It’s the end of the school year, and I have been thinking of what do to for my children’s teachers for their end of the school year appreciation gift.  Teachers work very hard, so I wanted to do something thoughtful that my kids could help me with. Since neon being a fun current trend, I thought it would be fun to color “dip” a few pots filled with succulents.  It is really easy to do, and it makes a large statement!

You’ll need to gather a few supplies:


Supplies:

Clay Pots
Foam Brushes
Painter’s tape
Acrylic Craft Paint in Colors of your Choice
White Acrylic Craft Paint (for the first coat)
Plants/Potting Soil (I chose succulents)


Just a few easy steps to create the “dipped” look!

1) Gather your supplies
2) Tape off the bottom section of the clay pot with painter’s tape.
3) Use a few inches of tape at a time and gradually tape around the entire pot.  The tape will naturally move toward the top of the pot, since the pot is wider at the top than the bottom, so that is why you’ll want to make your way around the pot with several pieces of tape.
4) Paint a layer of white paint (a primer layer) below where you have taped off the pot.  Doing a layer of white paint will help the neon paint stand out much more.
5) After the white layer of paint has fully dried, paint a few layers of the colored paint. (Be sure to let your children help with the painting part!  They love to help, and will be so proud to tell their teacher they helped paint the pots!)
6) Let the pots dry completely, then carefully pull off the tape and pot your plants.  Add a little note of appreciation for your child’s teacher!

by: Caroline of Armelle Blog