Whether you have a naturally green thumb or you just got some green paint on your thumb, this project combines gardening with crafting to make the perfect summer windowsill eye-candy!
1 – Cacti, succulents or other low-watering plants. It’s best not to mix plants from different types of environments – for example mosses, which need a moist environment vs succulents, which live in an arid climate.
2 – Terra Cotta Pots – look for ones with price tag stickers on the bottom as the stickers leave a residue.
3 – Cacti and Succulent potting mix.
3 – Painter’s Masking Tape – It’s best to look for good quality painter’s masking tape, as it will block paint and peel off most easily.
4 – Acrylic Craft Paint
5 – Foam Brushes
6 – Scissors, Ruler, Pen
7 – Accessories – plastic toys, doll house or train table accessories
1 – Cut tape into thin strips, chevrons or simple pictures. See below for some examples-
2 – Place tape on pots. Painter’s masking tape can be easily peeled off and adjusted as needed. Press down the edges firmly to block paint.
3 – Use foam brushes to paint 2-3 coats of acrylic paint over the entire pot. It’s easiest to hold the pot upside down over one hand. When painting, lay down thin layers and allow them to dry fully. Thick layers of paint can be too goopy and take longer to dry. If you paint over damp layers, the brush can pull of the existing paint.
4 – Allow the pot to dry fully, about an hour. Paint your accessories while your pots dry.
5 – Using a finger nail, pen tip, or other fine tool, pull back on the edge of a piece of painter’s tape. Remove each piece, careful not to peel off the paint.
6 –Fill pots ¼ full of cacti potting mix, then place cacti or succulents in pot and fill in area around plants with more mix.
7 – Place painted accessories in strategically cute places.