Today I am sharing two ways to DIY mini gold splatter succulent planters. And I will go ahead and warn you right now, that I am crushing hard on splatter painted things right now, so don’t be surprised when you see a few more splatter painted DIY’s pop up later this week!
Both methods will give you very similar results, but the method you choose will really depend on how much time (or coffee drinking) you want to invest in this DIY. The tall cylindrical planters are made from colored plaster molded using a shot glass mold (this idea came from Brittni of Paper and Stitch, although my method uses a different coloring technique) and the shorter planters are made by reusing the plastic lids from my Starbucks iced skinny vanilla latte containers from the grocery store. Seriously, we go through one of these every 2 days or so, so I had a lot of lids to repurpose!
Let’s started with the plastic lid planters.
- Plastic lids from gallon or half gallon beverage bottles (think iced tea, juice, or iced coffee). I like the Starbucks lids because they are perfectly cylindrical, and I’m totally into drinking tons of coffee to get my craft supplies!
- Spray paint in various colors
- DecoColor Gold Paint Pen(this is the key to the perfect splatter! I have tried several different brand pens, and this is the only one I found that worked for the splatter)
- Cork Contact Paper
- Palm and citrus planting soil
Once you have had your 5 cups of coffee to empty the bottle (ha!), the process is pretty simple. Just spray the lids inside and out with your spray paint. Once dry, lay the lid on it’s side on a surface you don’t mind getting covered with flecks of gold (outside is probably best). Then press the paint pen tip into the pen on a piece of scrap paper to release the gold paint down into the tip, and then with a sharp flinging motion, fling the paint out of the pen on to the lid. Once the one side is dry, flip the lid to the other side and repeat. Feel free to press the tip of the paint pen onto a scrap piece of paper to release more paint any time the paint stops coming out of the pen.
Next, cut a circle out of the cork contact paper to adhere to the bottom of the lid to disguise the fact that this planter started out as a drink lid! Then all you need to to is fill the planter with dirt and your succulent or mini cactus.
If drinking cups upon cups of coffee isn’t your thing, then maybe the plaster planters are for you!
- Plaster of Paris
- Acrylic Craft paint
- Silicone Shot Glass Mold
- DecoColor Gold Paint Pen
- 2 Plastic cups and a spoon for mixing the plaster