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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tutorial: Dress Up A Plant

Hello, Sweet Friends!

Today, I'd like to show you how to Dress Up A Plant! This idea is so easy and cute! 
Buy a small plant at your local greenhouse or home improvement store. You may already have the other supplies at home.

I made these for my daughter's delightful Girl Scout Leaders.


Before

Supplies:

Plants...I picked out festive annuals at our local market. 
Wax Paper
Colorful Fabric
Pinking Shears (Regular fabric scissors will work, too!)


Directions:

Step 1
Cut a square of fabric. Make it large enough for your plant to be in the center and the edges to fold up and cover the top of your pot. Do not stress over this. It does not have to be a perfect square.

Step 1



Step 2
Cut a piece of wax paper (smaller than your fabric square). This will go between your pot and the fabric to protect your fabric from the soil.

Step 2



Step 3
Cut a strip of fabric. (About 24" long x 1" wide.) This will be your "ribbon".

Step 3



Step 4
Gather the fabric around the pot... you may need extra help...ask your children to hold the fabric while you wrap the fabric ribbon around the pot.

Step 5
Once the fabric has been tied in place, gently pull the edges of the square upward. You don't want the bottom to sag. After pulling the edges upward, you may have so much extra fabric on top that you need to trim a little off. Trimming the excess will keep the fabric from flopping over.

Step 5


Step 6
Also trim the edges of your fabric ribbon. I like to leave the stray strands of fabric...makes it "shabby chic"!

Step 6



That's it! Now you know how to Dress Up a Plant! Go share your gift with someone special!



Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a happy day!
Elizabeth

6 comments:

  1. Sooo, thank you.
    Thank you for a craft idea that I can do!
    They are lovely. : )
    Nice to see you, as always...

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    1. Hi Billie Jo! You are welcome! Thank you for your kind words! Hope you all are doing well and enjoying the sunshine! xoxo

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  2. So cute! And perfect for end of the year gifts for all the many people who help my kids make it successfully through the school year. Love it! Thanks for the great (and easy) idea.

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    1. Hi Haunani! I am so glad you like it! Easy ideas are sometimes the most fun... Especially when things are so busy... And I know you stay busy:)

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  3. Such a lovely idea Elizabeth! Fantastic for gifts...making them look extra special! I hope you are having a great week so far? : ))

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    1. Hi Jane! I am doing well... So happy to be enjoying summer! My girl was off at camp this week. She came home yesterday and had a wonderful time! I missed her, but I am so happy she had fun and made so many new friends. They were all sharing email addresses to keep up with each other after camp... So cute! How are you doing sweet friend?

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