Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Plaid®, but all opinions are my own.
I am so excited to be part of the inaugural group of Plaid Creators this year! As part of our partnership, I will be sharing at least one fun craft with you each month (although I’ll probably share more just for fun since they stocked my craft room full of fun goodies!). For our first project, we were challenged to check out this list of top 10 trends and choose our favorite, and then make a craft inspired by it. I decided to go bold! The trend I chose was using bold, vibrant colors and juxtaposing them with warm wood tones in my decor.
HOW TO MAKE A DIY GREEK KEY STENCILED SUCCULENT POT
I opted to paint and stencil a cute terra cotta pot using FolkArt® paints and stencils, and I wanted to share this simple tutorial for how I created this DIY Greek Key Stenciled Succulent Pot. I wanted to make something simple and inexpensive that anyone, regardless of craft experience, could replicate in their own home.
- FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint in “Ink Spot”
- FolkArt Metallic Paint in “Aquamarine”
- FolkArt Peel & Stick Painting Stencils (Greek Key pattern)
- Small Spouncer
- Foam Brush or Small Paint Brush
- Terra Cotta Pot
- Paper Plate or Paint Palette
- Succulent or plant of your choice
First, paint your terra cotta pot with the Aquamarine color (or color of your choice), using a paint brush or foam brush. I found it easiest to place it upside down on my work surface to make sure I got around the bottom rim, and then flip it over to finish off the inside of the top rim. Allow to dry and apply a second coat.
Next, apply the greek key stencil around the top rim of the pot.
Using a small sponge spouncer, apply the “Ink Spot” (dark blue) color paint. Dip the spouncer in paint, then blot it on your paper plate or a paper towel to get some of the excess off. Then, using up and down motions, apply your paint over the stencil. Be careful not to get any outside of your stencil area. (You can go back and touch up later if this happens.)
When your paint has dried a little bit, peel the stencil off. After it has dried completely, move the stencil over and continue the process all the way around.
Insert your succulent or plant! I opted to insert mine still in the liner, but you could plant it in your new pot if you prefer. Easy peasy!
I absolutely love the look of the bold color of the pot against the warm wood of the box in this little entryway table vignette. I’m typically drawn to the serene vibe of neutrals, but with spring approaching I thought it would be fun to step out of my comfort zone and add some pops of color in the house. It’s feeling more spring-like around here already!
What’s your favorite decor trend? I’d love to know!
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