DIY mason jar succulent pots

Can you believe we’ve never DIY’d with succulents before? We are brand new to the succulent craze but spied the cutest potted ones put together by Home Depot at the recent SNAP conference and we were motivated to pot our own so, we gave it a go! Without further adieu, here’s our painted mason jars succulent pots,

DIY Mason Jar Succulents. Love how easy and cheap these are to make! via @lollyjaneblog

…including free printable gift tags- perfect for Mothers Day or for teacher appreciation week!

DIY mason jar succulent pots with free printable gift tags. Perfect for Mothers Day or Teacher Appreciation!

We snagged these pretties at Home Depot for just $1.99 each. Love the variety!

Gorgeous succulents! See how transformed them!

They come in cute little black pots. We’re saving these for a future DIY! ;)

Gorgeous succulents! See how transformed them!

We rounded up a few stray mason/glass jars and paired them with 3 of our fav chalky paint hues by DecoArt.   We’ve included some (affiliate) links so you can easily make your own.

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Colors Used:

Check out DecoArt’s full line of colors, we used Delicate (yellow), Smitten (coral) and Refreshing (green).  They have a great sealer too.  We’ve used their products many times, click through to see all of our DecoArt projects on our site.  We also contribute to their blog, lots of inspiration to visit!

Gorgeous succulents! See how transformed them with chalky paint!

Love how easy the chalky paint goes on and sticks to the glass. We almost always use foam brushes with chalky paint, btw, it has a super smooth finish!

Gorgeous succulents! See how transformed them with chalky paint + old mason jars!

True to Lolly Jane style, we used a sanding block to distress the jars (similar to our craft mason jars here.)

Gorgeous succulents! See how transformed them with chalky paint + old mason jars!

Simply fill with potting soil and move the succulents to their new home!

Love these cute painted mason jars as succulent pots! Cute! via

LOVE how low maintenance these are = no draining necessary, yay! (Let’s see if we can keep them alive, lol!)

Love these chalky painted mason jar potted succulents. Cute! (and includes a free gift tag printable!) via


Love these chalky painted mason jar potted succulents. Cute! (and includes a free gift tag printable!) via

Such a fun way to display these little suckers, right?

Love these chalky painted mason jar potted succulents. Cute! (and includes a free gift tag printable!) via

What were we posting about again? Oh yeah! HA! So we plugged a cute gift tag on these (just a skewer w/ washi tape on the back) and they’re now the PERFECT Mothers Day or Teacher Appreciation gift!

DIY mason jar succulent pots with free printable gift tags. Perfect for Mothers Day or Teacher Appreciation!

Here’s a closer look at the Mothers Day gift tags, (the teacher tags just replace Mom with Teacher):

Cute gift tags! FREE download- perfect for Mothers Day OR Teacher Appreciation!

Download the FREE  teacher tags here // FREE Mothers Day tags here

DIY mason jar succulent pots with free printable gift tags. Perfect for Mothers Day or Teacher Appreciation!

Please pin so your friends can make these too (:

DIY mason jar succulents. So easy and pretty. Great gift idea!! |via

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The Mom/Dad/Grad-themed Year of Celebrations Pinterest party will be held this Sunday, May 4, and you all are all cordially invited to join in!

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  1. 1

    These turned out so cute! Love them. Great use of the chalky paint!

    • 2

      Thanks Tara! We will slap chalky paint on just about anything, haha! :D

  2. 3

    CUTE! I love the gift tags that you added!

  3. 5

    I love this idea – I have the paint and the jar will be popping down to the garden center – and I love the printables. Thank you for sharing

  4. 7

    LOVE! You got me wanting to make these now!

  5. 8
  6. 9

    Girls, these are so gorgeous and the perfect Teacher Appreciation gift! THANK YOU for the inspiration!

    Melanie :)

  7. 10

    These are adorable! I would love to get this as a gift!

  8. 11

    Hello! This is absolutely lovely! Pinning :) Visiting from Snap linky.
    Then, SO sad I missed the yearofcelebrations party! Do you know what will the next party theme will be? Thanks ;) come visit me ‘:)
    Ursula @

    • 12

      Hi Ursula! We’ll do it again for Father’s Day! Subscribe to our emails so you can keep in touch (;

  9. 13

    Oh so very pretty!!! I’d happily display them here! hehe :)

  10. 14


    I just finished making 5 of these for all of the important mothers in our life! I would LOVE to share a picture…. How can I do that?

    • 15

      Hi Laura! Just tag @lollyjaneblog on any social media outlet or on Instagram/FB you can use the hashtag #lollyjaneprojects. Thanks so much! Can’t wait to see! Yay! XO

  11. 16


    So just painted my jars with a foam brush, but my finish looks grainy??? Any suggestions?

    • 17

      Hi Mandee, Did you use chalky/chalk paint? It’s a very smooth paint, regardless of what type of brush you use. If your chalk paint is home made, it could be that you didn’t mix the plaster of Paris well enough with the latex/water combo. You can also soak the jar and scrub the paint off and use a good quality brand of straight acrylic paint (like DecoArt Multisurface, which covers glass very smoothly.) We’ve also used regular latex paint. Good luck!! :)

      • 18


        I used the same paint you suggested…I painted 2 coats and after I sanded it, it looks a little better…just thought I missed a step somewhere…thanks!!! :)

  12. 19


    love this! paint is drying as I type :)
    any chance you can tell me what the font is on the printable?
    i want to type my own thing on the blanks and i love that font!!
    thanks so much!

    • 20

      Thanks Alicia! The font for “grow” is Bombshell Pro and the rest of the font is “Jacques & Gilles”. There is a blank one if you want to use that on the printable. ;) Enjoy!

  13. 21

    Victoria Powell

    Thanks for this idea! Making it today. Do I need the sealer or is it fine with just the paint? Thanks!

    • 22

      It’s fine with paint but will chip more, a quick seal will prevent that (:

  14. 23

    I love this post. These are so cute.

  15. 24

    Betty Rubble

    Suculents need a well drained vessel and do require water when the soil becomes dry to the touch. So, these mason jars are very cute as a gift, as long as the recipients knows they must be transplanted in order to live. I keep them in the small store containers then just set it in the vessel of choice.

    • 25

      We love how low maintenance these are, for sure. Great advice, thanks Betty!


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