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Back to School 2018 - DIY Painted Plant Pots

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Ideas for DIY Painted Plant Pots


A new school year is quickly approaching. It's time you think about returning to your good old dorm room and decorate to make it feel like home for the next school year. One super quick tip to spruce up any dorm room is to add a pot of beautiful succulents on your desk or windowsill. Succulents are really low-maintenance and require minimal watering. You can concentrate on studying/partying and neglect your succulents for a long time because they have the ability to thrive in poor soil quality. 

For those of you who are on a budget or would like to take on a challenge of a DIY project, you can purchase a plain clay pot or concrete pot for your succulents at any home goods stores and decorate it yourself. The most simple way to transform any plant pot is to paint it and give it some cool colors. This blog post will give you some inspiration to bring life to your succulent pots.

DIY Cute Painted Clay Pots

Paint Clay Pot DIY

You will need:

  • Clay pot
  • Acrylic craft paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • A marker

Painted Clay Pot Tutorial

Step 1: Apply the first coat of 
acrylic paint of your chosen color on the clay pot.

How to paint Clay Pot

Step 2: Apply additional coats until the desired color depth is achieved. Remember to let the paint dry between coats.

Painted Succulent Pot

Step 3: Use the marker to add the final decorative details to the clay pot.

Cute Plant Pot DIY

And you're done! Piece of cake.

Painted Succulent Clay Pot DIY Tutorial

DIY Geometric Painted Concrete Pots

Metallic Geometric Painted Succulent Concrete Pot DIY

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You will need:

  • Concrete pot
  • Metallic gold nail polish
  • Brushes
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Metallic Geometric Painted Plant Concrete Pot DIY

Step 1: Use the masking tape to create geometric shapes on the concrete pot.

Metallic Geometric Painted Succulent Concrete Pot DIY

Metallic Geometric Painted Concrete Pot DIY

Step 2: Paint the exposed area with a couple coats of the metallic gold nail polish. Let the nail polish dry between coats.

Metallic Painted Succulent Concrete Pot DIY Tutorial  

Metallic Geometric Painted Concrete Pot DIY

Step 3: Peel off the tape and tadaa! You just created your own sophisticated metallic pot for your succulent.

Metallic Geometric Painted Concrete Pot

We hope this simple tutorial gave you an idea on how to paint a plain pot to make it look more fun and cute for your dorm room. Best of luck at school and don't forget to keep an eye out for your succulent friends every now and then.

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