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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. Holy CUTE and super easy to make (and cheap!) 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!

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

They come in cute little black pots. We’re saving these for a future DIY! πŸ˜‰

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

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.

Supply list:

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

Free tags:

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 lollyjane.com 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 lollyjane.com 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 lollyjane.com transformed them with chalky paint + old mason jars!

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

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

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

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

Cute!

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

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

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 www.lollyjane.com

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  1. 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,

  2. this is my first diy with chalk paint. I used a sponge brush and the DecoArt brand paint, but I have brush streaks on mine. Do you know what I can use differently next time? Also, did you use a sealer in this project? If so, was it the wax or something else? Thank you so much, these are super cute. We’re making them for teacher gifts. πŸ™‚

  3. This is my first attempt using chalky paint. I used the brand you recommended, with a foam brush, but on my jars you can see the brush lines. I don’t see those in your picture. What did I do wrong?

    1. Hi Teresa! To avoid streaks/brush lines, paint light + thin coats. Make sure each coat is completely dry before adding another coat. 3 coats should be plenty πŸ™‚

  4. I adore succulents. When I was a kid, my granny would create a concoction out of succulents to cure ear infections. That is my first memory of it. She said the succulents are “home guardians”. I’d sure love to have them again.

  5. super cute and I am printing those little tags! BTW, my indoor succulents aren’t easy to care for especially when they don’t have drainage; have a dead one now to replant. Mine like a shaded spot outdoors better then indoors. Glad they are pretty cheap to replant. I live in Scottsdale, not far from you!

  6. Love these! We want to do this for our Mothers Day activity for Activity Days. How long would you say the paint takes to dry on the mason jars?

  7. I love this idea, I am fond of mason jars and looking for a project with succulents. Pinned. Would love you to share this on the Happiness is Homemade Link Party on Sundays, Susan @craftingafamily.com

  8. So beautiful! I’m going to try this tomorrow. Just curious on what size succulent plants did you use? And also, did you use any additional soil or rocks to put in the jars? Thanks for your help!

    1. Hi! We used the small succulents, they’re the $2.98 ones over at Lowe’s/Home Depot. We added 2″ of rocks and cactus soil as well. Thanks, Erika!! πŸ™‚

  9. Hi Kelli & Kristi! These DIY mason jar succulents turned out so cute. What a fun gift! You have been featured this week at Dishing It & Digging It. Thank you so much for sharing with us πŸ™‚

  10. I love the shabby-chic look of these mason jar planters. They would be great gifts for teacher appreciation or Mother’s Day. The little gift tag flags are a sweet finishing touch.

    1. Thanks Cindy! Just be sure to drill holes in the bottom so they can drain and not get moldy… yes, we learned the hard way. Haha! πŸ˜‰

  11. I loved these! My toddler and I made some as Mother’s Day gifts. They turned out so cute!

  12. As someone who doesn’t know what the crap they’re doing when it comes to crafts and things like this, I really appreciate the details from paint type/color to jar sizes! This post was so helpful and I can’t wait to make my own succulent pots. I might even show you guys a picture when I’m done. haha It’s going to be a big deal when they’re finished!! Thanks again for the great tutorial!

  13. wow, these look fantastic – and it seems so simple, too. I can’t wait to give this a try myself, I just hope they turn out as awesome as your pictures πŸ™‚

  14. I did this last night! Painted 2 16 oz jars (yours is yellow) with the colors “Treasure” and “Yesteryear.” Used some dot sponges to give them glittery polka dots and added some gems! ADORABLE.

  15. Great question, Abby! These are unwaxed but you can pair it with DecoArt’s wax finish if it will be outside or close to little hands to protect it (:

  16. 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.

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

  18. love this! paint is drying as I type πŸ™‚
    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!

    1. 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. πŸ˜‰ Enjoy!

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

    1. 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!! πŸ™‚

      1. 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!!! πŸ™‚

  20. 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?

    1. 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

  21. Hello! This is absolutely lovely! Pinning πŸ™‚ Visiting from Snap linky.
    Then, SO sad I missed the yearofcelebrations party! Do you know what will the next party theme will be? Thanks πŸ˜‰ come visit me ‘:)
    Ursula @ http://kraftmint.com

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

    Smiles,
    Melanie πŸ™‚

  23. 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

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