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Terra Cotta Pot Head

When you love to craft, you suddenly find yourself agreeing to do 30 centerpieces.  My sweet friend Amy and I needed to come up with an inexpensive idea for these centerpieces.  Our challenge was to keep the project under $100.  So we headed off to the Los Angeles Flower Mart to get inspired.  We quickly realized that the most affordable option was succulents, which we are obsessed with! We decided that putting them in a plain terra cotta pots would leave them looking blah and unfinished.  Within minutes, these pots were getting a golden makeover and we were high off the spray paint fumes.  We added white rocks (which we found at our local pet store) to finish off our plants.  The end result was perfect.


Things you will need:

Terra cotta pot (whatever size you need)

Gold Spray Paint (or whatever color you choose)

White Rocks available here

Succulents available at your local plant/garden center

Succulent Potting Mix available at your local plant/garden center


Step 1: Wipe down your terra cotta pot with a dry rag to remove any dust or dirt.

Step 2: Lightly and evenly spray your pot.  Let the first coat dry for about 15 minutes.

Step 3: Apply a second coat.  Make sure you didn’t miss a spot.

Step 4: Allow 2 additional hours for the pot to dry completely.

Step 5: Plant your succulents in your new shiny gold pot.

Step 6: Sprinkle the rocks around the top of your pot. Make sure you cover the dirt completely with your rocks.

Step 7: Sit back and admire your masterpiece!




If you do this project I would love to see it.  Post it on your Instagram and add #idiyforthis I can’t wait to see what you all create!!

Happy Crafting,

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