Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dipped Succulent Planters | A weekend afternoon DIY project

 Almost every night and weekend we spend at our home renovating the kitchen. You know, you know.  It's all I talk about.  Well, I'm excited to see I finally took the time to do a fun - NOT #PBJreno project that I'll be able to use as decoration once our space is finally done.
How cute are these planters?  They're super easy too: Step by Step below. 

Supplies List:
  • ScotchBlue Painter's Tape for Multi-Surface with Advanced Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector
  • Potting Soil (for Cactus, Palm and Citrus is a great option)
  • Small Glass Containers
  • Spray Paint - your choice of color
  • Succulents/Flowers of choice
  • River Rocks
Step 1: I picked up my glass containers from my local GoodWill for about $1 each. You can use any small containers you have on hand even. I gave them a quick wash before being ready to tape them. 
Step 2: Using ScotchBlue Painter's Tape for Multi-Surface with Advanced Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector I taped off the tops of the containers that I wanted to protect from the paint. I did different amounts of tape coverage and application styles on each container to give the collection some variety. For the “dipped” effect, simply tape the top section of the glass, leaving the bottom section paintable.

Step 3: In a well ventilated area, or outside, simply spray paint the containers. It’s best to do light even sprays across the glass so you don’t get any drips. Allow proper drying time in between the coats (check the can as it can vary on the brand).

Even though the spray paint I choose was able to be used on almost any surface including glass, I took the time for a little extra preparation and did primer too. After an hour of drying time I then did my color of choice spray paint. I did a variety of copper, gold, black and white colors for the containers.

Step 4: Once the paint has dried remove the tape. You can use an x-acto knife to gently score the tape line if necessary.

Step 5: Now it’s time to get messy and fill up your containers with your cute plants! I selected a potting soil that was made specifically for succulents and cactus type plants. I also picked up a bag of River Rock for the toping of some of the containers. Simply put a small amount of potting soil in each container, insert your succulent/plant and then top with river rocks.
Step 6: Display and enjoy your new collection of adorable and one of a kind planters!

We all love Pinterest and blogs right? Why? Because they give you inspiration to be aspirational.  They push you to achieve the DIY projects you SEE everywhere and help you fill in the blanks of the how-to's.  It's why I blog, so once I complete a project I can share it with all of YOU so you can all do it.
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  1. These turned out great! I love how you left part of the glass clear... nice touch! Huge fan of succulents too! :)

    -Lindze @

    1. Thanks Lindze!!! I wish I could say they're easy to care for, but I manage to kill ANYTHING green haha!



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