DIY Gold Succulent Vases for just $6

I’ve been having SO much fun decorating my new house, and figuring out where everything will go. This girl is getting her pinterest on! 😉
The space I’ve been working on right now is my blogging station. It’s almost done, but I still have a few finishing touches before I do a full reveal.
One of the things I REALLY wanted on my desk area were some cute little plants. When I found these mini juice glasses at Walmart for $1 a piece, I just knew what I could use them for- succulent vases!

For this tutorial, you will need as many glasses as you have succulents, painter’s tape, newspaper, and gold spray paint.
First, you need to wash your cups and dry them really well.
Next, encircle the outside of the glasses with newspaper.
Use painter’s tape to secure the newspaper to  the glasses.
Now you can spray the insides of your glasses with gold spray paint. I wanted to do it this way because I wanted the glass to be nice and shiny on the outside, and not have to worry about it getting scratched.
All that is left for you to do now is to put your succulents into the glasses! I made sure to add some pebbles/rocks to the bottom for extra drainage. But I’m just planning on watering it with a spray bottle, so the vases and succulents will get a mist watering, instead of a drenching. 
I LOVE LOVE LOVE them so much! I’m going to try my hand at propagating them so I will have more for around the house. 🙂
In case you didn’t already notice, I kinda went crazy with the gold spray paint. My husband walked in on me accessorizing my desk, and was like, “Someone really likes gold.” Haha!

The cost breakdown for this project was $6 for the vases ($4 for all the cups, and $2 for the gold spray paint) and about $12 for all the succulents.

I can’t wait to share the rest of it with you all! It is my DREAM blogging station! 

Stay tuned for more! XOXO

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  1. Unknown

    November 2nd, 2015 at 5:38 am

    Very nice! I would never have realized the value of painting inside the glasses so I am glad I read your instructions. The plants you used are perfect too! Just wish I knew what each one is called and how long you can expect them to remain in their lovely new vases. I also loved the window box style container you painted. Really lovely and creative work. Thanks for sharing!

  2. carla stevenson

    September 2nd, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    I have ben going crazy this year with American accent gold metallic paint myself. I am happy to have come across your page as I have many glass items I use for plants purchased from dollar tree. I love the idea of painting inside it adds much more life to the paint. I also learned what to do with my plants tht are in cups and pots that have no drainage in them which is what I was about to google next. I just want to add that dollar tree had so many different succulents this year I bought out most local stores and the value to the faux ones are no watering needed and will last forever. Hope I am able to help you as much as you have me

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