Hello, and happy Tuesday to you, I am super excited to be sharing these pages and pretty project from blogger/write/stylist Holly Becker of decor8 and designer/stylist Leslie Shewring‘s lovely new book – Decorate with Flowers. I have been very inspired by all the sunshine and good weather just lately and that has sent me on a cut flower spree, so this book could not have been released at a better time!Packed full of advice on choosing, combining and arranging flowers in ways that compliment your interior and lifestyle, these colourful happy pages will surely inspire even the regular plant killers amongst us? Don’t worry I used to be one too! With chapters headed – Neons – Coastal – Happy Brights and Neutral Pop – just to name a few, there is something to suit all homes within the pages.As you can see the book arrived just as I was turning our bedroom into a pop up florists! I have gathered bottles jars mugs and all kinds of containers to arrange flowers in over the years, and since we moved to a home with a garden I have been cutting blossom branches, Spring blooms and winter foliage, so new ways to display and showcase these gifts from nature are always welcome. Decorate with Flowers in a great resource for ways of displaying and having fun incorporating flowers into the everyday that you may never have considered – keep reading for all the details for a lovely DIY project from the book.These fun patterned pots have been covered with bright Liberty fabrics, why not try it out for yourself using the method below – if you don’t have Liberty – any patterned fabric will work for this simple but splendid afternoon project. LIBERTY PRINT FLOWER POTS DIY pages 66-67
You will need: terra cotta plant pot and tray, sponge brush, Mod Podge, cotton floral fabric (we used Liberty prints), scissors, white spray paint (optional), glass jars.
Method: 1. If your fabric is thin, you may want to spray paint your pot otherwise the orange might show through. Let it dry thoroughly. Cut your fabric to a size that can easily fit around your pot, leaving at least 10cm above the rim of the pot and enough to cover the bottom. Apply Mod Podge to a small area of the pot and press the fabric down, applying more to the fabric with your sponge brush as you go.
2. Work in small areas, starting at the top rim and working down and around the pot in one direction. Apply Mod Podge to both the pot and the inner side of the fabric. Gently pull the fabric smooth as you go. Work quickly as the Mod Podge dries quite quickly.
3. Once the surface is covered, with fabric, apply Mod Podge beneath the remaining fabric at the top and tuck it inside your pot. Repeat this process on the bottom of your pot, too. Apply Mod Podge all over the outer side of the fabric.
4. Let your pot dry on a piece of plastic and then follow a similar process for the bottom tray. Use little jars to hold the water for your flowers in the pots.
I hope you have had lots of floral fun with me today – Decorate with flowers is officially releases on 21st March – is published by Jacqui Small www.jacquismallpub.com it can be pre-ordered in the UK over here on Amazon. If you are needing some flower inspiration right now - pop on over to the Decorate With Flowers website where you will find more beautiful images, out takes and can meet the authors. x