Plants, cacti and succulents everywhere! Yes, if you know me, you know that I kind of have an obsession with having plants in my interior. It started with cacti but now I just buy whatever plants I like. Last year I did a DIY with different type of mason jars that also contained some little cacti. Since I created that DIY, I’ve been wanting to do another one. I had been seeing tons of cute plant pots on Pinterest and in concept stores and a new DIY idea popped into my head! In this DIY post I give some tips on how to paint your plant pots and I am going to show you some cute designs. Let’s get started with this DIY ?
What you’ll need is: paint (colors of your choice), paint brushes (different sizes), plant pots, whatever time of plants you want to put in the post and soil to fill the pots with. Of course I would also recommend putting a plastic bag on the table, just so you can’t spill any. If you know you’re messy, wear an old shirt and put your hair in a pony tail.
Since you want to be painting your plant pots, I would recommend getting the terracotta type plant pots. These are the easiest to use when you’re painting them and they sell them in so many different sizes. I got my plant pots from Dille & Kamille with a Ø of 6, 10 and 13. The Ø 13 ones ended up being way too big so I decided not to use those since I wasn’t going to put them in my room anyway. These are a nice size to use when you have a little more space and want to have bigger plants in your interior.
Before I started this DIY, I searched for some inspiration. If you know me, this is what I do before every DIY because, especially on Pinterest, you can find lots of photos of what other people created. On my Do It Yourself board on Pinterest, I have saved a couple of painted plant pots that I used during this DIY. Maybe you’ll be inspired as well when you are looking through these photos.
Now it’s time to start painting! Grab all of your plant pots, different colors of paint and paint brushes, and put something on top of your table just to make sure that when you splash any paint, it would stain the table. The first thing you have to do is to paint your plant pots in a base color. I went for fairly light grey, white and I also painted one black to see what it would turn out like.
Since I ended up painting quite a lot of plant pots, the first ones were already dry when I finished the last one. If you are only painting a couple, make sure you let them dry complete before adding a pattern or design to it. Also, make sure you’ve painted the plant pots completely opaque. If you see any ugly spots, wait until it’s dry and then go over it one more time. When you’re happy with the base of the plant pots, it’s time to add your design. I went for a couple of different designs, like this minimalistic white one and also like this color blocked one. These were a couple of images I used as an inspiration to what I wanted to create. Just create anything you like, what fits into your interior or what you would like to gift to a friend, since this is a pretty cute gift.
When your plant pots are completely dry, it’s time to add the soil and plants to it. If you are using cacti, make sure you don’t get pricked because it hurts. I would recommend using a piece of cardboard when you are planting the cacti. And then you’ve actually finished creating this DIY! You can see the end result of my plant pots in the photos above. I am pretty pleased with them and will be giving some of these away as a surprise gift to my friends. Are you planning on doing this DIY? What do you think of my creations?