DIY Painted Flowerpot Fabric Wrap

Learn how to paint on fabric with this DIY planter upgrade!

DIY Painted Flowerpot Fabric Wrap
DIY Painted Flowerpot Fabric Wrap
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This DIY Painted Flowerpot Fabric Wrap will give your planters a little extra something. A lot of the time, ceramic or cement planters can be pretty boring when it comes to their appearance, but this project is here to jazz up your potted plants and give them some added texture and visual interest. Painting directly on your planters is a fun way to mix it up, but then you're stuck with it! The great thing about these painted fabric wraps is that you can create one for every occasion and switch them out as the seasons change.

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Main MaterialPaint

Primary TechniquePainting


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint (Matte: Glacier White, Petal Pink, Azalea, Royal Blue, Turquoise, Marine Blue)
  • White fabric square (large enough to fit around flowerpot)
  • Terracotta flowerpot
  • Desired ribbon for creating bow
  • Paintbrushes


  1. Choose your color palette. It's always extra personal if you can find out the teacher's favorite colors, but if not, we know they'll still appreciate it just as much! Cut a fabric swatch large enough to completely wrap around the flowerpot.

  2. Load your paintbrush with Glacier White and create brushstrokes of paint in a swirl pattern, starting from the center of the fabric swatch and working your way outward to the edge of the fabric. 

  3. Continue enhacing your swirl pattern with the other paint colors, working from lightest to darkest shades for best results.

  4. Once you are happy with how your swirl design looks, let the paint dry completely. Tip: you can use a blowdryer over the paint to speed up the drying process!

  5. Wrap the fabric swatch around the pot and secure with a ribbon. What teacher wouldn't love such a colorful custom gift?!

What colors would you choose!? Share with us in the comments!

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