Protecting Furniture from Potted Plants

July 21, 2005

Potted PlantTips for protecting furniture that has house plants on it. Post your ideas.



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July 21, 20050 found this helpful

To protect your furniture from moisture from a potted plant, wrap a magazine in colored foil and use this as a mat for your plant.

By April Womanheart


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July 21, 20051 found this helpful

I use free-giveaway promotional mousepads as pads between my plants and furniture. They are waterproof, and can be cut to shape of the pot. I flip them over so that the advertising side is down.

By Robin S.

July 21, 20050 found this helpful

I use the flat plastic lids from coffee cans or iced tea mix canisters & other similar lids as "coasters" under potted plants. Just have to be careful to not over water & over flow the lids!

By kz (Guest Post)
September 4, 20080 found this helpful

Smaller plants I water at sink so they are saturated and I don't over water. I put the plant pot down inside a decorated or colorful pot to catch any drips.


Also at the end of the summer, I purchased the plastic picnic plates or bowls to go under larger pots. I use clear.

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October 14, 20080 found this helpful

I use inverted (old) burner covers under the clay saucers. They look decent and will catch any overflow. If you're worried about your furniture getting scratched underneath those, just fold a paper towel or use one of those rubbery squares for opening jars under that.

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