Firstly, I apologize for not posting in so stinking long! I honestly thought that this blog was a mess up on my part, that no one would be interested, but it is actually pretty popular! So I have decided to keep it going this summer with MORE POSTS! So get your DIY ready and let’s do this!
So I don’t know about you all, but I appreciate plants. They make me feel happy looking at them, and it gives me a sense of pride knowing that I grew them and they survived! But let’s face it, juggling school work, work, extra curricular activities, and a social life leaves little time to think about watering a plant.
Do not fear! Mae has got you!
Cactus and succulents are easy to care for plants that require little water and management which make them great choices for someone who leads a busy lifestyle such as myself and many of you!
At my local Wal-Mart this past weekend I found they had a multitude of succulents for $2.50 a piece! So I grabbed 3 of them of different looks. For my pot I found a larger one at Lowes for $1.99 in a relaxing shade of purple. I easily got some soil and transplanted them all into the pot in about 5 minutes. Now I know what you are thinking, “But I don’t have the space for a larger pot in my tiny dorm or apartment!” Don’t worry, I hear ya!
Well that is where we get to the DIY portion! This is a super easy and budget friendly DIY that can make such a difference in your apartment, dorm, or home!
Gold Rim Terracotta Pots
As the name suggests this is a very simple DIY.
What you will need:
– Terracotta Pot
– Gold Acrylic Paint
– Some Sealer (if you plan on putting it outside or worry about chipping)
1. Prep your pot by washing it and drying it off.
2. Get you a nice work area ready. I dropped some newspapers on the floor and painted mine.
3. Use your gold paint to paint the rim of your pot.
4. Let it dry.
5. Spray on some sealer. (OPTIONAL)
BEAUTIFUL! Now all it needs is a succulent!
For about 5 dollars you have a stylish pot and a happy little plant to liven up your dorm, apartment, or home!
There it is with a hen and chicken plant in it. Make sure it is nice and clean and bring it inside to decorate!
If you enjoyed this or have tried this yourself please be sure to comment! And look for DIY College Chic on social media, I will be creating a twitter for it soon!