So while we’re in the midst of Snowpocalypse ’17 here in Erie, I still have Spring on the brain. Unfortunately the weather is preventing me from doing a lot of the Spring related things that I want to do and I’m forced to stay inside wrapped up like a burrito, browsing social media. #sendhelp
While I was browsing a variety of things on Pinterest I came across this photo of tribal print nail art. I used to love painting my nails with elaborate designs like these, but between teaching art everyday and creating DIY projects it just doesn’t seem worth it to spend the time and energy when it’s gonna chip in 5 minutes. But I love the print so I wanted to make something with a similar design but would stick around. Oh, and something that would remind me that Spring is, indeed, on it’s way.
- terracotta pot
- white spray paint
- navy chalk paint
- rose gold metallic paint
- succulents / flowers
1. Take your plain terracotta pot and paint the outside white.
2. I’m kind of obsessed with the combination of dark navy and rose gold. When I was at Haven last August I was given 2 jars of DecoArt paint and of course I chose those colors. Gotta stick with my aesthetic. ;) I used the navy color to paint the rim of the terracotta pot and the inside as well. The navy paint is a chalky finish and I love the finished contrast it has with the metallic. P.S. See why I don’t take the time to paint detailed designs on my nails? Super chipped, lol.
3. Using the print in the nail art as inspiration, I began sketching out my design with a pencil. I first drew the rings around the pot so I would know how big or how small the specific design would be, and then I began filling in each section.
4. Once the design was drawn to my liking I took a thin paintbrush and began going over my sketch.
5. I love succulents in any form so I knew I wanted to fill my planter with a variety of types. Side note, I later found out after I bought them that the succulent right in the middle with the teeny tiny leaves is poisonous to cats and dogs. So this planter is going to come to school with me and be pretty on my desk.
I looooove how this tribal print planter looks! It’s perfect for the upcoming Spring season but I’m gonna try to keep it alive all year long. I’m a notorious plant killer so we’ll see. #prayforchelcsplants
What are you doing to get you in the mood for Spring?