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Even if you don’t live in the desert, you can appreciate cute and trendy succulent plants. While they mostly have a green color base, they often include other colors, often with pops of reds, blues and reds. This Mother’s Day, skip the tall flowers that often wilt within days and consider using a distressed pot filled with succulents to decorate your table. After the meal, gift these beautiful plants and their coordinating pot to your mom as a handmade Mother’s Day gift!
- Deco Art Americana Acrylic Paints
- Terracotta Pots in assorted sizes
- Hemp cord
- Succulents (and extra potting soil)
- Paper Straws
- Mother’s Day quotes (Free Printable here!)
I was recently asked to style a Mother’s Day brunch for Wholesale Party Supplies all centered around these pretty paper plates featuring succulents. I knew live succulents needed to be part of the tablescape so I went ahead and broke out my Americana paint to color coordinate some pots to match these pretty dessert plants.
In fact, I wasn’t the only one who got to paint these. My girls LOVE to paint (and are pretty good at it too!) so at two different painting sessions, they each helped me put a coat on some of the pots.
After drying, I went ahead and scuffed them up with some light sandpaper. This helped give them a bit more of the distressed look I was going for.
Once brushing off all the dust, I wrapped a little hemp cord around the rim for a little more texture.
Finally I added the final touch of a Mother’s Day quote on a little paper straw pick to each distressed pot with a quote about mom. You can download my designs for free!
Each pot was filled with a different style succulent.
Don’t they look cute together?
See more photos of this fun Mother’s Day brunch on the Wholesale Party Supplies website. Learn how to create the paper succulent napkins rings seen here.