The Perfect Plants and Containers
I don’t have the greenest of thumbs, so I selected three easy-to-care-for succulents at my local home and garden store. For variety and to add visual interest, I chose plants with different shaped leaves and colors.
The plants originally came in 11 oz generic, plastic pots that needed to be replaced or hidden inside a better-looking container. Since I had been eyeing copper spray paint at the store for a while and looking for an excuse to buy it, I decided to make my own containers using copper and white paint. Plus, I knew that a simple copper and white combination would look perfect on the windowsill.
I found the perfect containers for my little plants at the Dollar Tree store. I purchased 3-inch Square Glass Candleholders. What I especially liked about the candleholders was their simple shape; the shape would not compete with whatever design I decided to paint on them. In addition, the containers had a heavy base and felt solid.
I started by painting the containers white and then used painter’s tape to mask off designs for the copper paint. It was a quick and easy project and I loved the end result–cute and simple succulent containers! I’ve described the materials and steps in more detail below.