There’s really nothing like painting on porcelain to get this crafty mama’s heart going. It’s so much fun to personalize a piece that will be used around the home. I’m not the best at keeping plants alive (just ask my husband.) Then Michaels tested me by having these plain white cute pots that I could use for succulent pots. I needed them.
- Ceramic pots
- Oil based Sharpie paint pens
- Artificial succulents
- Beads or marbles
If your paint pens are new, read and follow the directions right on the pens for how to get the paint flowing. Test a small piece of paper first before drawing on the porcelain. It’s okay if you mess up. Take a q-tip and rubbing alcohol to fix your mistake. I wanted contrasting stripes so I started with the lighter color pen first, followed by the second lightest color. Take your pen and draw the lines starting from the bottom and work your way up. Stagger the lines for a cool effect.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not tired of the gold trend. I love it so much! So I took a metallic gold paint pen and added shiny lines in between the light colors. Then to create a bold look, I used a black paint pen.
I decided to do colored dots for the second pot. Since these pots will hold artificial succulents, I didn’t bother curing the paint and preparing the pots for outdoor weather conditions. If you were going to add real plants, you might want to research how to seal painted pots. After the paint dries on your pots, about 15 minutes, fill them up with beads or marbles. Next pop the tops off the succulent plant stems and stick them right in the middle.