Tut Tuesday: DIY Dipped Neon Pots

April 3, 2012

You guys, I’ve never been a huge fan of pink. But HOT PINK? I can get on board with that. These pots were so fun and ridiculously easy to make. Read on to learn how to make your own.

You’ll need:

  • brown pot (mine are from IKEA and cost $1.99)
  • painter’s tape
  • Neon Pink fluorescent spray paint (found at Home Depot)

Start off by wrapping the tape around your pot at your desired height. I split mine in half so it would be pink on bottom and natural on top. After you have taped, paint the bottom of the pot with light, short bursts of paint. Hold the can far enough away to avoid paint drips. After about 3 coats, let ‘er dry.

Done! So simple, right? And adding a Succulent or two never hurt anyone. These really pop and look great as centerpieces. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen bits and pieces of the neon glory that is currently my life. There’s more in the works so just you wait…

**Happy Tuesday**

Update: if you love these bright neon pots, than you’ll LOVE these bright wooden fruit cups!

126 thoughts on “Tut Tuesday: DIY Dipped Neon Pots

    1. Lexy Post author

      Joy! These were so fun to make. I currently have three of them sitting out on our patio and I can’t help but stare every time I walk by them. Neon is the bee’s knees.

    1. Lexy Post author

      good idea for the gifting of the neon. i would love it if someone gave these to me. instead, i gave them to myself. :)

  1. jess naylor

    cute!! i’m actually planting a succulent garden today. i know i can’t kill succulents, so i can plant a real garden when the SNOW goes away!! blah

    1. Lexy Post author

      Thanks, Jess! That’s EXACTLY why I used succulents. They’re the only plant that can survive around me. The snow should be gone soon and then I want to see your succulent success!

  2. Chris Loves Julia

    Succulents have always been my favorite plant…and when someone asks me what my favorite flower is, I always say “succulents” with a smirk. But this combination floors me! Genius. So so so pretty. I’m gonna have to try it.

    1. Lexy Post author

      Thanks, girl. Succulents are one of my faves, too. They’re so gorgeous and SO different. I loved the hint of pink they had to offer. They pair well with the neon pink paint. So well it hurts.

    1. Lexy Post author

      Isn’t it great, Maggie? I love color and am so happy neon is makin’ a comeback. I’m over the moon about it! :) Sending an email your way as we type!

    1. Lexy Post author

      Thanks, Dene! I’m such a lover of succulents. I have had them for two weeks now and only watered them once! My kind of plant.

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Thanks, Marissa! You are so sweet and made my head grow about ten sizes too big! I’m excited that you’ll be sticking around! We all love Fab K!

    1. Lexy Post author

      Oh wow, Jen! I don’t know how I missed this comment but I am replying NOW! Thank you so much for your sweet words. I hope you made some neon pots of your own this summer! We’ve been in a lot of the same alt classes so I’m excited to follow you as well! :)

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  5. ppomme

    I love he brightness and hue of this fluo pink. The finish product is so perfect and works so well with the succulent. I will definitely add this project on my list to do list ;)

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  7. Leni

    Cute! Would be great as a gift/bridal shower gift. I have a very bright yellow spray paint I want to try this on now.

    1. Lexy Post author


      I ALMOST sprayed them yellow! I’ve got a project coming up involving some neon yellow so stay tuned! If you paint some pots yellow, link up and let me know! I’d love to see them!



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    1. Lexy Post author

      Thanks, for the feature, Jeanee! These pots are one of my favorite projects! Super colorful and SUPER CHEAP!



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    1. Lexy Post author

      Kristina, you’re absolutely right. Everyone needs the neon. It’s so great. And they are still so bright and pink! I love ‘em. :)

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  23. Macquel

    Lex– I’m gonna make these this week! I needed a cheap, easy, BRIGHT, diy for my patio and these are just the most perfect thing. I love all your fab ideas that you so willingly share with the world wide web. :) love, mm

    1. Lexy Post author

      I’m so glad you’re going to make them! We have a bunch on our back patio and we love ‘em. They are just fun and cheerful. I haven’t seen succulents at Home Depot lately. (They must be out?) I’m gonna check Lowe’s next!

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Becca, get painting that planter, girl! Since I posted this, I’ve been seeing lots of neon planters popping up all over the web. I even saw a bright orange one that I fell in love with. Post pics when you’re done so I can see how they turn out! :)

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Meagan! Imperfections are what make projects unique! Please take some pictures. I’m dying to see how they turned out! Aren’t they just super easy to make?!?

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