Add a Pop of Color to Your Indoor Garden with a DIY Succulent Pot!

Step up your gardening game.

It’s an established fact that succulents are some of the easiest plants to keep alive. Even if your green thumb is less than to be desired, you can probably keep a succulent alive. They can live inside, need very little water, and essentially live forever. That being said, they tend to be¬†dusty greens and blues, which can get a little subdued. So add some color to your indoor garden by making this DIY succulent pot!

You can make all sizes and colors to suit your spring mood. Or if you’re feeling more ambitious, try this geometric¬†succulent terrarium tutorial from our girl Katherine Elizabeth. Whatever your inside gardening goals, we got you.

DIY Succulent Pot

What You’ll Need
Acrylic Paint
Succulent Plants + Nursery pot (which the plants come in)
Ice cream cups

1. Create plaster mix by measuring out 2/3 cups of water and 1 cup of plaster. Add plaster powder to water (If mixture gets thick and powder is no longer absorbed before you use it all, stop, otherwise your pot may crack)
2. Mix slowly (to avoid bubbles)
3. Add paint
4. If your cup is brimming, transfer about 1/3 of the mixture to avoid spillage
5. Tape holes at the bottom of the succulent pot container
6. Place container into mix and weigh cup down with a small item (or you can tape it in place)
7. Let sit for 2 hours
8. Carefully remove container, then tear off ice cream cup
9. Place plant inside and voila, your very own succulent pot!


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