- Small clay pots (mine are from Dollar Tree)
- Blue painters tape
- Acrylic craft paint (any brand will do, but here’s a great starter set)
- Black paint pen
- Succulents (if you choose to use faux ones like I did, check out your local Dollar Tree, and if they don’t have them in stock, you can usually order them online)
First, paint your flower pots white.
Then, using a variety of complimentary colors, paint the insides of the pots.
I like the pink, green, teal, and blue combo with the white. It reminds me of 80’s everything.
Next, use your blue tape to section off parts to paint in different colors. Make sure you create linear shapes (triangles, squares, etc) and keep in mind that the shape of a flower pot will make it very difficult to create a perfect circle around it with tape.
Now you get it, right? Blocks of colorful patterns = color blocking
Anyway, remember to let each section dry completely before beginning a new one, or your paint will peel off with the tape.
You can see the unique color block patterns once all the tape is removed.
Although you don’t have to, I outlined my designs with a black paint pen.
I also realized how terribly bad I am at creating a straight line on a curved flower pot. So ignoring my sloppy lines, you get the point 🙂
Color blocking on round flower pots is pretty great because you get a different design view from every angle you turn them.
Let them dry, and then plant your succulents.
Like I said, I found surprisingly high quality stems at my Dollar Tree. And my decor and design team at my church just ordered three boxes of them for a conference we hosted, so in case you can’t find them locally check online, you can’t beat the price at only $1 per plant.
I used pebbles from our church playground to fill the pots with.
There you have it.
Use these to brighten up your kitchen, office space, bedroom, bathroom, dorm room, anywhere that a pop of color will bring some cheerfulness into your space.