Hey there! It’s Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama, and I’m back at PinkWhen this month with an easy way to bring a little bit of green into your home with some succulent pots. Now that Valentine’s Day is over, I’m in the mood to start decorating for spring, and I thought adding a few plants to the room would be a great way to start. But, I definitely don’t have a green thumb, so I chose some easy care succulents. And since I wanted the display to be nice and bright, I found some plain terra cotta pots, and I turned them into a trio of colorful, rustic succulent pots.
Rustic Succulent Pots
I found these ordinary terra cotta pots in the craft store, but they were definitely in need of some color and style!
How to make Succulent Pots
I love the color aqua because it reminds me of the sea and warm weather and everything nice! So, I painted the pots with a rough coat of aqua-colored acrylic paint. Since I wanted them to have a rustic vibe, I used a foam brush and made sure that the terra cotta color was still visible in certain places. Then, I brushed some white paint over the aqua layer — just enough to tone it down a little bit.
I liked the color, but I thought that the pots needed a little something extra. So, I wrapped some twine around the pots and tied the ends with little bows. It’s always fun to add those extra touches, and I think these succulent pots look so cute with the added twine and bows.
Then, I added some potting soil, planted the succulents, and that’s all it took for this little decorating project to be complete!
If you don’t have a green thumb and you REALLY wants these succulent pots to look beautiful forever, consider grabbing some foam, fake succulents, and a little moss to disguise the foam. Then you don’t have to worry about not watering the plants. 🙂
I love how the rustic succulent pots turned out, and the aqua adds a nice pop of color to the room. And If you don’t want to use real plants, you can always buy faux succulents and use those instead.
If you like this tutorial on succulent pots, check out what I created with these plain mason jars.