When it comes to crafting, the McDermott family can’t get enough. Our absolute favorite weekend activity is hanging out at home, DIYing all day long. So when I saw this DIY succulent planter tuTORIal, I knew that I’d found our next craft.
All you need are some small bowls (Becky used ramekins and a small serving dish that she found at WalMart), but you can use any dish you want. How cute would these be in little coffee cups?!
For the patterned planter pictured above, all you need is a paint marker and a little bit of creativity. You can paint on any design you like… I LOVE the plus signs that Becky painted on this one. Gold and white is such a chic combo, too.
After the dish is dry you can draw on the herringbone pattern, or whichever pattern you choose!
If you decide to go with herringbone, first you’ll want to draw vertical lines about one inch apart. Then, connect the lines with angled lines to complete the pattern. This could be cute in a chevron pattern, too.
First apply a thick layer of craft paint (Becky used Rose Gold) to the dish. Immediately after putting on the paint on, run over the paint with a comb. Becky switched every inch between horizontal and vertical strokes.
Once the paint has dried on all of your planters, fill them with soil and succulents. You can also add a layer of rocks to the top of the soil, which can help hold the succulents in place.
I can’t wait to make these with the kids, and have each of my babes make their very own planter! Such a cute idea. Thank you to cupcakeMAG and Becky from The Logbook for the tuTORIal!
What are your favorite weekend activities to do with your babes? Leave them in the comments!