Make a statement with this bright colour block plant pot tutorial and add a mini succulent oasis to any corner of your home or office desk this summer. Best thing is they don’t require a lot of up keep either so if you forget to water them they’ll still keep for a while. Just don’t leave it for too long of course!
YOU WILL NEED:
Spray paint in a variety of complementary colours.
Terracotta pots (with holes in the bottom) & matching sized saucers.
Masking tape or washi tape.
Medium sized cardboard box.
A variety of baby succulents.
Cactus compost. (perfectly balanced soil for these types of plants)
Clean your terracotta pots with a damp cloth and make sure they dry completely before you start. Then cover a wide area of space with newspaper and place your empty cardboard box on top. Continue by placing one of your terracotta pots inside the box and pick the colour you wish to start with. Take the can of spray paint and have a practice go on the newspaper somewhere so you get a feel for the right pressure to get an even coverage. Then inside your box, spray your terracotta pot and apply one coat all the way around. (The box is there to limit the fine spray from getting everywhere indirectly). Insert a pencil into the drainage hole and gently lift the pot out of the box and set aside on the newspaper to dry. (continue with the rest). Allow each coat to dry thoroughly (this could be 2/3 hours) before adding another coat. Apply around 2/3 coats in total.
Warning: Please be aware of the dangers of using and inhaling solvents like spray paint. Be wise and only use in a well ventilated area.
Once your colour block pots and saucers are a 100% dry you can begin planting your baby succulents into their sparkling new little homes.
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous. Why not create your own geometric shape inspired succulent plant pots. For this you will need to use your masking tape/washi tape to draw the line or shape you desire and then seal off the area you do not want to be affected by the spray paint with some paper and seal each side edge with another layer of washi tape on top to hold the paper in place. Apply spray paint to the uncovered part. Please make sure you allow each layer of paint to thoroughly, thoroughly dry before applying another coat and remove your tape very carefully. If necessary use a paint brush for any additional touch-ups afterwards.
Hope you all enjoyed this tutorial and I am looking forward to having many more up on the blog soon.
I would love to see your creations too, so please leave me a link to your instagram images in the comments. Thanks for stopping by!