{Make it} DIY painted glass jar planters

Painted glass jar planters | Growing SpacesMaterials:
Glass jars
Enamel paint (I used Plasti-kote’s Fast Dry Enamel Brush On in Jade, Sky Blue and Lavender)
Sponge (I used a kitchen sponge)
Small pebbles
Potting soil
Mini succulents

Sponge-painted glass jar planter | Growing Spaces

1. Clean and dry the jars. Pour a little enamel paint out into a dish, and dab with the sponge (you don’t want to overload the sponge).
2. Pat the sponge gently onto the bottom of the jar, going over the area at the bottom until the jar is totally covered, but leaving a lighter covering at the top for a graduated look. Leave the dry and repeat if necessary.
3. Put a layer of small pebbles into the base of the jar (for drainage) and then fill with potting soil to the rim.
4. Use your fingers to make a hole in the soil and then pop in your mini succulent, pressing the soil down around it to make sure it’s firmly planted (I used the back of a teaspoon for the cactus to avoid getting pricked!).

DIY glass jar planters | Growing Spaces

DIY painted glass jar planters tutorial | Growing Spaces


Disclosure: Plasti-kote provided me with the paint for this project free of charge



  1. October 9, 2014 / 2:41 pm

    Oh, I love these, so pretty! Now I see they are not aquarium rocks – though am a little intrigued to try something which uses those too.

    • Heather Young October 9, 2014 / 9:13 pm

      Aquarium rocks? In the soil? Just potting soil I’m afraid πŸ™‚

    • Heather Young October 9, 2014 / 9:19 pm

      You’ve got my mind working about how to use aquarium rocks now though…

  2. October 9, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    Super cute and so spot-on Urban Jungle Bloggers! Hope to see your shelfie in a few weeks πŸ˜‰

    • Heather Young October 9, 2014 / 9:11 pm

      I am already planning my shelfie! These planters may make another appearance, but I think there’ll be some new elements too πŸ˜‰

  3. October 10, 2014 / 12:16 pm

    Oh I love these so much! They’d look perfect on my kitchen window sill in fact πŸ˜‰

  4. October 10, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    These are great. I love succulents, generally the only plants that survive in my house!

    • Heather Young October 13, 2014 / 12:28 pm

      Same here Vicki. Although I’m quite proud that I’ve kept some geraniums alive for over six months now…

  5. February 28, 2017 / 8:23 am

    I love your jar planters ideas.It looks so good and gives a decent look.I also try this pattern.Thanks!

  6. May 9, 2018 / 12:36 am

    It is a very lovely creation and it will help the other to do it very easily thanks for the post.

  7. November 12, 2018 / 8:06 am

    The well described the printed glass jar planters. I hope that we will get more new information in the future also.

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