All throughout college I have desperately wanted to get a dog. However, my mom does not think I’m responsible enough to have a dog yet even though, proximity aside, I am the preferred child called upon to take care of my family’s dog whenever my parents are away. This is no small dog either. We have a great dane, and yes she does walk me rather than me walking her.
Nonetheless, I have to agree that taking care of a dog for a weekend is completely different than having your own to take care of every day. As a compromise to not getting a dog the second I stepped out of college I got the next best thing: succulents!
I remember the day Rose and I drove to Lowe’s and picked up our little babies like it was yesterday. I was so excited to get these little guys and decorate our apartment with them and watch them grow.
Cut ahead 2 years and an apartment move later and they are still kicking and still growing, some a little bit out of control. Our succulents are doing so well that we have decided to add a few more to our ever growing family. Rose is also always determined to propagate our old succulents into new plants (still hasn’t worked yet but I’ll keep you all posted). This means we need new planters to house our little guys.
These succulents are too cute that no ordinary planter will do. We thought in our crafty little minds to make some planters ourselves. We went to our local craft store and picked up some terra cotta clay pots for about 79 cents each. The rest of the supplies we already had at home and chances are you will too – if not they are easy to buy as well! These stamps are from Studio Calico, and we highly recommend checking them out for stamps and other craft supplies. This is not a sponsored post, we just love Studio Calico. They always have the cutest selection of stamps! Keep reading to find out how we made these fruit stamped flower pots.
- Terra Cotta clay pot
- Stamps & ink
- First things first you want to clean the clay pot and make sure that annoying sticker isn’t on the bottom anymore. Next, go ahead and paint the pot any color you wish. We used a circular sponge paint brush and dabbed the paint on.
- Let paint dry completely (a couple of hours) and then paint a second coat on. You can continue to do this until your pot is covered nicely in paint. Ours took 3 coats of paint until you couldn’t see the sponge paint marks anymore.
- Once your pot is completely dry you can start stamping your design on. We gently pressed the stamp to the pot and gently pressed along the top of the stamp to make sure all sides were stamped onto the pot. Don’t worry if it smudges or you make a mistake – you can easily paint over that area and do it again.
- Let the ink dry for about a day before you plant your little succulent or flower into the pot.
These guys came out so cute and the fruit theme is perfect to give your house an extra summer-y vibe. Now my new succulent babies can grow wild in their new pots. Hows that for responsible? I think I’m well on my way to being ready for my own dog. I mean look how well all my plant babies are doing! Much better than Roses’ air plants.
Comment below if you have any succulents and what fruit would you stamp onto a pot??