How to: Make succulent canvas pot covers

We’re hosting a little luncheon this weekend to welcome Baby Boo to the family.  I’m including some potted succulents as part of the decor and making these canvas pot-covers to tart up the plain terracotta pots.

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Canvas pot holder

What you’ll need:

  • Primed artist canvas
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Paint pallette
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Dressmakers pins
  • Pencil
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
  • Tape measure
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Tools of the trade

First measure your pot. Wrap a tape measure around the widest part of your pot and check the measurement you’re taking will mean the pot will slip in and out easily.

Using your scissors cut out the length of canvas to suit your pots with an extra 6cm on the sides for overhang and 6cm to the overall height.

Paint your design onto the primed surface and leave to dry. I chose to paint gold patterns to fit in with the luncheon’s colour scheme.

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Paint your canvas and let it dry

Fold the canvas over in half so the fold is up along one side and pin in place. Mark the canvas where the angles need to go with a light pencil before stitching along the bottom and sides as shown with the dashed line below. Carefully trim the top and stitched side with the pinking shears.

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Sew along the dashed lines

Turn the canvas inside out and fold over the top edge. Pop in your pot plant and adjust the turned over edge to suit the pot height. Arrange the canvas to suit and you have new sculpture like pots.

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Pop your plants in and voila!

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