DIY: Stunning Marble Plant Pots w/ Acrylic Pour Paints!

Hello gorgeous people and welcome to a prologue to my IKEA hack mini series! I’d planned to keep this series to the three posts I mentioned in my DIY/Crafting Bucketlist . . . But when this idea sprang up, I just couldn’t resist! So what are we crafting today? 

These beautiful plant pots! I grabbed some $2 basic plant pots from IKEA because . . . well, because basic is better than the ugly plastic pots plants all seem to come in. This 5 minute, easy AF hack I discovered though?

Chuck the $2 price tag in the bin – these might as well be from Anthropologie because they are stunning.

Plus, all you need are some acrylic pour paints – which you can pick up for super cheap and use in lots of other fun ways. You guys know how much your girl loves her a super simple craft.

What I love about these is that you can customise them in any number of ways. My room is more “hippy dippy” vibes, so the warm golden tones fit right in. I’m currently DIY-ing some fun gifts for my boyfriend’s birthday, though, so that monochrome plant pot is going straight to him. 

Whatever colour scheme you’re trying to fit, you can buy paint shades that suit you.

(Pin these for me, lovelies!)



If you want a quick-n-easy tutorial to follow, make sure to watch my Youtube video and subscribe to me over on there too!

  1. Tip your plant pots upside down on a covered surface.
  2. In your disposable cup/jar, pour each colour of your acrylic pour paint into a separate corner. It’s important to make sure you’re not just putting block layers of one colour into your cup. In each layer of cup, make sure you’re including each of your colours.
  3. Tip your cup upside down over your plant pot.
  4. And that’s it! Leave the paint to set for a minimum of 6 hours (I left mine overnight), scrape off any extra paint and enjoy your paint pots!


If you guys have been following my blog for the past few months, you have have noticed my *constant* references to my plant collection. I say collection loosely, it’s really more of an obsession. (At present, I have 36 plants in my office. And that’s not included plants I’ve grouped together in terrariums. Corona can’t come for my lungs when my air’s this clean.)

I’ve actually been “investigating” different ways to spice up my plant pots recently – so let me know if you guys enjoy this kind of content and I can create more! Or you can skip to other people’s content – in which case, make sure you’re following my gardening & planter Pinterest boards for more inspiration!

On a completely unrelated note, your girl is trying to cater to the Pinterest algorithm by making video pins. I made one for this post (you can see it live and repin it here if you want), but the video footage really picks up all the shimmering tones in the paint. I’ve also included the clip below so check it out. I think it really shows just how beautiful these actually turn out!

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Alright, lovers, that’s a wrap! As I’m sure you can probably guess, this post means your girl is back. I’ve missed chatting to you all, so I’m going to have fun checking in on everyone’s blogs. I did use my off-screen time well and have been making lots of cute shit, so watch this space . . .

Did you guys enjoy this post? Would you make these pots yourself? Was your favourite the gold finish or the monochrome? Let me know your thoughts down below!


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48 thoughts on “DIY: Stunning Marble Plant Pots w/ Acrylic Pour Paints!

  1. arshia – India – I'm Arshia, an undergraduate student studying Philosophy, with an eclectic mix of interests that ensure that I'm amused at all times! I love to write and express my thoughts, experiences, and stories, and if you'd like to give them a read, head on over to my blog!
    arshia says:

    Good to see you back, Mia! These pots look absolutely stunning and I love the combination of warm tones you’ve taken oh dear god. Can’t wait to see all the DIYs you’ve been trying out!

    1. Thank you, Arshia! I found acrylic paint pouring in my quest for off screen hobbies and omg i have so many fun projects coming up with ’em! xx

  2. Keri Elaine – Hi! My name is Keri and I am a working actress. Welcome to my corner of the internet, where I talk a ton about mindset, share some travel highlights, the arts, life experiences with a splash of fashion. If you appreciate the arts, fashion, mindset, comedic skits, and open conversation, then this is the site for you!
    Keri Elaine says:

    So happy you’re back Mia! This was so simple, but has the greatest results!

    1. Aw thank you Keri! 🙂 x

  3. infinitelyadaydreamer – Sydney – hey there, I'm Maryam! A minimalist, intersectional feminist, lifestyle + wellness blogger and creatively driven teen from sunny Sydney. I'm an aspiring interior designer and self proclaimed iced coffee fanatic. Welcome to infinitelyadaydreamer, a home for all my internal musings. I hope you'll stay a while x
    infinitelyadaydreamer says:

    Really glad to have you back Mia! Back and better than ever, of course. I love this cute lil idea! DIYS are plenty of fun and such a good way to practice being creative! Somehow it doesn’t come naturally to everyone, lol.

