October 11, 2013

Dressing Your Home for Fall | Fancy Free Me

Hi guys! I’m Elisa from Fancy Free Me. I am so happy to be here showing how I "Dress My House For Fall" with a easy seasonal DIY! When I think of fall of course pumpkins and turning leaves come to mind, but my favorite part is plaid. Warm plaid blankets to wrap yourself in on crisp evenings or wearing a plaid button-down shirt under a warm wool sweater. It’s a very comforting pattern for the season and there’s no short supply of it either this time of year. DIY-Plaid-Flower-Pot-with-Mums-FancyFreeME So when Tiffany asked me to "Dress My House For Fall," I knew I wanted to wrap it in plaid. I made these plaid flower pots in an afternoon while my daughter napped
(my favorite kind of DIY, quick and easy!) What you’ll need: Plaid Fabric use all the same or mix it up, just make sure you use a mixture of small + large scale plaid fabrics Mod Podge to glue your fabric to your flower pots Sponge Brush to apply the Mod Podge Flower Pots Any size will do, but the straighter the pot, the easier it will be to cover and make sure they are clean of dirt on the outside Scissors to cut the fabric to size Cardboard to contain the tacky gluey mess you are about to make Acrylic Paint *optional I painted the rim of my pots instead of covering them with fabric for a two-toned look DIY Breakdown: Start out by laying out a clean piece of cardboard to work on, the Mod Podge can be messy and you don’t want to ruin any of your surfaces or get dirt stuck to your new project. Cut the fabric to size. I made my pieces of fabric about a ½ inch longer than the pot so I could wrap the fabric around to the bottom of the pot. I did the same with the sides. Next, brush your clean pot with the Mod Podge. It doesn’t have to be perfect, you just don’t want drips running down the sides. Then brush the back-side of your fabric with Mod Podge, I just placed the fabric face down on the cardboard and brushed the glue on the back. Once those are both coated place the fabric on the pot so the glued areas touch each other. Smooth out your fabric, you may notice your fabric start to stretch so don’t pull too hard. If you use a pot with a steep taper you may find you have too much fabric. I added pleats to my large flower pot to keep the fabric looking tidy. Pleated-Plaid-Pot-FancyFreeME
  Let the pot sit for 15-20 mins while the glue dries, while that’s drying you can start your next pot. When it’s dry you’ll want to apply the Mod Podge to the exterior of the fabric to give it a hard surface. If you really want it to be super waterproof apply 4 more coats gently sanding between dried coats. If your flower pot has a lipped rim like mine you can paint it with acrylic paint to give the pot some dimension. Once everything is dry, just plant your pots like usual and enjoy your new touch of plaid for the season! DIY-Plaid-Flower-Pots-for-Fall-FancyFreeMe  
 I hope you decorate you porch with plaid pots this fall! Thank you Tiffany for having me over for your fall home series, you are such a sweetie and I loved being a guest over here! xo And if you’d like to stop over to Fancy Free Me to say “hi” I’d love to have you! I’m always working on something over there.


Thanks Elisa!  I love a super simple DIY and those posts rock!


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those are adorable! i am mad for plaid and love them!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Perfect little DIY. I am not sure how Elisa even had time for this with her big stair make over going on?!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Oh boy do I love those!! So cute and plaid screams fall. They are adorable!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Thanks for having me over today Tiffany! I love being a part of the fall festivities going on over here :) xo

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I love plaid...and its even cuter here in these flower pots! What a great idea!

Vel Criste said...

Awesome project Elisa!!!!