Anthropologie never fails to disappoint when we need inspiration. We recently came across these painterly planters and loved their fresh spring vibe. Since we pinned them to our “Must Buy” Pinterest board, they are no longer available (sad face), so we thought we’d try to hack them. We headed to our local fabric store, Britex, to pick up bright watercolor-inspired chiffon fabric. Then with a few coats of Mod Podge, we updated last year’s planters in minutes. See? Spring cleaning can be fun!


Materials + Tools:

— 1/4 yard of chiffon fabric

— dishwasher-safe Mod Podge

ceramic planter box

— scissors

— foam brush



1. Spread out a layer of Mod Podge on the surface of the planter.

2. Press fabric onto the glue-covered surface and then coat with another layer of Mod Podge.

3. Wrap fabric around the sides of the planter and continue with the glue, fabric, glue process.

4. Trim the fabric and glue down the top and bottom edges.


We used dishwasher-safe Mod Podge so the planter could withstand watering or outdoor conditions. Lay a coat onto the planter surface, press fabric onto the Mod Podge and then cover with another thin coat.


Wrap the fabric around all sides of the planter and continue the glue, fabric, glue process. Trim the excess off and then glue down.


Glue the top and bottom edges of the fabric around the planter to polish it off.


We filled these watercolored planters with indoor house plants that live well in low light.


Hit up your local fabric store to find bright watercolor chiffon or lightweight fabrics. You can even try using lightweight summer scarves!


We used two ceramic planters and one plastic planter all bought from Amazon for under $25. Mix and match shapes for a fun layered indoor garden.


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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Brittany Griffin

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