I have some great memories from my childhood of doing sand art at the fair. Recently I have seen a few amazing videos of artists on Facebook who create masterpieces out of sand art. I decided to give it a go with a little twist and made a DIY Sand Art Succulent Planter. Instead of sand, I actually used salt because it is cheaper and more easily accessible. You will definitely want to make one so here is how to do it…
Step 1: Pour your salt out onto disposable plates. I used about a quarter cup of salt for each color. You could also use white sand but salt looks just as good and can be purchased at the grocery store. I got one large container and it cost less than a dollar.
Step 2: Add a different color of American Acrylics into each pile of salt. Start with a small amount and add more if you want to make the color more intense.
Step 3: Mix the paint into the salt. You’re hands will get messy which I love! If you don’t like getting down and dirty, I recommend you use gloves for this part. It will take a minute or so of kneading but in no time you will have the prettiest colored “sand” ever. By using Americana Acrylics, you are able to achieve such vibrant colors.
Step 4: Layer the colored salt in the glass vase. You can definitely get creative in the step. Making layers of different heights or tilt the vase and make slanted layers.
Step 5: Stick the succulent picks into the colored salt. I recommend adding the largest one first and have the taller ones go toward the back.
Didn’t it turn out so cute? You totally need to make one for yourself! The colors are so bring and springy – they’re sure to make you happy! I love succulents especially when I don’t have to water them.
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