Planty Projects: DIY Bright Summer Pots

You already know how much I love succulents. What you didn’t know is that for months I patiently searched Charlotte for my latest succulent obsession – Burro’s Tail! I originally spotted this plant in a Ballard Designs catalog and thought it was so unique and pretty. I finally found a pot of Burro’s Tail a few weeks ago for $10 at Home Depot and had been admiring it in my kitchen while I’ve hunted for the perfect pot!

After stumbling across the striped pots by Hi Sugarplum! I knew I had to make them ASAP! So back to Home Depot I went to grab a can of yellow spray paint and then to IKEA for a few pots.

 I love how they turned out.




  1. melissa
    May 21, 2013 / 1:02 pm

    Gorgeous! What a great idea. I love your porch rocking chairs – looks like such a relaxing place to sit and read.

  2. erica
    May 21, 2013 / 1:06 pm

    What a cute idea. The pots turned out fabulous and I love how they go perfectly with your chevron pillows. xx

  3. The Whitfields
    May 21, 2013 / 1:07 pm

    Those are so cute! Love that!

  4. Stephanie Baker
    May 21, 2013 / 1:13 pm

    So pretty! I love how a simple splash of color can change the whole look of the pots 🙂

  5. Ivy + Molly
    May 21, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    So cute! Great idea to add some color to outdoor living this summer! I love your pillow choices. So

  6. Eloquently Emily
    May 21, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    Those turned out so great! Great idea to jazz them up a bit, looks great with the furniture and pillows!

  7. megan
    May 21, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    Um, SO cute! My outdoor patio needs major help.

  8. Rebecca Woodcock
    May 21, 2013 / 1:43 pm

    Oh my goodness–so cute!! They look great in both settings!!XOXO,

  9. The Wanna-be Southern Belle
    May 21, 2013 / 1:52 pm

    i have those pots from ikea! such a good idea!!! love it girl!

  10. Nicole-Lynn
    May 21, 2013 / 2:04 pm

    Such a nice pop of color! Cute!

  11. Bekah @ re·solve
    May 21, 2013 / 2:07 pm

    If you find them missing from your porch, you'll know it was me. I LOVE yellow and those are seriously GORGEOUS!It really is a shame I can keep pets alive but not plants. I thought there was supposed to be a progression.

  12. the girl in the red shoes
    May 21, 2013 / 2:08 pm

    Totally pinning this and copying you asap!

  13. SHAYNA
    May 21, 2013 / 2:14 pm

    Super cute!! Love this & will be making something like this for our back patio & yard area!!!

  14. Katie
    May 21, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    sooo cute! they turned out amazing 🙂 I saw some cute striped gold ones that I might have to make too!

  15. DeAnna Stephens
    May 21, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    Your creativity kills me! LOVE!!

  16. Pamela
    May 21, 2013 / 2:32 pm

    SO simple & cute!!

  17. Kelly
    May 21, 2013 / 3:05 pm

    Those are soo pretty! I love the bright color, perfect for summer.

  18. Crafty Lumberjacks
    May 21, 2013 / 3:35 pm

    Beautiful! We love them!

  19. KatiePerk
    May 21, 2013 / 3:53 pm

    You did a great job! Yellow is such a cheery color!

  20. Candice @ Just Stay Lovely
    May 21, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    oh my gosh! these are so fun!! I love the yellow… and I am kinda obsessed with those yellow chevron pillows! Where are they from!

  21. Colleen Sullivan
    May 21, 2013 / 6:44 pm

    Wow, so pretty! Ikea has such great deals.

  22. Makeshift Margaritas
    May 21, 2013 / 7:02 pm

    SO cute! I wish there was an Ikea closer to my house – I would personally keep it in business with projects like this!

  23. Megan@TwoDelighted
    May 21, 2013 / 8:56 pm

    I am simultaneously attracted to/freaked out by succulents. They are pretty but have this weirdo texture and give me heebie jeebies. Love love those pots! Couldn't have turned out more perfect! Just like sunshine 🙂

  24. [darci @ the good life]
    May 22, 2013 / 2:22 am

    LOVE. I actually have about 5 of these exact pots in a cabinet in my laundry room (I bought a bunch years ago and used a few in my old office). Now, just have to decide on a color {the yellow is ahhhmmmazzzing, but I have orange accents on our patio…. I know, surprise, surprise!}.Super cute, as usual… I'll be over for some porch sittin' and cocktails this weekend! Deal?!

  25. Kristen O
    May 22, 2013 / 2:52 am

    Adore! Love the yellow {especially next to those pretty chevron pillows} I just may have to copy this for our back porch. Thanks for the idea love!

  26. Diana Styborski
    May 26, 2013 / 11:18 am

    very cute and easy! thanks for sharing

  27. Chasity Munn
    May 31, 2013 / 10:57 pm

    I recently bought some of this (and other succulents) at my grocery store, of all places!

  28. Julie @ Just the Joy's
    May 3, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    Wow! How simple! I can't wait to try this! Thank you SO much for sharing!!!

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