This blue gradient DIY planter idea shines bright in the perfect combo of cool winter colors, but brings that much needed greenery, reminiscent of the coming warmer months, into your space. It’s a perfect decor piece to bridge the gap between holiday and spring decor! Although it may look complicated, the technique to get this ombre effect is really quite simple. So much so, that you will soon find yourself recreating the look on every surface you can find!
Supplies to make this gradient DIY planter idea:
- Montana Gold Spray Paint in Malachite, Malachite Dark, Reef, and Shock Blue Dark
- Unfinished Ceramic Planter
- Faux or Real Greenery
Begin this DIY planter idea by prepping your painting surface. You want to make sure you paint outdoors in a well ventilated space on a tarp or piece of cardboard. Then sit your planter upright on the surface. Begin at the top of the planter and spray a band of the lightest color paint around the top 1/4 of the planter. Be sure to keep the can about 12″ away from the surface you are painting to avoid drips.
Repeat with the next darker color and paint another band around the planter just below the first color letting the spray overlap onto the first color a bit to create the ombre fade.
Continue with the next two colors going darker with each band. Once you have painted all the bands of color, let the planter sit to dry for an hour. Once the paint is dry, fill the planter with dirt and your favorite plant, or take my approaching to having pretty plants all year long and just add faux succulents!
I am so in love with this DIY planter idea! The blue ombre is perfect for the cooler winter months and really pops against the greenery. If you want to take your crafting a bit further, once painted, try splattering the surface with white acrylic paint for a “snowfall” look! Now that is wintry perfection right there!
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Kara is the owner and designer of Kailo Chic. She loves all things bright, colorful, and patterned. Kara also loves interior design, DIY projects, designing new accessories, gardening, and cooking. A Kailo Chic Life features all of these passions.