Decorate With Flowers

Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring show us this simple and fun step by step project, taken from their book Decorate with Flowers.

 Liberty Print Flower Pots

Flowers used in this project:

Dahlia

Japanese

Anemone

Cow Parsley

White Nigella

Garden Rose

Zinnia

Aster

Phlox

You will need:

Terracotta plant pot and tray, sponge brush, Mod Podge, cotton floral fabric (we used Liberty prints), scissors, white spray paint (optional), glass jars.

 Method:

1.     If your fabric is thin, you may want to spray paint your pot otherwise the orange might show through. Let it dry thoroughly. Cut your fabric to a size that can easily fit around your pot, leaving at least 10cm above the rim of the pot and enough to cover the bottom. Apply Mod Podge to a small area of the pot and press the fabric down, applying more to the fabric with your sponge brush as you go.

2.     Work in small areas, starting at the top rim and working down and around the pot in one direction. Apply Mod Podge to both the pot and the inner side of the fabric. Gently pull the fabric smooth as you go. Work quickly as the Mod Podge dries quite quickly.

3.     Once the surface is covered, with fabric, apply Mod Podge beneath the remaining fabric at the top and tuck it inside your pot. Repeat this process on the bottom of your pot, too. Apply Mod Podge all over the outer side of the fabric.

4.     Let your pot dry on a piece of plastic and then follow a similar process for the bottom tray. Use little jars to hold the water for your flowers in the pots.

Decorate with Flowers: Creative ideas for flowers and containers around the home by Holly Becker & Leslie Shewring. Published by Jacqui Small, £20.