And so my cactus obsession continues……
I. Don’t. Do. Plants.
I wish I did….but it really is not fair to the plant…..as it never survives!
So I thought I’d try my hand at succulents……but really I think I just wanted to PAINT POTS!
How cute is this little succulent garden????
Let me give you a few tips on how you too….can paint cute little succulent garden pots for your outside decor….in just one or two easy steps….using Heritage Collection All-In-One Paint!
(This post contains some affiliate links to the products I used — and loved!)
Remember my Crazy about Cactus post? See how cute those pots are? I wanted some for my home!
You can find clay pots of all different sizes at your local hardware stores or plant nurseries. If you’d rather get them the lazy way – Amazon has some cute tiny ones for succulents and many other options.
I took my little pot collection outside and spray painted one simple and fast coat of Kilz Primer on them.
They literally dried in about 10 minutes….and I brought them in for a little paint therapy and fun!
TIP: If you want to add designs to pots…you often use acrylic paints. Acrylic paints need to be “sealed”. If you use “sealer” over white paint or light-colored paints…it will yellow very quickly once place outdoors in the sun! THIS IS WHY I chose to use my Heritage Collection paints! They do NOT require a sealer!!! It is built into the product….and will NOT yellow when place outside in the elements! So my cute little artwork will look fabulous for a very long time!!!! (think outdoor furniture…outdoor statues….outdoor decor of any kind)
I gave every pot that I wanted to be white….. one brushed on single coat of Cashmere (white). The paint dries very quickly….and is smooth as butter! I then begin my design work.
I brushed on one single stripe in Heritage Collection Iron Gate (black). This was fun…but a little tedious…and then I remembered something I’d seen on Instagram!!!
How fun is this????? I am using a record player to spin my pot…while I just hold my brush in place and make the stripe! I honestly think if I had to do a factory job….and sit and do ONE thing all day…..this would be the job!!!! It was sooooooo satisfying!!!! Just watch…….you know you are going to try this too!
I brushed on one quick coat of Iron Gate (black)….and notice…no primer needed when painting black or any other dark color. Heritage medium to dark colors have fantastic coverage and require zero priming.
Once dry…..and it dries so quickly…..I used Cashmere to make my jumbo polka-dots in my handy “spin your brush” technique.
In this video I actually demonstrate that technique for you…..
Now this is the kicker folks…..once my designs were finished…..I was done!!!
No sealer needed!!!!!! No clear coat needed!!!!! My black and white succulent garden pot collection was completed in just a couple of REALLY fun steps thanks to Heritage Collection All-in-one Paint that is completely tough enough for the outdoors!
Time to plant these puppies!!!
So head to Heirloom Tradition Paints to order your Heritage Collection Paints….or better yet…..visit your local Do It Best Hardware store! They are now stocking this fabulous paint that is NOT meant JUST FOR FURNITURE and CABINETS!!!!
Say a little prayer for this succulent garden……it will need all the help it can get to stay alive!
If you’re going to make your own garden, you can order this collection of 20 succulents straight from Amazon! So cute.
If you want to see more cactus decor, you have to see my Crazy About Cactus Decor post – you will see so many of these cute black and white potted plants. I also sell some painted black and white pots of my own on upcycled cable spools!
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See you next week!
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