Easy Potted Plant Decor

One thing you should know about me is that I am not a plant person!  I know very little about plants and flowers and desperately need help with our landscaping!  I am very slowly getting more knowledgeable on the subject thanks to my dad and my mother-in-law, but I’m definitely no pro!

That’s why this project is totally my speed!

The Golden Sycamore: Easy Potted Plant Decor

While I’m still learning with the real stuff, I thought I’d have a little “fake it” moment and cheat for a minute!  Shhh…don’t tell!  :)

The Golden Sycamore: Easy Potted Plant Decor

Instead of trying to keep another plant alive, I decided it would be best to go with an artificial plant for this project!  :)

Here’s how to put it together…

The Golden Sycamore: Easy Potted Plant Decor


Paintable pot

Artificial potted herb

Circle stencil and colored pencil

Paint and paint brush


Plastic bags

River stones

How to:

1. Cut out a circle shape and trace it onto your pot with a colored pencil (I used a circle paper punch to make my stencil)

The Golden Sycamore: Easy Potted Plant Decor

2. Paint inside of your circles with chalk paint or craft paint.

The Golden Sycamore: Easy Potted Plant Decor

3. Let paint dry and then use a little sandpaper to distress it a bit.

4. Fill pot part way with plastic bags.  This will help to fill the pot without having to use a ton of the heavy stones.

The Golden Sycamore: Easy Potted Plant Decor

5. Place your plant into the pot and fill with river stones.

The Golden Sycamore: Easy Potted Plant Decor

That’s it!  See!  So easy and it still brings a little freshness and style to your decor!

The Golden Sycamore: Easy Potted Plant Decor

And want to know a little secret?  I only painted circles on half of the pot, so if I ever choose to change up the design, I can just turn it around and use the other side!  Brilliant, right?!  ;)  I like to think so!  Haha!

The Golden Sycamore: Easy Potted Plant Decor

I hope you enjoyed this simple, yet stylish project.

If you’d like to keep up with more of what I’m up to, you can find me over on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.

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  1. so cute! i need some artificial herbs… i kill everything.
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  2. Well ya fooled me ;) I’m not a huge plant person either but I’m trying too!! It looks adorable!

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  3. Terri Hop says:

    Well, I think this looks adorable … once again the Golden Sycamore shines! It is also the perfect decoration if you have little furry friends at home a.k.a. cats! :) Thank you for sharing this Alli, it is another perfect touch!

  4. This is simply beautiful! Real or fake…great job!

  5. Love this!

  6. Your planter turned out so cute! I love anything polka-dots! So chic!
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  7. How pretty! I love how it turned out! Pinning this!

  8. looks great! such an easy update to a cheap pot!

  9. Loved this project! I picked it as one of the features for the Inspiration Gallery this week! Hope you’re having a great weekend :).

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  10. So cute and yet so simple. I just love it. Thanks for sharing!
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  11. How cute! Love the big polka dots and the white on gray! Looks so fun! :)
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  12. What a fun project idea!! I would love for you to link up to my Tasty Thursdays party going on right now. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2013/07/tasty-thursdays-52.html

    Thanks, Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

  13. Love this! Super cute, great color choices, and smart to only paint 1/2 of it!!! I would love if you would share this over at our blog hop http://www.ablossominglife.com/2013/08/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-35.html

  14. Totally cute Allison! Once again I find myself clicking on your link at a party… You do such fab stuff!
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  15. I love this project! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
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