DIY – Peter Pan Collar Pots. Make these preppy pot decorations in an afternoon. Slightly ridiculous, but fun! I’ve also made them so they’re interchangeable, so you can mix and match and play dress up with your plant pots. Here’s how…
You will need:
- Scrap Fabric. Raid your cupboard for ill-fitting clothes, or find at Op shops.
- Plant Pot. Any kind, any colour.
- Felt. I used the stiffened, but thin type.
- Glue. As long as it glues fabric. I used E6000.
- Glass or Cup. In proportion to the pot to make your ‘collars’.
- Pen. To mark out your semicircle on the felt.
- Scissors. Any as long as they’re sharp!
You will also need (not pictured until later):
- Sticky Velcro Dots. I used 16mm size.
How to :
- Use your cup as a template to mark out some collar shapes on the felt.
- Cut a pair (or more) of these with your scissors.
- Position (but don’t glue yet) the felt on the fabric. Cut around leaving a 1cm gap.
- Ensure fabric is the right side showing, then glue the bottom into position.
- Cut your fabric along the curves every so often – this helps with a neat curve later.
- Glue down these segments individually.
- At the corner, if the fabric is thick, simply snip a little away before glueing.
- You could leave as is, with the felt or glue fabric to neaten the reverse also.
- Get your Velcro dots and notice the difference with the hook and loops.
- Stick two dots on each collar near the edge. I used the fluffy (loop) side on the collar.
- Position the hook side on the dot (upside down) on each dot already stuck down.
- NOW stick to your pot.
- Doing it this way helps the dots to line up correctly = less frustration!
Repeat for the other side of the collar and that’s it. If you want to mix and match your collars on different pots, just ensure the Velcro dots line up on each collar and each pot.
Points to Note:
- The Velcro dots do stick out a tiny bit, so you could permanently glue the collars to the pot if that bothers you (but you won’t be able to play pot dress-ups).
- I also think the houndstooth collars I made in the background are a little big – the circle needs to be ‘shallower’, so I’ll fix them later.
- The plant in the main picture is a Spider Plant Chlorophytum comosum ‘Vittatum’.
- ‘Vittatum’ has green leaves with a white central stripe and
- ‘Variegatum’ is the opposite with a green central stripe and white edges!
- It was rescued recently from a roadside stall for $2.50