Sunday, September 16, 2012

DIY: Faux Potted Plants Wrapped in Burlap


DIY: Faux Potted Plants Wrapped in Burlap - A Dollar Tree Project


FYI: This is a post I put together from our Posh House Originals blog! We haven't been able to keep that blog going with all that we have going on but this was a fun post. I thought it was a worthy post to resurrect from the vault! haha!

Look very closely - You'll see snow in the background! Ahhhh, makes me smile:)

And, I still love them..... However, they are under my wet bar just dying for some attention and sun...... 

Just kidding, remember they are FAKE! That's the best part!

So, I've had these cute little faux ferns for awhile... 

I saw them in a store and they screamed, "BUY ME!"

Just a little side note, I'm pretty much obsessed with little faux succulents and mini potted stems of flowers..

 If you came to my house, you would see them placed here and there and everywhere!

Here we go.. I'll show you what I did to dress up these little guys and get them ready for presentation.

First, find a little small green stem or mini faux fern like these. Grab a little spanish moss or whatever you would like to top off the "soil" area.

Faux Ferns and Floral Moss

You'll want to have a glue gun, scissors, burlap, twine and plastic or ceramic containers for your plants!

Next, measure out your burlap. Make sure you can bring it up to the top and gather it later! You will cut the burlap into circles.

Cut Burlap Circles
Plastic Containers
Use hot glue to secure the plant into the base of the pot. Now, use your hot glue and cover the top of the "soil" area and quickly press a hand full of moss on the top. Pat down to secure the moss.

Glue plant to pot. Glue moss to top "soil" area.
Last, grab your burlap circles. Slowly hot glue under the rim of the pot and adhere the burlap. You will then have a potted plant with gathered burlap around the top. To finish off your project, tie a little twine around the top. This will make it look cute;)) And it will help give the burlap a gathered look.

And here is your final product! You can place them on a window seal or around the house! I love to put them on a stack of books.. Tops it off perfectly!





Did I mention this was all from the Dollar Tree (minus the burlap and twine)! I'm still impressed by this "oldie but goodie" DIY project.

Have a happy week,
Katie

Linked to a few awesome and fun blogs:
Cherished Handmade Treasures
Chase the Star

10 comments:

  1. The burlap gives the pots such an organic feeling...looks wonderful! Thanks so much for stopping by my Junk Bonanza post, Katie! It really was a lot of fun!

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  2. Linda, a little burlap is perfect! You're right - Organic! I'm liking that definition for these little guys:) Have a wonderful week, LInda! Thanks for stopping by:)

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  3. Love these! I love burlap too! Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up this week!

    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

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  4. um, can I just say ADORABLE!! I'm all about plants I don't have to worry about killing off! :) Great job! New follower from the blog hop!

    Dawn

    www.leroylime.blogspot.com

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    1. So glad you stopped by, Dawn! I've got to say, I can't keep anything alive! Absolutely nothing but my kiddos, hubby and usually myself! Glad you found me - I'm heading over to visit you! Best, Katie

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  5. What a lovely blog you have here! I found you though the blog hop and am now your newest follower! xx

    myprettymummy.com

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    1. Thank you, Emma - I'm new to your blog now! Thanks for stopping by and your little one is quite adorable! Sooo fun to dress those lil' gals:) Best, Katie

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  6. Those pots are lovely! I love burlap! Thanks for linking up to the CHQ Blog hop! Happy to be following along! Hope to see you again next week!

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    1. I'll be there:) Thanks for making a visit over here!

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  7. I love this! What a simple way to change up the look!

    Just found your blog! New follower! :)

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