Thursday, November 4, 2010

Plastic Pot Covers

This morning it was 34 degrees outside. Yesterday, it was colder. I guess that means it's time to take in my mums. I probably should have taken them in before Halloween (you'll agree when you see how pathetic they look), but they finished off the outside decor so nicely.

Bringing them inside created an issues because I have zero extra pots to put them in and turns out most stores stop selling planting pots when November hits. I can't have ugly black plastic pots inside my house! So, I came up with this:

See how sad those mums looks? In general, I don't have a green thumb. In fact, the way my plants die, it's like I don't have thumbs at all. I'm hoping that bringing these little guys inside will bring them back to life. As of this morning, they are looking better, but are still in plant ICU.

There wasn't much precision involved in this project (like usual) and I had to make sure not to cover the bottom drains.

I took some left over brown ribbon, some hot glue and brown packaging paper and went to town. Seriously, I just guessed how much paper I would need, cut it out and folded it down to make it fit perfectly (or as perfect as I get). Then glued it on, tied it off with ribbon and added a little piece of fall for decoration. It may not look as good as a new pot, but it definitely masks the unappealing black pots.

Now if only there was a craft to bring my plants back to life...sigh...any suggestions?

<3 dani


  1. They look so good. They're perfect for fall too. I don't have a green thumb either....I gave up on that a long time ago. :)

  2. I like it!

    Jo @

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