It’s like a thrilling news headline: Dollar store pot gets woven makeover. This makeover is newsworthy because it’s really cool! I came up with this fun little upcycle project after seeing some high end woven pots that were way out of my budget – I knew I could DIY them in an affordable way! I also wanted to share this as a creative gift for Mother’s Day, I know I would LOVE to get this from my little people. Thanks to Rust-Oleum for sponsoring this project and partnering with me to create beauty with their Stone Texture Spray.
In case you didn’t know I have become somewhat of a green thumb (because of this simple trick!) and what I lack in knowledge I make up for in effort! I LOVE spreading fresh greens around my house, it really creates a cozy atmosphere that I adore. Of course having awesome pottery to put my plants in is also a crucial element of the cozy home game. I knew I had to have some sweater textured pots stat after I saw some in a catalog (that I couldn’t afford). So I did what I do and went to the dollar store and put my creative brain to work.
I grabbed some plastic pots from the Dollar Tree and then hit the local thrift shop for an old sweater. Make sure you use a sweater with a great pattern in it, one that is raised, woven and stands out. Also a lighter color would be ideal but not necessary. You might even have something in your closet you could use. So far I am $4 in on this pot makeover!
The next secret weapon I grabbed was Rust-Oleum Stone Texture Spray in Gray from their Imagine line. Please don’t be alarmed when you see me turning everything to stone. This stuff is amazing at totally transforming things! You can grab this paint at JOANN, or order online by using this link for ease.
To turn my plastic dollar store pot to woven stone was pretty simple. Here’s the step by step how-to for this cozy makeover:
Plastic Pot To Woven Stone Tutorial
- Grab a plastic pot, old sweater, Rust-Oleum Stone Texture Spray (I used gray but there are multiple colors available), Solid base color pray paint, some Mod Podge and a few clothspins.
- Cut your sweater to fit the plastic pot (you could do this on a terra cotta pot as well). I used the trim of the sweater along the bottom of my pot for a finished look. Make sure you cut it to fit the widest part of your pot.
- Get the sweater piece covered in Mod Podge. This helps the sweater get stiff and less porous so it doesn’t absorb the spray paint as much.
- The Mod Podge will stick to the pot, but I think you could use a glue gun and glue the sweater to the pot as well. I used clothespins to hold the sweater in place while the Mod Podge dried completely overnight. I folded the sweater over the edge of the pot, but you could cut it flush if desired.
- Spray the entire sweater with a solid cover base spray for the best coverage. Just use a basic color that blends with the stone spray color you select. Allow to dry, you might want two coats.
- Shake the Rust-Oleum Stone Texture Spray well and do a light coat to get started. Don’t try and get full coverage. Allow to dry.
- Go back and layer on a few coats of the stone spray, I used multiple coats and spot touch ups to get my stone finish just right. It helps to shake well before and during use when using this stone texture spray paint.
- Once dry you can plant away in your new sweater textured pot. Wouldn’t this make a lovely gift for your mom – or any other lady who loves a cozy home?
- I would only recommend indoor use for this pot, I’m not sure it would hold up well in direct weather. It might be ok in a covered porch setting. You’ll have to let me know if you try it.
I have so much fun trying new products and makeover projects, once you find great products it opens up a world of creativity. You really can’t loose experimenting on a dollar store pot or using clothes you might just throw away or donate otherwise.
Home decor can almost always be done inexpensively and the joy that comes with creating is just the icing on the cake! Hope this little DIY inspires you today friend.
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