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Spray Paint Faux Succulents White For Spring Decor

The faux succulents I spray painted white are simply gorgeous. I got the idea from a gift shop item I spotted last week on vacation. Just wait until you see these beauties. 

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Today is one of my favorite days of the month: Thrift Store Decor Tour Day. After reading my tutorial, be sure to take the tour.

The white succulents needed vases or pots, so I gathered items from my “treasured junk finds” shelf in the workshop.

faux succulents for DIY project

Then I pulled out my tote of faux or artificial succulents. I bought most of them at Dollar Tree, but a few came from local craft stores when I caught them on sale.

selection of faux succulents to spray paint for DIY project

I selected these small artificial succulents for today’s project.

how to spray paint artificial or faux succulents

The faux white succulent and vase that inspired this project had a flat or matte sheen. I didn’t think I had a good flat white paint on my shelf, so I went to the local home improvement store and purchased the Krylon Fusion matte finish paint in white.

best white spray paint with matte finish

I applied a couple of coats of Krylon spray paint to three succulents and one clear vase. The paint did not seem to cover well and had those little clear runny spots you sometimes see when spray painting items. 

Looking over the paint shelf in my workshop again, I found a can of white flat spray paint. This spray paint worked much better, and I could have saved some money. Next time, I will check my supplies a little closer.

how to use spray paint to update faux succulents for Spring decor

The project turned out better than I anticipated. I love the look of the white succulents, which are displayed here with the gold metallic spray-painted vases from last month.

white faux succulents

I made the faux silver mercury glass a few years ago. I like combining vintage items like the enamel cup with modern decor. The enamel cup is a find from my favorite junk shop.

how to make designer decor with white spray paint

Finding inspiration for DIY projects is as easy as keeping your eyes open when shopping, driving, looking at magazines, etc. 

spray paint faux succulents white for Spring decor

This was such a fun project. Spray paint makes everything better….even my day! Spray paint is the miracle product everyone needs in their DIY/craft supplies. 

Now it’s time to take the Thrift Store Decor Tour. Just click the text links below the “before” makeovers photo collage…..

thrift store decor

Thrift Store Decor Tour….
Thrift Store Lamp Refresh – My Repurposed Life
Spray Paint Faux Succulents – Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
Restoring An Outdoor Lantern – Our Southern Home
Fondue Forks As Plant Labels – Sadie Seasongoods
Succulent Letter Planter Arrangement – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Vintage Metal Lunchbox Planter – Organized Clutter
Upcycled MCM China Cabinet – Shop At Blu
Candle For Mother’s Day – Domestically Speaking

spray paint vases and artificial succulents white
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As always, thanks for being here, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Such a fresh look for spring! I would have never thought of painting the succulents. I have some faux ones on the screened porch that are fading. This would be a good project for them!

  2. I like the way they turned out too! I have some Dollar Tree succulents I could try it with!