Easy Shabby Chic Garden Pots

Flowering garden pots are a quick way to add a touch of color in your home but unfortunately, their plastic pots leave a lot to be desired. Rather than replant them into a prettier pot, I like to wrap them up in something. I’ve used book pages to wrap pots but today I decided to create shabby chic garden pots by wrapping them in cut-up tea towels.

Shabby Chic Garden PotsYou can add a bit of color to your shabby chic garden pots by tying them up with colored baker’s twine.


Wrapping a garden pot with a tea towelFirst, measure the diameter of the plastic garden pot and cut a length of a thin tea towel so that it slightly overlaps when wrapped around the pot. Also size the fabric so that’s slightly larger height-wise. I used inexpensive white dish towels that I purchased from Target for just a few dollars.


How to create a shabby chic garden potI folded the fabric over at the top to give it a little more interest. I purposely left the edges a bit ragged as opposed to sewing a hem. It adds to the shabby chic look … and it means I don’t have to do any sewing … an added bonus!


DIY Shabby Chic Garden PotsThen I wrapped various colored baker’s twine around each pot, which keeps the fabric in place. Since the garden pots have holes in the bottom, I made sure not to wrap the fabric underneath the pot.


Shabby Chic Garden PotsMaking these shabby chic garden pots took just minutes to complete and now I don’t have to look at the ugly, plastic pots.

This was a quick transformation that was easy on the pocketbook!

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  1. Jennifer these are really cute and look so easy to make. Hmmmmm you have me thinking of these for little favors for my Easter guests. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Such a simple idea and yet it looks so good.

  3. Cute and clever idea Jennifer. I love it!

  4. Perfect solution when you need a quick accent to your table. We gave my mother in-law a 82 birthday party at a restaurant. I wrapped these plants in colored tissue paper. Tied with raffia and added pictures of her in high school, as a bride and with her children. Then guests took them home as favors.

  5. Ooo, too sweet Jennifer. Thanks for linking at Shabbilicious Friday… I actually popped over from Google+ and haven’t visited the party links yet. Have a great weekend.

  6. so simple! at first i thought they were in milkglass pots, but this would make it simpler. thanks!

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