How to Wrap a Plant Pot

Updated November 21, 2016

Plants make thoughtful gifts for friends and family with an established garden, or for those thinking about starting a garden. Seedlings already planted in a pot give the recipient the chance to care for an already-growing plant without the hassle of planting seeds. Some easy plants to care for include herbs and marigolds. Spruce up these gifts by wrapping the pot in decorative fabric or paper. Often, the pots will come with a foil wrapper, but wrapping the plant yourself gives it a personal touch.

Choose fabric or paper for wrapping. Paper is inexpensive and comes in thousands of colours and patterns. Fabric is sturdier than paper and can be used as a decorative drape under the plant when it is unwrapped.

Measure the height of the plant pot. Cut a square of fabric 13 inches larger than the height of the pot. For example, if your pot is 10 inches high, cut a square of material 23 inches on all sides.

Cut a length of ribbon or twine twice as long as the pot's circumference. This gives you room to curl the ribbon, tie it into a fancy bow, or simply drape the ends of the tie decoratively.

Set the pot in the centre of the square. Pick up the centre of each side of the square and fold them against the sides of the pot. The corners of the material should be pointing outward like star points.

Pull the points of the material in and flatten them against the sides of the pot. Tie the ribbon or twine around the pot so that it holds the material in place. If desired, add a gift tag with instructions on how to care for the plant.

Things You'll Need

  • Potted plant
  • Decorative paper or fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon or twine
  • Gift tag
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