With Valentine’s Day coming up, I wanted to make something cute and easy to pass out to friends and teachers. I settled on these sweet DIY Succulent Valentines, and I just love how cute they are!
DIY Succulent Valentines
All of these supplies are from Hobby Lobby, unless otherwise stated.
- A real or fake succulent (I used real potted succulents from the grocery store.)
- A small terra-cotta pot that fits the size of your succulents
- Craft paint in the color you wish to paint your pot. I used Aviary Blue from Folk Art
- A paint brush
- Cupcake picks with burlap flag
- Heart stickers
- Letter stickers (I made mine on my Silhouette Cameo using vinyl.)
To make your DIY Succulent Valentines, begin by dry-brushing your terra cotta pot. When I say “dry brush” I mean to dip the tips of your paint brush into the paint, dab off the excess, and lightly sweep the paint onto the pot. The idea is to have a distressed finish, so you’re just barely covering the pot with the paint, leaving brush strokes and some terra cotta showing through.
After the paint has dried, add letter stickers to the front of the pot. I chose “I’m a succ-er for you” for these Valentine’s Day gifts! 🙂
I wanted these DIY Succulent Valentines to have some definite Valentine flare, so I painted these little wooden heart stickers pink and stuck them onto the cupcake picks.
I placed a few pebbles at the bottom of my terra cotta pot before sticking my succulent into it. The pebbles will allow for good drainage. Since the succulents already came potted, I just transferred them (soile and all) from their little plastic grocery-store pots into my terra cotta pots. I stuck the cupcake pick right into the soil.
Aren’t they cute?! I can’t wait to pass them out for Valentine’s Day!
If you love this idea, don’t forget to pin it for later! 🙂
AND…I’m so excited, because I’m rolling out my first ever video-tutorial today! Creating videos is something I’ve been interested in for awhile, and I just dove right into making one for this craft project. Let me know what you think! 😉