Looking for a DIY Mother’s Day gift idea or maybe an activity to do with mom? Then check out this super cute (and fun) DIY project using trendy succulents! Succulents (and houseplants in general) have been the go-to for decor option for quite some time now and they make the best gifts. Want to create your own? Check out the tutorial below!
- Clay pots (we used 2 ½ inches, but you can definitely go bigger if you wish!)
- Painter’s tape
- Foam brushes
- Acrylic paint (we used Martha Stewart’s Metallic Gold)
- Potting soil
- Aquarium gravel (we went with Turquoise, but it comes in lots of fun colors)
- Succulents from FiftyFlowers.com
Step One: Gather your supplies and determine what type or types of designs you would like for your pots. We used a combination of freeform and geometric designs.
Step Two: Using painter’s tape, tape off your desired design, like the triangle shown. Be sure to press down firmly along the edge of the tape to prevent any bleeding.
Step Three: Apply a layer of paint. Let dry and repeat.
Step Four: Once your pots are dry, carefully peel off the painter’s tape to reveal your design!
Step Five: Fill pots with potting soil and water lightly. A soil made for succulents or one that allows for proper drainage is best.
Step Six: Clean your aquarium gravel by rinsing with water and then place a layer around the edges of your pot.
Step Seven: Remove a few of the bottom leaves of your succulent to reveal a little more of the stem if need be. Place and lightly press your succulent into the soil and admire your work!
Ready to shop? You can find our succulent selection here!