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How To Make Pebble Art With Fabric Scraps

How to make scrap fabric pebbles - Free craft tutorial. Perfect for paperweights, decorating plant pots or just for entertaining toddlers!

I decided to have a bit of fun with my fabric scraps by using them to brighten up the garden and make the patio area more fun for my toddlers. This is a really quick and easy project to do. I made plant pot pebble animals, but I think a bit of left over Christmas fabric on pebbles put around the base of a poinsettia would make a fantastic little Christmas present.

What you will need:

Scraps of cotton fabric

White pva glue / modge podge

Acrylic paint

Clear sealant (I used one by plastikote)

How To Make It:

I started off by painting my pebbles white. This isn't essential but it does mean that your colours will show up more vividly on top, which is especially so if you are using light coloured fabrics.

How to use scrap fabrics to make pebble art. Perfect for decorating plant pots and entertaining toddlers. Full DIY craft tutorial

Next, I cut out mainly animals from scrap fabrics to fit the size of the pebbles. It's much easier to get a smooth finish if your fabric is small. I left about 1/2cm around the outside of the animal for blending the paint into. Other patterns would work really well too - Christmas fabrics around a poinsettia, or bright zigzags and stripes put in with a mothers day potted pansy etc etc!

How to use scrap fabrics to make pebble art. Perfect for decorating plant pots and entertaining toddlers. Full DIY craft tutorial

Glue the fabric to the stone with plenty of white glue. Make sure the glue is spread out evenly underneath the fabric or you may end up with lumps and bumps showing up once they have dried. It really doesn't matter if your glue has seeped through the fabric....in fact, it'll probably stick better if it does.

How to use scrap fabrics to make pebble art. Perfect for decorating plant pots and entertaining toddlers. Full DIY craft tutorial

Paint the rest of the stone with a complimentary acrylic colour paint, blending it over the edges of the fabric. I didn't bother painting the bottom as this won't be visible when they are sitting in a plant pot.

How to use scrap fabrics to make pebble art. Perfect for decorating plant pots and entertaining toddlers. Full DIY craft tutorial

When the paint dried, I gave it a quick spray with clear sealant then they were good to go.

How to use scrap fabrics to make pebble art. Perfect for decorating plant pots and entertaining toddlers. Full DIY craft tutorial

I added my pebble art to the plant pots in the garden then let my toddlers free on them!

How to use scrap fabrics to make pebble art. Perfect for decorating plant pots and entertaining toddlers. Full DIY craft tutorial
How to use scrap fabrics to make pebble art. Perfect for decorating plant pots and entertaining toddlers. Full DIY craft tutorial

Have you had a go making a fabric pebbles? What fabric patterns do you think would be most fun to go around plant pots? I'd love to hear your ideas and inspirations.

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