DIY Metallic Tattooed Flower Pots

April 24, 2017

This simple, but oh-so-chic tutorial for DIY Metallic Tattooed Flower Pots will take ordinary pots from drab to fab in just a couple minutes!

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I love this time of year!  Everything begins to, once again, become lush and green.  I start bringing out pots from the basement to fill with all new plants.  The itch to have flowers and greenery has certainly shown up these past few weeks.  There are handing planters filled with Pansies in the front and backyard.  I filled two new pots with succulents and transplanted Jumping Johnnies that are randomly sprouting up in our front yard.

My itchy green thumb has made its way indoors, as well.  We already have our share of houseplants, but I recently added new plants to our living room and office.  Our office is one of my favorite rooms to add greenery.  It’s where I spend most of my days working on the blog.  I want to be surrounded by natural elements, elements that remind me of being outside when I can’t be.  So while I was recently going through some of our pots in the basement, I decided to give a couple small pots a trendy makeover.

In the past year, crafting with temporary tattoos has become an easy way to take surfaces from drab to fab.   During this past Halloween season, I added metallic tattoos to a ceramic skull.  I loved the look so much that I decided to decorate my small flower pots with tattoos.  First, I spray painted the surface with a flat white paint. Once the paint dried, I planted some small succulents and added some marble chips.  Then, I added tattoos.



  1. If flower pots aren’t already white, spray paint the outside of the pots.  You don’t have to worry about the inside too much since you’ll have plants in them.
  2. Add a small layer of marble nuggets to the bottom of each pot for drainage.
  3. Then, add potting mix into each pot.
  4. Plant a small succulent in each pot.  Add very little water to each plant (succulents don’t need much).  
  5. Top pots with marble nuggets.
  6. Cut out a metallic tattoo from the sheet and peel off backing.
  7. Position tattoo onto the pot and dampen with a paper towel.
  8. Keep moistening tattoo until it begins to slide off.
  9. If you’re keeping these pots outside, spray them with a coat of clear spray paint to protect the tattoos.
  10. Dry completely and display.

I absolutely love how these pots turned out! They’ve made a great addition to my office desk.  See this DIY in action on my Facebook page! My quick video tutorial will show you how easy it is to turn plain flower pots into something incredibly chic!


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  • Reply Eugenia Lung April 24, 2017 at 7:38 PM

    I love these!! I am doing something similar on a larger scale for my front yard!

    • Reply Jessica April 24, 2017 at 8:20 PM

      Thank you! Your project sounds awesome! I hope you share pics when you’re done! 🙂

  • Reply Kendra April 24, 2017 at 10:24 PM

    These turned out so cool! Love the metallic look.

    • Reply Jessica April 25, 2017 at 9:05 AM

      I love metallic touches on home decor. Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply debcb April 25, 2017 at 10:35 AM

    Love this!! Such a cute idea! Going to share on my FB

    • Reply Jessica April 25, 2017 at 8:03 PM

      Thanks so much! And I appreciate the share! 🙂

  • Reply Ashley May 3, 2017 at 8:42 PM

    This is such a cute idea! I might try it out with my oldest daughter. We are putting together a list of rainy day craft ideas and I think she’d love this one.

    • Reply Jessica May 4, 2017 at 9:35 AM

      This would definitely make a fun rainy day project! I hope you and your daughter enjoying making these tattooed pots together! 🙂

  • Reply Anna Jo May 8, 2017 at 2:17 AM

    These are lovely! This is the kind of idea I’ve had ever since I attempted to propagate my cacti; I’m still waiting for them to grow roots before I can place them on pots. Thanks for writing this post! Dropping by from the Inspire Me Monday Blog Hop!

    • Reply Jessica May 8, 2017 at 11:17 AM

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you like this DIY. Good luck propagating your cacti! ?

  • Reply Rebecca May 9, 2017 at 11:49 PM

    That is so smart to use temporary tattoos to decorate you pots. They are simple but look so elegant and modern.

    • Reply Jessica May 10, 2017 at 7:49 AM

      Thanks so much! Temporary tattoos are one of my favorite ways to dress up projects!

  • Reply Karren Haller May 10, 2017 at 11:58 AM

    Jessica, these are the cutest pots and I am loving succulents, collecting them.

    • Reply Jessica May 10, 2017 at 1:58 PM

      Thanks so much! Aren’t succulents great? I just wish I was a little better at keeping them alive! Haha!

  • Reply Crystal May 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    These turned out so cute! Love the classy element they add to the decor! Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog linky party:)

    • Reply Jessica May 10, 2017 at 8:54 PM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply marilyn1998 May 10, 2017 at 9:53 PM

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Like someone in person today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!

    • Reply Jessica May 11, 2017 at 7:21 AM

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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    These are super cute. I have succulents that could use pretty little pots. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & sharing.

    • Reply Jessica May 17, 2017 at 4:12 PM

      Thanks so much! I hope your succulents got pretty new pots out of this project. 🙂

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      Thank you so much for the feature! Have a great weekend!

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