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When spray paint comes into my plans I know it’s going to be a good day. And this just so happened to be the case when I was looking at a few of my succulent planters and was feeling a bit tired of their pretty blah terracotta pots. Then it struck me that with a little spray paint and a paint pen, these planters could have a whole new lease on life. And so the DIY painted succulent planters have been the latest naptime creation. And I kind of love them.
See what I mean? Blah…
All you’ll need for this project is:
- Spray paint color of your choice
- Paint pen
- Terracotta pot
- Aquarium rocks (optional)
I started by gently removing the succulents so to avoid any trauma to the root system. Thankfully succulents are such hardy plants that I was able to just lay the plants and soil on a plate during the project and they were fine.
A quick coat of spray paint later and my pots already looked brand new. Once the paint was completely dry, (aka no longer tacky to touch) I decided to take it a step further just for fun and try my hand at painting some simple words on the pots. I had seen it done for labeling herbs and vegetables, but since I wasn’t labeling my succulents I just decided to go with simple gardening words like “grow” and “thrive”. If you use a white pen like I did, I suggest going back over your word at least once to make sure it really shows up well.
After the words were dry I was able to place the succulents and their soil back in the pots, I realized pretty quickly that the succulents looked kind of lost against the vibrancy of the pretty new pots. So to help make them stand out again I added a small layer of white aquarium rocks over the soil. The white breaks up the blue and green and really allows both colors to stand out together.
So simple and really took no time at all to make. And if you’re like me, and are a sucker for any project that can be done during naptime, I promise this project definitely fits that bill.
I just love when tired items around the house can have new life breathed into them with minimal effort. Seriously, every time I look at them I just keep thinking more loving thoughts towards the power of spray paint. Where in the world would I be without it? It’s too depressing to even consider. 😉
DIY Painted Succulent Planters
- Gently remove succulents and soil from pots and set aside
- Paint pots with spray paint
- Allow to dry till no longer sticky to touch
- Decorate with paint pen
- Allow paint pen decorations to dry till it is dry to touch
- Replace soil and succulents to pots
- Optional: add a layer of aquarium rocks to succulents just above the soil
What are your favorite ways to makeover pieces around your house?