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.

Monochrome Acrylic Paint Pour Plant Pot

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!

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

  1. 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!

  2. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

  3. 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

  4. I love how these have turned out! Such a simple but effective DIY. I bet it was super relaxing as well to do.
    Have liked and subscribed to your channel, blog and Pinterest!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsyโ€™s Antics

    1. Thank you, Aimsy! I’ve subbed back and look forward to seeing more of your content ๐Ÿ™‚ And omg yes it’s so impossible to get wrong that it was really fun to just sit and pour! xo

  5. 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! ๐Ÿ˜

      1. 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 ๐Ÿ˜Š thank you for sharing!

        ๐ŸŒฟ Marissa Belle ร— ๐ŸŒฟ

      2. 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 |

      3. 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. Youโ€™re amazing, keep doing what you do with YouTube and your blog. I am excited to read and explore more of your DIY tutorials!

      4. 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

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