Tuesday, July 24, 2012

DIY Color Blocked Painted Succulent Pots

This is a great summer project to add some more greenery to your home or porch.  I'm a sucker for succulents but you can use any plant you'd like.


First, you'll need a terra cotta pot.  You'll also need some acrylic paint and/or spray paint, and some paint brushes.  Make sure you grab some newspaper and go outside if you decide to use spray paint.  I just free handed the color blocks but you can use masking tape if you want straighter lines.  There are so many ways you can paint your pot (stripes, polka dots, chevron, etc.).  


After your pot is painted, wait until it is completely dry.  Add soil to your pot, plant your succulent (or whatever plant you choose), add some water, then put it in a place where it will get enough sunlight.  It's amazing what a little greenery can do to a room.  Now go have fun painting your own terra cotta pot!  I'd love to see what creative things you come up with.


Happy planting!

-Christal from MUSTARD ME YELLOW

22 comments:

Cindy deRosier said...

I love the pastels. Very pretty!

Jennifer J. said...

Neat, simple project.

jengd said...

VERY cute! LOVE the metallic paint with the pastels- great contrast!

Nathalie said...

These are absolutely lovely! Love the colors you picked!

Laurie T said...

These are really pretty!

wahine12 said...

love the patel blue and gold! it's different!

Beth said...

They would cheer up any windowsill!

KellyG said...

So cool, great idea!

Julia said...

Fabulous idea for painted pots! I think I might try this on a larger scale!!

Kimberly said...

cute idea :)

Bethany Becker said...

What an awesome project! The colors are great!

brenlubrant said...

Thanks for today's tip. I am a huge gardener and I will try this technique on some of my clay pots.

Lucy said...

You can't go wrong with dressing up terra cotta pots. I will do this with come of my own plants, but what a great idea for a teacher's or hostess gift that's out of the norm. Thanks for sharing your great project.

Shana said...

Pretty pots! I also love succulents.

Gina said...

I also love the pastel color contrast with the terra cotta. Great idea!

connie said...

these are really cute!

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

These are the cutest things! They would make great gifts!

alisa logue said...

Great work Christal! Love the colors and versatility of Destert Springs collection! -Alisa

JPScraps said...

Love the pots!

Ange said...

Love the color on the terra cotta, very cute!

Samantha T. said...

Love these, they'd be a great gift for my sister.

Aimee Kidd said...

So pretty!! I love your idea!

 

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