Mother's Day Gift Idea: DIY Dip Dye Garden Pots with Succulents

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These dip dye garden pots were super easy and affordable to make! 
Which is a good thing because at only nine weeks to go before Baby B's arrival I'm finding it hard to stay awake for projects that last longer than 60 seconds.
So if you're looking for a last minute Mother's Day gift idea that will totally allow you to squeeze in a nap or two then this is just the project for you! 
 
Here's the deets.
 
Find yourself some garden pots and pretty looking succulent plants. I scored my terracotta pots at the
Dollar Store. Since they were a little beat up, dirty, and covered with a floral design that I wanted to get rid of I sprayed them down with some white spray paint.
The plants I found at Lowe's. They always seem to have a great selection there
{Okay, Lowe's where's my commission check?}
 
 Now comes the dipping part in which I have no pictures of because like I said I was starting to fall asleep BUT thankfully it's a pretty easy process. Just fill the bottom of a small bucket {but large enough for you to dip your pot in} with some paint. The amount of paint you use will depend on the size of your pot and also how much of the planter you are aiming to cover.
After dipping set your pot upside down to dry.
Here's my tip of the day: Place the pot over the top of a disposable water or soda bottle to dry, that way they won't stick to your surface and all the paint drips can just run off smoothly {definitely recommend using some cardboard or newspaper underneath to catch the drips!}
 
Once dry you can plant your succulent plants.
 
 
To dress it up a bit I created a "Happy Mother's Day" tag, adhered it to a bamboo skewer, and added it to my little planters.
 

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So there you have it simple dip dye garden pots!
I dip, you dip, we dip........name that musical group.
Anyone? Anyone?
 

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4 comments

Our Pinteresting Family said...

They look great! I love the little labels too. I'm also waiting on that Lowe's commission check...lol. :)

Style Journey said...

Adorable! I think this would be a fun project with my 7 yr old. Although I am horrible at growing indoor plants. I killed my husband's cactus from 1st grade! Heather

mari of {crab+fish} said...

Love this! I'm always looking for more pots...so that I can get plants to fill them, ha!

What kind of paint did you use? Wall paint? Love the bright, summery color you chose - it's perfect!

Tom Batkin said...

This looks super easy and also a great way to get your children involved in making a gift for Mum

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