Flowerpot Decor

Decorating a flower pot with your own hands is not only interesting, but also a useful occupation, which will save money and the interior will liven up a little. Yes, and just make a beautiful and unique thing for the house is always nice. I love Russian motifs, so the decor of my flowerpot echoes the style of the Khokhloma pattern.
 Flowerpot decor
You will need the following materials to work: • ready simple flowerpot or plastic pail from under the food product; • burlap or thick linen fabric; • band; • • clay for modeling; • plasticine; • • gouache paints; • • watermelon seeds, spikelets and other natural material for decorations; • thin wire; • awl; • thread with a needle; • other stationery.
As a flower pot I used an ordinary plastic bucket from under mayonnaise.Where the bucket is closed with a lid, there is a protruding part (rim). In it an awl needs to be made a few holes. At the same time we will make drainage holes in the bottom. If the pot will be used for topiary, then you do not need to perforate the bottom.
Now from a burlap (flax or other fabric) we cut a rectangle. It should be of such size that the pot completely encloses, plus a small stock on all four sides. Bend or hem the edges so that they do not ruffle, and tightly wears a pot over the cloth. At the junction we sew. If a flower pot for a houseplant is decorated, which will naturally be watered, the fabric should wrap the container only from the outside. Therefore, the edges I tucked under the fabric. For topiary or other decorative composition, on the contrary, it is better to close the cloth and the bottom of the pot and bend the fabric a little inwards.
turn around cloth
To keep the fabric flat and do not move away, attach it to the top with a thin wire. The wire must be threaded through the holes that were made earlier in the rim of the bucket.
Flowerpot decor
The base is ready. Sew on the top and bottom of the braid. Under the lower braid and on the inside of the fabric, I sewed a strip of cellophane so that when I irrigate the flower, the bottom of the fabric does not get wet.
Flower Pot Decor
Now you can start decorating directly. The decor does not copy the Khokhloma pattern, but will be similar to it. Therefore, for decoration I made sunflowers, strawberries, used natural material. The colors are also Khokhloma - red, yellow, brown. Sunflowers are made from clay for modeling. They will be of different sizes and shapes - small, large, turned "to the sun." Large sunflowers are attached to the pot with wire, making holes with an awl, small ones are planted on super glue. We paint with gouache.
Flower Pot Decor
 Flowerpot Decor
Flowerpot Decor

We make flowers from dry watermelon seeds,middle of flowers - from plasticine.  Flower pot decoration
Strawberries are also molded from clay, the peduncle is made from green plasticine, and small white flowers are made of paper. We color.
decorating It remains only to paste the leaves of clay.
Decor of a flower pot
If the size of the pot is allowed, then it can be decorated with small dry flowers, ears and everything that will look appropriate. At the same time disguise in this way the side seam. For the strength of the decoration is worth varnish. I used the lid from the bucket as a pallet, removing it from the label. And the flower really enjoyed growing in such a beautiful pot.
Flower garden decor