words and images: Catherine Frederick

I love when a project comes along and I can repurpose something I already had to turn it into something not only cute, but useful! I chose to repurpose some old clay pots into herb planters for my kitchen, but you could also use them as containers for makeup brushes, utensils, or whatever floats your boat. Letís do it!


  • Clay pots
  • Fabric of choice (I used Waverly® Fat Quarters from Walmart – $.97 each)
  • Mod Podge® (You can use Outdoor Mod Podge® if using outdoors, or if planting directly in the pot)
  • Spray adhesive
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors



1. Gather materials.

2. Cover outside of pot (including bottom) with Mod Podge®, let dry.

3. Cut fabric so it’s 1 ½ times as long as the widest circumference of the pot.

4. Spray adhesive on sides and bottom of pot.

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5. Apply fabric to pot, pressing out any wrinkles, adhering fabric as you work your way around the pot. Cut excess fabric off at the seam. (Tip: non-directional fabrics work best)

6. Cut excess fabric away from bottom of pot, leaving ½” overhang. Fold fabric inward and press to secure to bottom of pot.

7. Cut excess fabric away from top of the pot, leaving 1” overhang. Cut several vertical slits in top of fabric. Fold fabric down to inside of pot, press to secure.

8. Brush a coat of Mod Podge® over fabric to seal.


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