidery

First fix the fabric with pins, then fold the upper edge of the fabric and sew it. Patterns for cross-stitching embroidery:

Embroidery Embroidery Embroidery

That is our last master class. We hope you have chosen a decoration to make on your own.