DIY Gold Ombre Planters

With a little bit of paint, you can turn inexpensive terra cotta pots into trendy DIY Gold Ombre Planters!

Thanks to FloraCraft for the plant supplies in this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
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With a little bit of paint, you can turn inexpensive terra cotta pots into trendy DIY Gold Ombre Planters!

Terra cotta/clay pots can be found almost anywhere and are very inexpensive. They are also a lot of fun to customize. These DIY Gold Ombre Planters will look chic in any environment, and are easy to make. They will also make great gifts. Our Marbled Flower Pots were a hit a few years ago, and I am sure we will whip up some of the ombre ones this year to give as Mother's Day gifts!

Supplies:
clay/terra cotta pots
white paint
gold paint

With a little bit of paint, you can turn inexpensive terra cotta pots into trendy DIY Gold Ombre Planters!

Wipe down the terra cotta pots to get rid of any dust or dirt and remove any tags or stickers. Paint the pots with white acrylic paint or spray paint. If you use acrylic paint, you may need to paint about 3 thin coats for full coverage. I used Krylon White Gloss spray paint and needed 2 coats for full coverage. Either way, make sure to let the paint dry completely between coats.

With a little bit of paint, you can turn inexpensive terra cotta pots into trendy DIY Gold Ombre Planters!

To create the ombre effect, you need some gold paint. Again, you can use acrylic paint or spray paint. I used Krylon Metallic Gold and Krylon Glitter Blast spray paints to try a couple different finishes. 

Turn the pots upside down. Spray lightly toward the bottom of the pot and around the bottom edges. Try not to paint above the middle of the pot. Once you're satisfied with the look, let the paint dry completely. You can also add a coat of clear gloss spray paint for an extra layer of protection, especially if the pots will be outside.

If using acrylic paint, start at the bottom of the pot. Paint heavier at the bottom, then paint lighter as you go up. The edges don't have to be perfect!

With a little bit of paint, you can turn inexpensive terra cotta pots into trendy DIY Gold Ombre Planters!

While the pots dried, I poured out some mini river rocks and gave them a coat of the metallic gold spray paint. Let them dry completely!

With a little bit of paint, you can turn inexpensive terra cotta pots into trendy DIY Gold Ombre Planters!

When it comes to keeping plants alive, I am not too great at it. I'd describe my home as a hospice for plants. They come here for me to help them die. So to keep things positive this spring, I am going full faux! Foam balls like these from FloraCraft come in lots of different sizes to fit inside flower pots to hold your flower/plant picks and to save you on decorative planter filler (mini river rocks).

Place the foam balls inside the pots. If the foam seems a little loose, you can add some glue to hold it in place. You can also use a floral foam knife if you need to trim them down to fit into a smaller pot.

With a little bit of paint, you can turn inexpensive terra cotta pots into trendy DIY Gold Ombre Planters!

The stars in my planters are these gorgeous FloraCraft Succulent Picks. They come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Most importantly, they look realistic. I can feel safe knowing that anyone who comes to visit my home will be none-the-wiser that I have the blackest thumb of them all!

With a little bit of paint, you can turn inexpensive terra cotta pots into trendy DIY Gold Ombre Planters!

After placing the foam into the pot, I carefully layered some of the gold-painted rocks over top so that the foam is no longer visible. Stick a few succulent picks into the foam and arrange the rocks as necessary. Play with different sizes and shapes of succulents for a unique look. I love how chic this ombre planter looks, and it will be gorgeous in practically any setting!

With a little bit of paint, you can turn inexpensive terra cotta pots into trendy DIY Gold Ombre Planters!

For the glittered ombre planter, I used one larger succulent instead. It's probably no surprise that this gold-glittered pot has my heart! I adore the sparkle and the extra gold accent from the rocks makes the succulent stand out.

With a little bit of paint, you can turn inexpensive terra cotta pots into trendy DIY Gold Ombre Planters!

I am excited to display these planters in my home. They are so much fun to make. What color ombre planters would you make?

Be sure to check out all the other terra cotta pot DIYs shared this week

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  1. Beautiful! I love the plant choices! Good job Lindsay!

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