Springy Pots

We should be moving closer to spring, but so far in February we have had the coldest weather this year. The other day it got down to -34 degrees (with the wind chill) and it was freezing, well actually 68 degrees below freezing to be exact. It’s too cold to snow, so it’s just cold and dead and brown outside. I needed some springtime hope, so it took the form of store bought hyacinths. I had recently seen a great idea in Lotta Jansdotter’s Handmade Living. She made little fabric sleeves to cover the little plastic pots her plants came in. Since I was in no way going to bother going to the shed to dig out pots in this weather, I really liked the idea of using some fabric scraps to make some cute covers to brighten my windowsill up. They were very easy to make, I just measured the height and circumference of the pot added a little bit extra for seam allowances and grabbed some thin elastic. I didn’t even bother to make casings, I just took a length of elastic about 2/3 of the length of the fabric and stretched it out to the full length while I sewed it on. I did this on both long sides and then sewed the short ends together. Voila, two cute little pot covers in less than 10 minutes. So I hope wherever you are, whether you are covered in snow or just freezing temperatures or even baking in the hot summer sun, I hope you get a little relief with the weather and are able to enjoy some springiness of your own.

gardening, gifts, green, home, sewing • Friday, February 4th, 2011 • 5 Comments »
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5 Responses to “Springy Pots”

  1. vanessa says:

    Wow, what a fantastic idea! Even I might be able to do that with my limited sewing skills! ha ha!

    Have a super weekend!

    Vanessa x

  2. kendra says:

    take spring wherever you can! er, pot!

  3. kristina says:

    Those are very springy indeed. What a super idea. And I think the top one would make a great Valentines pressie, too! K x

  4. Mousy Brown says:

    Bet the smell is gorgeous too! 😀

  5. Halldora says:

    Great idea…. 🙂
    The red one is supercute!
    Halldóra (popped in from attic24)

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