K guys ... this is really about as DIY as it gets over here. I'm more of a #DIFM (do it for me) type of gal, but I can't resist a good arts & crafts sesh every once in awhile. Plus, the littles love it. What can I say, I'm a charitable lady - I'm doing it for the kids ;)
This is about as simple as they come - here's what you need:
+ terracotta pots from home depot (ours were under $5 each)
+ acrylic paints & paint brushes (sponge brushes work great, as well as regular paint brushes)
+ cactus & succulent potting soil
+ succulents or cacti of your choice (cacti always makes me feel so grammatically appropriate)
So here's the scoop - I am a total control freak, so I pick 3-5 colors that the kids can paint with and then let them go hog-wild. Usually it turns into a grayish-brown because they're 1 & 3, but at least the pots all look consistent (i.e. presentable).
My goal in doing these was to be able to use them around the house and while I love primary colors #wink, I don't want to look at them on my mantle.