How to Make Starched Plant Pot Covers

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How to Make Starched Plant Pot Covers
A houseplant can be dressed up with a starched plant pot cover. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Plant pots can be dressed up to match the decor with starched plant pot covers. These fabric covers are a great cover-up for a plastic nursery pot. The pot covers require no sewing and are well suited for a gifted houseplant. The covers can be made from purchased fabric or from recycled cotton shirts. These starched fabric plant pot covers are not weatherproof and are more suited to houseplants than outdoor container plants.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Plant pot
  • 1/3-yard cotton fabric
  • Ruler
  • Compass
  • Pinking shears
  • Liquid starch
  • Wire rack
  • Newspaper

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  1. 1

    Measure the diameter of the plant pot. Then measure the height. Double the height of the plant pot and add it to the diameter.

  2. 2

    Draw a circle with the compass on the cotton fabric, using the above measurement for the circle diameter. Cut out the fabric circle with the pinking shears.

  3. 3

    Dip the fabric circle in the liquid starch, soaking the fabric thoroughly.

  4. 4

    Set the wire rack over the newspaper. Place the wet fabric on the wire rack.

  5. 5

    Place the plant pot in the centre of the fabric circle. Smooth the wet fabric up the plant pot with your fingers, covering the entire pot and folding the fabric so it lies flat against the pot.

  6. 6

    Allow the fabric to dry thoroughly overnight to complete the plant pot cover.

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