I might not be a gardening expert, but I do know how to make things look pretty!
I really love these pots because they’re super easy, plus I love anything that involves gold spray paint. I’ve put succulents in my pots, because they’re easy to look after and they’re also Mum’s favourite, but you can use any plants you like.
You will need:
A pencil, circle cutter or compass, ruler, masking tape, butcher’s paper, cardboard to make a template, cutting mat, paint brushes, paint tray, different coloured paints, gold spray paint, white primer paint (like gesso), waterproofing sealant, cactus and plants
Step 1. Getting started
Prep your pots by painting a waterproofing sealant on the inside of the pot to make sure water doesn’t seep through when watering your plants.
Then paint a base coat of white primer (or gesso) so your colours turn out nice and bright. Leave to dry well.
Now paint all your pots with your base colour. I’ve painted half way down inside the pot so it looks good when the plants are in. You might need a couple of coats. Leave to dry well or use a hair dryer if you’re impatient!
Step 2. Masking
Mask off a triangle like shown, then cover the rest with butcher’s paper to protect it.
Tape this down if you need to.
Mask off just under the lip of the pot, then cover the rest with butcher’s paper to protect it. Tape this down if you need to.
For this one you’ll need to create a scallop template first. I’ve made mine by cutting out a circle and placing it side by side, then tracing around it. The number of circles depends on the size of your pot – I’ve used 5 circles. Once it’s traced, cut out the scallop shape.
Step 3. Painting
Spray gold paint within the masked triangle area. Try to get an even coat with a side to side spraying motion.
Paint the bottom half of the pot (under the masking tape) with acrylic paint. I’ve painted mine green, but you can use any colour.
Spray gold paint within the scallop template area. I found it best to spray each scallop separately and let it dry in between. Try to get an even coat with a side to side spraying motion.
Step 4. The final touch
When the paint is dry, carefully remove the masking from all three pots to reveal your beautiful designs!
Step 5. Planting
Now you’re ready to plant your succulents and brighten up any spot you like.