How To Make Recycled Flower Pot Buddies

How To Make Recycled Flower Pot Buddies

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Plaid
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Additional Information



  • FolkArt® Multi Surface Paint: Wicker White, Fresh Cut Grass, Citrus Green, Daffodil Yellow, Cayman Blue, Apple Red, Licorice
  • Terra Cotta Pots sized 5", 4", 3"
  • Fabric-Quarters Cotton: Coral, Lime, Lt Yellow
  • Paintbrushes, 1" flat, 1/4" flat, liner brush
  • 3 pcs of Styrofoam®
  • Brown felt
  • Green jersey fabric
  • Embroidery floss & needle
  • Stuffing
  • 3 craft sticks
  • 3 small buttons
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels


    Flower pots
  1. Paint a flower pot in each of the three colors – Fresh Cut Grass, Apple Red and Cayman Blue. Allow to dry.
  2. Draw simple circle eyes on the fronts of each pot. Paint Wicker White. Paint a smile in a contrasting color. Allow to dry.
  3. Arrange your pots and draw the half-moon pupils in different directions on each pot’s white painted circles. Paint in pupils with Licorice. Allow to dry.
  4. Glue a button nose on each pot.
  5. Cut the Styrofoam® to fit in the bottom of each pot. Glue in place. Cut a round piece of brown felt for the “dirt”, cut a 1" slit in the center and then glue in place.
  6. To make grass: cut (10) 12"L x 1"W strips of jersey (t-shirt fabric). Pull fabric lengthwise to curl on itself. Cut into 3" pieces. Place craft stick at center of piece and poke into Styrofoam®. Repeat until “grass” fills the pot.

  1. Cut (2) 4" square pieces of Lavender fabric, (2) 4" x 9" pieces of Lime fabric, and (2) 4" x 7" pieces of Coral fabric.
  2. Tape a 1/2" in on one of the 4" square pieces, one of the 4" x 9" pieces and one of the 4" x 7" pieces to a protected surface. Draw a simple plant shape on each piece of fabric. Fill the fabric space.
  3. Paint the drawing in with your acrylic paints. After the pieces are painted, remove from the surface and hang in to dry.
  4. Remove the tape and lay the similar color fabric pieces together. Stitch a simple running stitch all the way around the painted edge of each plant. Leave the bottom open.
  5. Stuff the plant with stuffing and insert a wooden craft stick with 1-1/2" sticking out of the bottom.
  6. Stitch or glue the bottom closed. Trim off the excess fabric.
  7. Push each prepared plant into the Styrofoam® base of choice.