We are thrilled to add this simple, pretty DIY project to our #12monthsofmartha collaboration with Martha Stewart.  It’s been a fun year so far filled with bunting banners, glitter magnets, Mother’s Day Brunch tables, and picnic dates (coming next week)– and now it’s time to introduce our pinkest project yet: this Easy DIY Hot Pink Clay Pot Makeover! There’s nothing like a makeover to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary, and after all, isn’t everything better in pink? Here’s what Melissa has to say about the project:

“When I was a little girl, I was obsessed with succulents and cacti. Years later, the trend returned (unless you live in Arizona) and I could not be more excited to see it make a comeback! Andy made me this succulent arrangement for my birthday in January and it’s still going strong.  The pot was originally spray painted white, but I was ready to give it a pretty-in-pink revamp so it could match the aesthetic of my new office makeover. You would not believe how easy this DIY was to create! With a little bit of paint, a paint brush, and some washi tape, I was all set up for success. And the coolest part?! It literally took me under 5 minutes!”


You will need a clay pot, Pink Dahlia multi-surface acrylic craft paint, and a paint brush.  Is that easy or what?


Gently pour your paint into a small bowl and mix with a paint brush. Ready for the fun part?


To get a perfect clean line, use washi tape below the line you would like to paint, and get started! The washi tape does not take off any of the paint. How cool is that?


And of course, plant your favorite plant/succulent or cactus arrangement, or even pretty spring flowers.


Now that’s what I call pretty in pink!

Shop the project: Decoupage Brush set, Pink Dahlia Multi-Surface Acrylic Craft Paint.

Disclaimer: Best Friends For Frosting is part of the 12 months of Martha program.  Grab a set and  look forward to cool products used in innovative ways all year around.

Styling & Tutorial // Melissa Johnson of Best Friends For Frosting

Photography // Nicole Dianne Photography

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    1. Leona Fallas

      My room is the exact same color palette! Cream, gold, hot pink, and shades of blue. You can check it out here: https://leonafallas.blogspot.com/2016/04/step-inside-my-apartment.html

    2. Leslie Kindrick

      The nature of red clay pots is water seeps into clay and eventually sodium stains appear on outside of pot. Are you doing anything to prevent stains showing up on outer side of pot so new paint isn’t ruined?