DIY's & Crafts Upcycles

Repurposed Flower Pot Using Napkins

Turning old items you already have into something new is a fun way to save money on “new” decor! And there’s nothing better than a repurposed flower pot to give your outdoor decor a fresh new look.

repurposed flower pot

A few years ago, I bought a flower pot at Walmart to use in an outdoor project. My plan was to use the pot as a lamp for the little table on my back porch.

I put rocks in the pot and added a solar light and that was it. It turned out really cute and I loved the way it lit up at night.

solar light flower pot

However, after a few years the pot became stained and gross and the solar light no longer works. I’m sure I can replace the battery and it’ll be fine, but I also need a new place to put it since the porch is shaded now.

So, I decided to give the old dingy flower pot a new and updated look. And now I love my new repurposed flower pot!

Repurposed flower pot DIY with napkins

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What you need:

materials needed for repurposed flower pot

What you do:

Step 1

The first thing you want to do is clean your flower pot the best you can. I gave mine a good scrubbing, but no matter what the stains would still not come off.

cleaned flower pot

Step 2

After your flower pot is all clean and completely dry, tape off the top and bottom sections. You can skip this part if you want your repurposed flower pot to be all one color.

Spray paint the middle part of the flower pot and sit aside to dry. Make sure it dries completely, then remove the tape.

Step 3

Next, cover the middle part of the flower pot with tape so you can paint the top and the bottom. Spray paint the two parts and let dry completely. After the paint is completely dry, remove the tape.

Make sure to paint the inside, too. You don’t have to paint the entire inside, but at least paint around the top.

Step 4

Now comes the fun part! Grab your Mod Podge, napkins, sponge brush, and a paper plate. (I like to pour my Mod Podge out on a paper plate to make it easier to put on the brush.) I love working with this stuff because it’s so easy and can be used for so many projects.

The first thing you want to do is cut your napkins to the size of the middle of your flower pot. Then, put a generous amount of Mod Podge on the flower pot and place the napkin on top; smooth out any wrinkles and bubbles.

Keep in mind that the napkins are straight and the flower pot is round. It’s better to cut the napkins into smaller pieces rather than try to wrap the whole thing around the flower pot.

Use Mod Podge to put the napkin on the flower pot

Do this all the way around the flower pot and let dry completely.

After the Mod Podge is completely dry, add another generous layer all over the entire middle section where the napkins are.

Step 5

After your repurposed flower pot is completely dry, you can add a plant, or decorate it anyway you wish. For mine, I chose to add rocks and candles for a more romantic look.

I didn’t want to fill the entire flower pot with rocks because I didn’t have enough. Instead, I placed a Tupperware bowl inside the flower pot, then poured the rocks on top.

Next, I placed candles on top of the rocks.

add candles to the repurposed flower pot

My repurposed flower pot looks so pretty on my back porch! I’m so happy with how it turned out.

repurposed flower pot

It even looks cute beside my tractor planter!

tractor planter

Do you like to repurpose old items you already have around the house? Or are you more of “a toss it and buy new type of person”?


Looking for more upcycling projects? Check out these:
Farmhouse Footstool
Shabby Chic Lamp
Farmhouse Mason Jar Vase
Mailbox Planter
Farmhouse Candle Holders
Reclaimed Wood American Flag


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Repurposed Flower Pot

Michelle

Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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54 Comments

  1. Always very creative! I love the printing from the napkins 😉 Simply perfect 👌

    1. Thank you so much! I thought they were so pretty so I had to have them. 🙂

  2. Cute! I like it!

    1. Thank you so much!

      1. You’re welcome 😊

  3. Ohhh I love it Michelle, that really looks so pretty, love the candles in it, perfect for the outdoors. xoxo

    1. Thank you so much! I thought about using citronella candles to keep the bugs away, but I didn’t have any left. Oh, well. 🙂

  4. Very clever – great idea!

    1. Thank you so much!

  5. Great post! Many years ago I would sponge paint the outdoor pots. But nothing as creative as yours! ♥️

    1. Thank you so much! I love sponge painting, too. The end result is so pretty! 🙂

      1. You’re welcome! It was fun!

  6. Nice re-purposing!

    1. Thank you so much!

  7. I’m a sucker for black & white designs so I LOVE that pot! An excellent idea for repurposing and generally revamping our garden or indoor flowers. I never would have thought to use a napkin/tea towel. I have an amazing Alice in Wonderland one that I don’t want to use because it’s too nice, but it would be perfect as decor on a plant pot! x

    1. Thank you so much! The Alice in Wonderland napkin would be perfect for this project! You should try it! 🙂

  8. WOW that looks amazing. You couldn’t find a more prettier pot than yours. Love it Michelle.

    1. Thank you so much!!

  9. You are so creative! Love this.

    1. Thank you!!! 🙂

  10. I love black and white decor!! It’s such a classic look! Great transformation, Michelle!!! And I love that you added the candles!! Perfect for indoor or outdoors!!

    1. Thank you so much! I love black and white decor, too. It’s so easy to add in with other colors. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much!!

      1. My pleasure! Have a lovely weekend Michelle! 🍃🌺🍃

  11. The flower pot is so cute. I need to get busy and do several pots!

    1. Thank you so much! I’d love to see yours, too! 🙂

  12. Beautiful ❤️

    1. Thank you so much!

  13. I don’t know how you do it, Michelle. You just keep outdoing yourself, over & over again! I honestly shake my head at how much creative talent you have. Absolutely brilliant! I never in a million years would have thought this up!

    By the way, I LOVE your tractor planter and the coleus that’s inside it. Beautiful combination. And I agree, it looks awesome with the upcycled flower pot too!

    After seeing you create something so beautiful from a flower pot that had obviously seen better days, I’m inspired to go grab our oldies but goodies. I am seeing them in a whole new way. 😉 You’re amazing.

    The black and white is classic. It’s definitely a romantic piece that will make sitting out on the back deck a really relaxing space. LOVE it!

    1. Awww, thank you so much for your kind words! They mean so much to me!
      My husband bought me the tractor planter and plant for Mother’s Day. I told him no gifts since we’re renovating, but he just had to surprise me anyway. 😀
      I hope you get to give your old pots a new makeover! I’d love to see what you do with them!

  14. That is extremely cool and something I never would have thought of. You come up with the neatest ideas!

    1. Thank you so much! I’ve been getting really bored staying at home. I’ve been searching my basement for little projects to do. haha!

      1. It is very boring. I’m wracking my brain for ideas to get my kids out somewhere today

  15. I love this idea, decoupage is such a neat way of repurposing items and making them pretty and expensive-looking.

    1. Thank you so much!!

  16. Cool. You never seem to run out of clever ideas.

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

  17. This is so beautiful. I love your outlook to things. ❤

    1. Thank you so much!!

  18. You did well on this, I am a big fan of black and white french country look!

    1. Thank yous so much! I love that look, too. 🙂

  19. This pot looks great!

    1. Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much!

  20. Neat idea, Michelle!

    1. Thank you!

  21. Oh I love the way this one turned out! Love the pattern!

    1. Thank you so much!

  22. Oh my goodness Michelle!!! I LOVE IT! I would love to try this sometime. It’s so cute!

    1. Thank you!! It’s very easy to do. You should give it a try! 🙂

  23. Timelesslady says:

    Great idea! I’m always coming across gorgeous paper napkins. I have loads of old pots too. I’ll have to give it a try.

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