How To Make Gold Color-Blocked Succulent Containers #DIY
I’ve always loved succulents but apparently, they’re having a major moment in my life. I just updated the blog’s header with some blue and green succulents (what do you think btw?) and now today, I’m sharing this succulent project with you.
These color-blocked containers are not only easy to make but they can be personalized. If you don’t like gold, you can use a different color. You can also vary the shapes or make them all the same. I decided to make each container a bit different so I could add some interest to a boring white shelf in my entryway.
For this project, here are the materials you’ll need (affiliate links):
- Set of small pots. I bought mine off of Amazon. This gray set of five was a perfect size (2.5″).
- Painter’s tape
- a container of moss
- succulents (artificial)–at least five Note: If you want to use live succulents, you can but you’ll need to substitute potting soil for the moss.
- acrylic paint–I used DecoArt Dazzling Metallics in Glorious Gold. Note: Thanks to DecoArt for sending me this for free to try out. I love it!
Now, let’s get to the fun part!
Lay out your containers on an old towel. Determine what shapes you’d like to color-block. Squares? Triangles? Rectangles?
Mark off the shape with your painter’s tape.
Since you don’t want the paint to bleed through, seal the edges of the painter’s tape by pressing down on it firmly with your fingernail or use an old credit card.
Using your paintbrush, apply a light coat of paint. Let it dry and then apply a second coat. My containers only needed two coats of paint but if your container needs more coverage, apply a third coat.
After you’ve applied the final coat of paint, remove the painter’s tape after approximately 5 minutes of drying time.
If you have any rough edges left by your paint, you can lightly buff them off using fine sandpaper.
Next, take out the container of moss and fill each succulent container to the halfway mark.
Insert the succulent stem in the moss and then add additional moss.
Marvel at the gold color-blocking succulent container you just made!
Would you believe that I’ve seen similar color-blocked containers selling for $100 or more online? Uh, no thanks.
Now that I’ve color-blocked these containers, I’ve got the itch to color-block all the things!
Which shape is your favorite? What color(s) would you use in your color-blocking project?