This cute succulent pots craft couldn’t be any easier to create!
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Turn mini terra cotta pots into cute succulent pots with chalk paint. Group together for a quick and easy table centerpiece. Gift succulents in a pot separately for party or wedding favors. Easy to make with real live succulents or artificial succulents.
Helpful tips for buying succulents: Real live succulents are sold in the garden department of most retailers. I have also had good luck ordering live succulents on Amazon and from various Etsy sellers.
You’ll want to use succulents that are large enough to cover the diameter of the 2 inch terracotta pot. Whether you use artificial or live succulents, you will want them to be at about two inches across.
For this craft, I used artificial succulents picks from the Dollar Tree. They are also available at craft stores and craft departments at major retailers. There are even cheaper options when you Shop bulk succulent picks at Amazon.
I used Rustoleum Chalked Paint I had left over from another chalk paint project along with artificial succulent picks. Any brand and color of chalk paint should work just fine for this craft.
Make this cute succulent pots craft!
- Mini Terra-cotta pots (2 inch)
- Artificial Succulents Picks or Real Live Succulents
- Options: If using Live Succulents, you will need Cactus Potting Soil. If using Artificial Succulent Picks, you will need Floral Foam
- Chalk Paint (white or color of your choice)
- Jute Twine
- Floral Foam Block (* For Artificial Succulents Only)
- Knife or Blade
- Foam Paint Brush
STEP ONE: Paint the outside of the terra cotta pots with white chalk paint and allow to dry completely.
IF USING ARTIFICIAL SUCCULENTS: Use a sharp edge such as a knife to cut a piece of floral foam sized to fit snugly inside the terra cotta pot. It should not stick up higher than the rim of the terra cotta pot or it will be visible when the succulent pick is inserted.
IF USING REAL SUCCULENTS: Fill terra cotta pot with cactus potting soil.
IF USING ARTIFICIAL SUCCULENTS: Insert the succulent pick into the floral foam so that it is centered in the pot.
IF USING REAL SUCCULENTS: Plant the succulent at the center of the pot and tamp down lightly in the soil. Carefully add water to dampen the soil. Set succulents where they will receive 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.
STEP FOUR (Optional):
Wrap a length of twine around the pot twice and tie it into a bow.
Adding a thin layer of gravel or colored pebbles to the top of the soil or floral foam can give each planted succulent pot an even more finished look, but is not necessary.
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Do you love succulents? See our other blog post for directions how to make a succulent terrarium with live succulents.