Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fabulous Fabric Plants!

I have a black thumb....You wouldn't know it by my yard because everything just grows in California.  Whenever I intentionally plant something, it dies.  My mom, however, can grow an avocado tree from a seed.  For this reason, I've decided to make all of my plants out of fabric.  This way they're green all year long and I don't have to remember to water them. 
Paint them in any color to match your decor!
 They do very well outside, too!
They won't leak on your books!
Watch the short video tutorial here!
White cotton fabric
18 gage wire
Decorative pot
Styrofoam block
Wire cutters 
 Cut several different sizes of long triangles that are 3'' at the base
Press them in half
Add E-6000 Stitchless to the inner edge and press closed
*Make sure not to close the base of the triangle
You will need about 30 triangles depending on the size of the plant you want
Paint the center of each leaf on both sides with the color of your choice
*I used Turf Green and lightened it with white
Paint the edges in another color
*I used Chick
Cut wire pieces 3" longer than each leaf and insert into the leaves
Shape the Styrofoam block to the size of your pot
Add the leaves to the block and create your plant

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