Turn a Terra Cotta Pot From Basic to Bold With White Paint, Tape + String
You're just a few materials and a few steps away from a modern, hanging succulent planter.
Update a simple terra cotta pot with modern accents that highlight your plantings. These chic touches will add low-maintenance charm to your home and provide indoor health benefits. Succulents are tough, beautiful, and have a variety of colors and textures to complement any style of decor. Even better? It comes together in minutes.
- terra cotta pot
- succulents of choice
- cactus soil
- spray paint
- painter's tape
- matte sealer
- rope twine
- metal or wooden ring
- cup hook
Prep + Tape the Pot
Prepare a warm damp cloth and wipe pot until dust-free. Once dry, mask pot with tape in the desired design pattern.
Paint the Design
Set up spray paint in a well-ventilated environment, preferably outdoors. Holding the paint 5-8 inches from the pot, add thin, even coats. Terracotta is porous, so it will soak up the first coat of paint quickly. Allow the paint to dry completely before adding a second coat. Let dry completely and remove tape. Freehand additional designs with a paint pen. Finish with a matte sealer.
Add Soil + Plants
Fill the pot with soil up to about a half an inch to the rim of your pot. Pack additional soil gently around and in between your plants. Select top-dressing that won't mix with your potting soil. Gravel, sea glass, marbles or river rocks work well. Water about once a week, keeping soil moist, not wet.
Add Twine Hanger
Measure twine to the desired length. Cut 4 equal strands. Tie top and bottom together with a knot. Secure top knot with a metal ring.
Hang planter from cup hook in the ceiling, preferably by a window.