DIY Glow In The Dark Planters

Glow In The Dark Planters

There are tons of photos going around social media about Glow In The Dark Planters.  I just had to try to do this for myself.  I want glow in the dark planters in my back yard too!

Just look at how beautiful these are!

Glow in the dark planters(Image Source)

Someone started a DIY project idea stating these planters could be made with Rust-Oleum’s Glow In The Dark spray paint.  Chris and I were so excited to make some of our own.  Before going out and buying a beautiful planter and this amazing spray paint we decided to grab what we had already and see if we could achieve a similar outcome.

DIY Glow in the dark planters

We had this beautiful red planter and a can of our own glow in the dark spray paint.  We sprayed one layer and waited about 30 minutes, then sprayed another layer.  The planter was well coated.  The glow in the dark spray paint creates a yellowish color film layer which made that beautiful red gloss look dull and unattractive during the daylight.   Here’s a close up of the glow in the dark spray paint results:

glow in the dark planter experiment

I would be okay with that dull color during the day if this really works is what my inside voice was telling me!!!

I patiently waited for the evening to see our results.

Our result……

Not good!  I wanted to include the photo I took but it’s just a big screen of blackness.  I couldn’t even see my planter in the dark at all!  I did take it into the bathroom where there’s no window and pitch blackness and it did glow but only slightly.  We were highly disappointed.  My guess is that you would need cans, upon cans of paint to achieve this glow.  We honestly wondered if the photo above was photoshopped.

After a bit more research we learned there are LED Planters out there!  This means there are planters that glow in the dark because they have lights in them.  I want glowing planters!!!  I ended up purchasing a Instapark Flower Power Color changing LED Plant pot for only $14.95 on Amazon.  At this point I was wondering if this would even work.

To my surprise it DOES WORK!!!  It’s beautiful too!  I choose the planters that have 7 different colors and they are vibrant and beautiful!  I took a few photos of each color as they were changing and created a photo so you can see all the colors!  I can tell you this flower pot looks amazing outside in the dark too!  (these photos don’t do the actual product any justice because it looks beautiful outside at night)

LED Flower Pot

We were really hoping we were going to be able to show you a fun and exciting DIY Glow in the Dark Flower pot that actually worked but we are here to tell you that project was a huge fail and please don’t waste your money on it.  Now, we didn’t buy the Rust-Oleum Glow in the dark paint either though.  My thoughts on that are, those paints are all pretty much the same or just slightly different and we didn’t get a really good result in the first place to make me want to try it again.

Oh, and I did purchase some Solar Chameleon Crackle Glass Ball LED Lights too!

Solar Chameleon Crackle Glass Ball LED LightsI love the glow look these yard decorations put out and they are worth the money!!


Glowing Glass ornament

I found the Solar Crackle Glass Ball Lights (pack of 3) here on Amazon.

I don’t know about you but I am ready for the spring!  If you have any tips or tricks to making your own DIY Glow in the dark planters I would love to hear about them.

Stay tuned!  We will have plenty of garden stuff coming too!

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