I had some extra succulents and pots laying around so I decided to plant and then paint the potted succulents! I hadn’t done a project in over a week so it was time. As soon as I get an idea to do something, I want to execute right away because when the creative juice start flowing… I have to take advantage. 😉 That creative juice isn’t always there! I looked at a few picture on pinterest and got to work. Thankfully, I had all the supplies at home.
Here is a list of things I used:
- 2 small terra cotta pots
- 1 medium terra cotta pot
- potting soil
- rocks (for the bottom of the pots)
- 3 different varieties of succulents
- white acrylic paint
- foam brush
- black sharpie marker
I planted the succulents first and then painted, but it would probably be easier if you paint, then plant. Live and learn! To plant I simply placed and inch or two of rocks on the bottom of the pot for drainage and filled with soil around the succulent. After they were planted I quickly cleaned the pots with a dry rag and painted them. I tried using tape to make a straight line but because the pots taper in towards the bottom the tape just wasn’t working, so I did it free hand. The lines aren’t perfect, but who needs perfect?!
I had to do 2-3 coats of paint. The acrylic dries pretty quickly though so it didn’t take too long!
My visual little self stopped to take a picture before I was finished. I do things like this all the time and my husband always laughs at me 🙂 . I actually like the look of the all white…with another coat of course!
I decided to use a sharpie to make a pattern on one of them…just to add a unique element. I chose a sharpie simply because it seemed a lot faster than using a little paint brush and black paint! It was easy to work with and went pretty quickly. The design options you could do are endless!
I named the looks of the different pots just for fun, haha.
And here is the final product! I hope this inspires you to paint some pots and have some fun with it! Let your imagination run wild 🙂 Besides being a cute feature in your home, these would be great centerpieces for a party or gifts for a friend!
What do you think of this project, are you going to try it?! I’d love to know.
Read here for another diy succulent project!