Photo Planters


  • Terra cotta pot
  • Iron-on computer paper
  • Photograph
  • Canvas or scraps of material, choose light colored and tightly woven fabrics for easy photo transfer
  • Stamp and stamp pad
  • Spray adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Copy machine


  1. Use a photocopy machine to copy the image to iron-on paper.

  2. Place the image facedown onto the fabric and iron the transfer onto the cloth. Most transfer papers need at least two minutes of applied heat in order to work, but read the directions for your specific paper to be sure. After the paper has been ironed, let the fabric cool for two minutes before peeling off the paper.

  3. Use this letter stamp to make an initial or name on a separate piece of fabric.

  4. Cut the image out with a scissors and apply spray adhesive to the back, and then simply stick the photo onto the pot.


  • Tip: You may also want to reverse the image because the photo will be reversed in the transfer.
  • Tip: If you don't have a photocopy machine, you can usually find one at your local library or post office. Be sure you follow the directions carefully and photocopy the image onto the correct side of the paper.