Paint your plantsNo green thumb? No problem! I may or may not struggle a bit with keeping my house plants alive. Some do swimmingly and some crash and burn. So this year I decided to rid myself of some of the stress and go faux! That’s right, I’m jumping on the fake plant bandwagon. But I couldn’t just have any plain ol’ plants, I wanted Painted Faux House Plants! Polka dots, shapes, and stripes (a la this!)! Instead of giving myself a makeover for the new year, I’m giving the plants a makeover! Just find some homely faux plants and jazz them up with paint to give them a new life.Paint your plants

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Paint your plantsPainted Faux House Plants

Materials:

  • Fake potted house plant
  • Spray Paint — We used Design Master (which takes well to fake plants) in Blush, Deep Blue, and Sky blue
  • Acrylic paint in coral, deep green, and seafoam
  • Paintbrushes
  • Masking tape to tape off the pots
  • Cardstock in complimentary shades to cover your pots, optional

Instructions:

  1. Tape off the pot to protect any unwanted surfaces from the paint
  2. Spray paint your plant, following the tips on the spray paint can. We gave ours about 3 coats each, including the undersides of the leaves.
  3. Once the base color is dry, you can add additional patterns! We used big polka dots, small triangles, and stripes.
  4. To finish, we covered the pots with a piece of cardstock to create a smooth seamless finish.

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Display your revamped Painted Faux House Plants so everyone can appreciate your green painter’s thumb!

Photography by Jane Merritt | Crafting by Rebecca Hansen

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