Make your own gold dipped succulent pot

I have recently embraced the succulent life and am pleased to report I am actually keeping these little plants alive. As someone who can kill even mint (which is apparently very hard to do for everyone except myself), I am very proud of my little plant babies.

I wanted to share this joy with my Mom,  so I bought some plants from Will, Oliver and I, and got to work painting my $2 terracotta pots to make them look like $20 pots.042915-SGS_1054

Originally, I figured I would just use painter’s tape to create a straight line for painting, but that idea soon went out the window, as I realized it wouldn’t work well with the curved edge of the pot. Instead, I used a rubber band to create a straight, even line.

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I painted 3-4 coats, allowing the paint to dry each time in between.

20150509_124733I am so very pleased to say that they turned out brilliantly! Once completely dry, I peeled off the elastic band and potted the plants in each. It really made these cheap pots look trendy and chic – totally something that I was proud to give to my mom.20150509_141750Unfortunately my mom popped over right after I had finished potting them and in all the commotion, I forgot to take nicer photos of the finished product. I promise I will get these soon, but in the meantime, here are my own succulents that are thriving!

succulentsA tip for readers:

The worst thing you can do for your succulents is to over-water them. Best practice is to stick your finger in the soil and only water if it’s dry. If you still feel moisture, leave it for another day or two before you water again.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Anita says:

    You’re not alone, I’ve killed mint as well 🙂 my current mint is lanky with little leaves, as opposed to bushy with big leaves like the ones in supermarkets!

    Lovely succulents, they’re on my list of plants to grow (and keep alive)! 🙂


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