Spring is around the corner, (hopefully) and in honor or warmer weather coming, I wanted to share with you a project I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I have a small area in my home where I keep some potted plants. The longer I’ve had them, the more I know that the light just isn’t quite right and it’s difficult to keep things alive. However, succulents are easy to care for and add the greenery look I love. I bought a set of three plain pots from Darby Smart for $5 and I decided to craft them three different ways.
The first pot was the most fun. I’ve been wanting to try nail polish crafting for a while. The process is easy, but the results are really stunning. Kids would LOVE doing this. However, because nail polish is involved, I recommend supervision.
Grab a glass bowl and add some warm water to it. I’m not positive the temperature matters however, it’s nicer to have your hands in. Next, drizzle a little nail polish into the water. You can use one color or a number of colors. The polish will mostly stay on the surface of the water. Take the item you want to decorate and place it into the water. You have two options; you can push the item down into the water and the layer of polish will adhere to the item. OR, you can roll the item in the water, creating a more swirled effect. I dipped it in.
I flipped the pot over and let it dry fully on a paper towel. If you wanted to seal this in, you could even Modge Podge over it.
The next pot was not quite as creative. I simply grabbed some stencils I had in my craft drawer and affixed them to the pot. I used some Rose Gold craft paint…I had a tiny bit left over from another project and used a q-tip to dab it on. Be super careful when removing stencils as you can smudge it. I’m not usually into hearts but I love the delicateness of this pattern and I thought it would also be awesome for Valentine’s Day.
Here’s what it looked like when I was done. Before I plant into this I just might use it to hold candy on my desk or by the door 🙂
The last pot was really fun. I used some chalk board paint I had left over from a project I did for a wedding shower I threw. (If you can’t tell, I’m REALLY into using things I have on hand and repurposing them for a second project.) It took a few coats to completely cover the ceramic as it’s slightly porous. I will also warm you that the chalkboard paint I used did not want to come off my hands, even with washing and showering a few times that day.
What I love about this pot is that you can write on it! Use traditional or colored chalk and go nuts! Allow your kids to decorate it! Write the care instructions for the plant inside on the outside so you never forget. You can also use these as place cards at a dinner party, gifts for teachers, friends or even as a get well wish for someone. Think of the outside of this pot as a gift tag!
While these pots are great for planting in, they are also adorable for markers and other art supplies either in a kids’ area or your office. You could use these to hold keys and change by the door or even accessories such as hair ties in a bedroom. Q-tips and cotton balls would also look great in them in your bathroom.