Succulents are my favorite indoor plants! They come in so many different varieties. Ever since I read this post, I knew I wanted some potted succulents in my house. We are moving into our new home soon, and I figured it was time to make this project happen.
Project: Color Blocked Terra Cotta PotsWhat you’ll need: Potting soil (cactus blend), fine gravel, 3 terra cotta pots and dishes -varying sizes, 3 small succulents (I bought mine at lowe’s), acrylic paint, paint brush and painters tape. Time: 2 hours (most of that is waiting for the paint to dry)
First, I taped off the pots about 1.5 inches from the top. This makes a nice clean line of paint.Next, I mixed my paint colors. I choose two shades of blue and a rusty red. I only have primary colors plus black and white, so I always mix my own paint. I painted the tops of the pots and about 1 inch on the inside. It took two coats to cover evenly. After the last coat, before the paint dried I peeled off the painters tape. Make sure to let it dry all the way before potting the plants. I transplanted the plants into my pots and then covered the dirt with the gravel. This definitely looks prettier but it’s going to be hard to tell when to water them. I did a little research on how to care for succulents and decided I’m going to water them really well once a week. Such an easy project! I just hope I can find a good place to display them in our new home and keep them alive.