    1. Thank you as always Maryam! 🙂 It was really just a way to use some leftover paint I had but I really liked how it turned out. Ahaha I can see you as being a super creative person

  4. K.M. Sutton – I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!
    K.M. Sutton says:

    Girl you own that frickin mic! Oh my lawd! Is there anything you can’t do?!?! These are stunning! And WAY better then Anthroplogie! Also I have so many (drunken) fond memories of Ikea. My whole NYC apartment was a walking Ikea showroom. And how it did not fall apart I have no idea. <3

    1. Thank you, Kate! <3 Hehe I love bit of anthropologie but their prices...yikes... Oooh I bet it looked fab then. IKEA is the go to for affordable but cute stuff (although you're right... not the most structurally sound) xx

  5. I absolutely love this idea, Mia! I’ve never seen it before but it’s so cute. I’m totally trying this out on my little plant pots around the house. Great post 🙂

    Anika |

    1. Thank you, Anika! It’s so easy – let me know what you end up creating 🙂 x

  6. Keri Elaine – Hi! My name is Keri and I am a working actress. Welcome to my corner of the internet, where I talk a ton about mindset, share some travel highlights, the arts, life experiences with a splash of fashion. If you appreciate the arts, fashion, mindset, comedic skits, and open conversation, then this is the site for you!
    Anonymous says:

    So happy you’re here Mia!
    Keri Elaine

  7. Hannah – Hello there! My name is Hannah and I am a 22 year old lifestyle blogger who loves travelling, coffee and social media. Welcome to my corner of the Internet.
    Hannah says:

    Love this idea – the monochrome one is my favourite! xx

    1. Thank you, Aimsy! I’ve subbed back and look forward to seeing more of your content 🙂 And omg yes it’s so impossible to get wrong that it was really fun to just sit and pour! xo

    1. Thank you Paige! Let me know if you ever give it a go 😀

  8. Wow I love those pots! Painting plant pots is one of my favourite things, I even started a little business doing it at university to make more money. Loving the colours on this one!

    1. That’s so cool! Do you have any pictures of them? Love seeing other people’s creative projects! x

      1. I just had a quick look and they’re so cute!! xx

  9. I absolutely love this idea. They look amazing, and so much more expensive than they were. It’s a fun way to customise something too x


    1. Thank you Sophie! It’s such a fun little craft x

    1. Thank you lovely! And omg right? I love when you can flip something nice and affordable into something chic x

  10. These are honestly SO beautiful! I recently bought some acrylic paints to do some mini clay projects, and this sounds like something I could try thank you for sharing!

    Marissa Belle ×

    1. Thank you lovely, I’m glad you liked the finished product! X

  11. I love how these little pots turned out! You’re so creative and I love seeing all your DIY projects. You always make them look so easy too!

    Eileen |

    1. Thank you so much, Eileen! Ahah I’m glad you think they look easy – but this one really is super simple to do! x

  12. I love this diy project! I wish I had more time to commit to these things instead of just reading and watching videos about them. You’re amazing, keep doing what you do with YouTube and your blog. I am excited to read and explore more of your DIY tutorials!

    1. Thank you so much – I’m really excited to see more from your content too 🙂

    1. Thank you for reading lovely!x

  13. cherbelle – I’m just a young, care free woman figuring out her place in the world by using fashion, food, beauty and travel to meet the woman I was destined to be.
    cherbelle says:

    These pot plants are absolutely stunning ! These are so cute , I’m obsessed.

  14. Those plant pots are so cute! I love the gold ones, love the marble affect on them! I feel like I would get very carried away with these and just keep decorating so many plant pots haha. Although there’s no harm in that! Thank you for sharing how to make these!!

    Chloe xx

    1. Thank you for reading, Chloe! I see absolutely no harm in painting loads of pots 😉 xx

    1. Thank you for reading, Allie! x

  15. I have a pot like this and was confused as how I can decorate it! Now, I have a beautiful idea because of you! Thankyou

    1. I’m so glad this could help 🙂 Thanks for reading! <3

      1. You’re welcome and thankyou for stopping by my profile!

    1. Thank you for reading lovely! I’m glad you liked the finished product 🙂 xo

  16. Rossy Galaxy – Pacific Northwest – I'm a full-time SAHM to an energetic 5 year old boy and I'm married to my best friend. / / I love makeup, photography and cars.
    Rossy Galaxy says:

    Girl this look amazinggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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