Turn Boring Plastic Flower Pots Into Beautiful Chic Decor with Fabric

I love finding old chandeliers at the dump. There is so much you can do with them and each one is pretty unique. While not a traditional chandelier (it is for candles), this one below was no exception when I found it.

chandelier found at the dump

It definitely gives off a vineyard feel with its grapes and vines and frankly, the colours were awful but there was beautiful potential in it.

candle chanedlier found at the dump

Adding Flower Pots

I have upcycled a few chandeliers and light fixtures over the years (see one here, here, and on the cover of my book here) and I never tire of them. I didn’t want to use this one for candles so thought it would be fun to add some flower pots instead.

I found these plastic, lightweight ones at the dollar store, and they were a perfect size. They were also thin enough that it was easy to punch a hole in the bottom so that they would sit on the candle spikes.

plastic flower pots with a chandelier

Instead of painting them, I decided to cover them in some beautiful scrap fabric I had. I just used some other scrap fabric a few weeks ago for this project too – fabric must be speaking to me lately 🙂

plastic flower pots laying on fabric

Cutting the Fabric

Covering flower pots can be a bit tricky because of their shape but there is a quick way to get the size you need. Lay your flower pot onto the back of the fabric and then lay a pen against the top of the pot. Start to roll your pot moving your pen along with it. As the pot rolls, it will move in a curve and the pen will mark out that curve for you. When you get to the end, put the flower pot back at the beginning and do the same for the bottom.

tracing a plastic flower pot on fabric

When you are done, you will be left with the perfect curve. To cut out the piece you marked, add about an inch to the top and bottom so that you have enough to tuck over the edges.

plastic flower pot shape traced onto fabric

Once I had the first piece cut, I used it as a template to cut three more.

cutting fabric

Adhering the Fabric

To adhere the fabric to the flower pot, I used good old Matte Mod Podge. I brushed on a generous coat all over and then laid the fabric over top. As I worked my way around the pot I smoothed the fabric out with my fingers.

When I got back to where I started, I overlapped the fabric slightly and added some Mod Podge to hold the layers together.

adhering fabric to a plant pot

Finishing the Top and Bottom

To give the top and bottom a nice finished look, I brushed on a layer of Mod Podge to the inside of the flower pot and then folded the fabric over.

adding Mod Podge and fabric over a flower pot

Before doing the same to the bottom, I gave the entire pot a coat of Mod Podge on top of the fabric. This made sure everything stayed in place.

putting a coat of Mod Podge over fabric on a flower pot

Then, I finished off the bottom edge the same way as the top.

finishing the bottom of a flower pot

Adding Faux Greenery

Once the fabric was completely dry, I popped the pots onto the chandelier and began to fill them. I decided to fill my flower pots with faux greenery this time. I know this will be hung in a place that gets very little light so I figured this would be much prettier in the long run.

Faux greenery can be so expensive though. I had some I wasn’t using (that I had found at the dump reuse center for free) but it was a little too ugly for my taste. I grabbed some Fusion Mineral Paint in Bellwood and gave it a quick transformation and I absolutely love how it turned out. See the greenery transformation here…

painted faux flowers

Bellwood is the perfect soft sagey colour.

flower pots covered in fabric

I also painted the chandelier and somehow forgot to take a picture. Oops! Here it is after though and it was painted white. What a difference the white paint made!

painted chandelier found at the dump

I know I say this a lot, but it truly is amazing what a little paint can do to completely transform something. This dark and ugly piece feels utterly different now… light and airy and ready for summer.

flower pots cover in fabric hanging on a chandelier

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DIY fabric flower pots

4 Comments on " Turn Boring Plastic Flower Pots Into Beautiful Chic Decor with Fabric "

  1. Lisa

    Very creative, pretty & clever idea!! 👍

    1. Lisa

      Thanks so much!

  2. Lisa

    Lisa!! You saved me!! I was going to do this but was going to do a search to just make sure of a few things. I’m doing this!!

    1. Lisa

      Aww, I love when things work out like that! That’s so cool 😉 Have fun!!

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