I am a sucker for all the cute dishes and trinkets at the Goodwill Store! I’ve been trying to declutter my own house but just had to take a peek while dropping some bags off a few weeks ago. I am excited to join a group of other crafters for a monthly Thrift Store Challenge. I’ll be able to share a project with you each month using some fabulous finds from the thrift store. This week we’re making a DIY Painted Succulent Planter!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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DIY PAINTED SUCCULENT PLANTER
Before I get into the planter, let me show you my favorite finds from the Goodwill Store this month. I actually found a few items that will make great thrift store makeovers! Obviously the little pot is what we will be working with today. It was only 99 cents. I also found the cute white lantern for 99 cents and I’m hoping to do a candle project for that one. Under the pot, you will find four white cloth napkins. Those were all $1.49. I’ve been wanting to use less paper towels and I think these will make a fun craft project to do with the kids.
As soon as I saw the little pot, I thought it would be perfect for planting a succulent. We don’t have any indoor plants so I thought this would be a fun way to start. Graylie and I headed to Home Depot over the weekend to take a look at their plant selection. I had intended to get a traditional green plant, but she fell in love with these colorful ones called Kosmik Kaktus. I love color too so we decided to go for it!
She chose a bright pink plant and I used that as inspiration for my planter. I knew I wanted to paint it a teal color since the plant would be going into our crafting and reading room. I found this fun selection of acrylic paint at Michael’s Stores.
I used white spray paint as a primer before applying any of the acrylic paint. I did this to make sure the colors would be vibrant once they were painted onto the surface.
I considered leaving it as just the solid color but couldn’t resist adding my own design. Using the metallic purple and light magenta paint, I created a dotted border around the top of the planter. Then I painted a simple shining heart. Those colors really look amazing with this Kosmik Kaktus!
What do you think? Do you enjoy painting things to give them a new look? It is one of my favorite ways to be creative. Now I just have to figure out how to keep this plant alive!
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