It’s no secret that I love dripping paint (and making a mess!) I also really love succulents and I think they’re even cuter in little DIY planters. I’m thrilled to be teaming up with method to bring you this fun tutorial, because method makes cleaning easy so you can fear no mess and dive headfirst into even the messiest projects.
What you need:
4. Cups or bowls
5. Paint brushes
What you do:
1. Prepare your empty planters. I actually used empty tin cans and white polymer clay. You could also spray paint terra cotta pots or other containers.
2. Make sure you have a lot of empty space to work, because things will get messy. I like having a brush for each color of paint I’m going to be using.
3. Test out how drippy you want your paint to be. You may want to add a little bit of water to your paint so that it will drip more easily.
4. Take your brush and paint across the rim of the planter. You may want to scrape off a little extra paint every so often to encourage drips.
5. If you’re using multiple colors, let each color of paint dry before adding another one. Otherwise they will all just blend together.
6. Let your paint fully dry and fill your DIY planters with beautiful plants and succulents.
I ended out making the black paint a little thicker, and I love how it turned out! I also painted a few more planters… one with black splatters, and one colorful geometric.
And if you’re anything like me, then your hands WILL get messy! Fortunately, I had some method hand wash ready to help me out. I absolutely love the beautiful colors and packaging of method products, and the naturally derived scents are amazing! Plus, they are never tested on animals and are friendly to the environment.
And here are all of my new DIY planters all lined up together. Soon I’ll have to share a picture of my whole little succulent garden. As much as I LOVE color, I think that the black paint drip planter is my favorite!
And if you’re curious how I made the colorful geometric planter, it was really simple! I started by painting a diagonal line of pink paint across half of the planter. The paint I was using was pretty transparent so I gave it a second coat. You can still see the brush strokes a little bit but I really love the texture. After the pink paint completely dried, I painted a section of yellow paint on top of the pink, so that some of the yellow blended with the pink to create a fun shade of orange.
I also got a little carried away playing with dripping paint, and inspired by the beautiful color of the waterfall scented method hand wash. I created this picture that reminds me of a waterfall of paint… hmm… now if only that was a real thing!
Thank you method for sponsoring this tutorial. And thank you readers for supporting the brands that support Lines Across. I only work with brands that I personally love and that I think you’ll love too! And as always, all thoughts, opinions, and photos are my own.