DIY Mini Succulents Garden

Summertime is upon us and we couldn’t be more excited to finally have some downtime to craft all those DIY’s we’ve been dying to try. Since succulents are currently all the rage, we decided to make a mini garden of these cool, drought-resistant plants. We love the idea of mixing in some vibrant colors with the greenery, so we decided to paint our pots bright shades of pink.



  • Mini succulent plants
  • Pots
  • Acrylic paint (several shades plus a metallic color for the accents)
  • Paint brushes
  • Painters tape
  • Potting soil

Choose a few pretty plants (we found ours at a local grocery store for about $5 each) and pick up a few pots at your local craft store (these are from Michael’s for 99¢ each).

We chose to use a few different shades of pink, but feel free to use any colors you like! Paint each pot the shade of your choice-we did three coats on each to fully cover the color underneath-and let them fully dry for at least an hour.


After the pots are completely dry, cut strips of painters tape down to the length of each pot. We tried a few different patterns on ours but stuck to triangles and solid lines. Mix it up or keep your patterns simple-it’s up to you! Then use a metallic color (we loved the gold with the pink) and paint in the areas sectioned off by the tape. Make sure the tape is pressed flat against the pots, so you get smooth, clean lines.


We let our pots dry overnight just to be sure we didn’t mess up the lines when pulling off the tape. After the metallic paint has completely dried, peel of the tape and check out your patterns! You can always go back with the original shade and fix any small mistakes.


Plant your succulents in the pots-you might need to use some extra potting soil to pack in the plants. Succulents only need to be watered once in a while, but be sure to leave them somewhere in the sun!




Meghan Reza

Contributor, Indiana University Major: Apparel Merchandising Her heart belongs to: the clearance rack at Urban Outifitters, going out for dinner, chocolate peanut clusters, shoes, crafts and her moms spaghetti and meatballs You can find her: online shopping, rearranging her room, Pinterest-ing and sleeping in past noon (at least)


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