It’s not the first time
I have shown you guys glow-in-the-dark products. But this one image really got to me. Why wouldn’t you want glowing plant pots in your backyard?. Anyways, you can either buy them like this or you can buy the paint and buy the plant pots. It’s seriously lame when I cannot find the original source of the image except someone else who just wrote about it like me here without providing the original link. Take a read below this image for an important update on this post.
Update: Make Your Own Glow-In-The-Dark Plant Pots.
To achieve the same glow as those pots above, using the tutorial I made below is not going to be as cool as that image above. Apparently, people have tried it and you can simply read in the comments and see that the home-made route is no where near the same as those nice and awesome pots above. But if you want to buy pots like those already made, and that are very bright like those, the best way to go is to go here.
The “Rotoluxe Vazon Magnum Round Planter”, is a planter that is indeed expensive, but it will give you the awesome effect that you see below. I think that’s a lot cooler than the image at the top of this post. What do you think?. The reason I am not including a link to the plant pots at the top, is because I cannot find them any where. The tutorial below is to give you someone glowing plant pots. But the planters directly below, are LED planters.
It’s very bare. But it’s the cheapest way to go. I’d recommend buying an already made glow in the dark plant pot. If you look at my Google search I just did for all of you, doing a search for “LED Plant Pots” will bring you some cool results, and if you search for “Glow In The Dark Plant Pots“, you will also find some cool stuff.
I’ll warn you though, because a lot of these cool looking plant pots are super expensive. It’s pretty insane. So please buy at your own risk. Try to read the reviews and see if they are as cool as they look in the images.
*Warning*, after following this tutorial, you will only get very BARE glow in the dark plant pots. If anyone has done this already, please submit your own results to my contact page so I can include it in this post, with your permission.
I am no longer recommending the “Krylon Glow In The Dark Paint“, because people keep complaining that it sucks. The glow in the dark paint that is working for me is from GloMania USA. They have more colors available and once I am done painting my plant pots I will show off the results of the painting and will see if they glow as good as they are supposed to. They have an eBay store and that’s where I found most of the paint I’ve used so far.
As for the plant pots, you can probably find some at your local hardware store for sure, and for cheap. I noticed some for sale at a local dollar store, so be sure to check out those kinds of stores too, but I think they mostly sell the smaller ones. Your hardware store probably has better plant pots for sure. Just make sure you don’t try to achieve the LED plant pots performance in glowing because it just won’t work. So far my plant pots are glowing really well with the GloMania paint I’ve been using.
(Optional & updated as of March 22nd, 2015)
I have received a tip that if you mix some of this so called “Super Phosporescent Glow In The Dark Powder Pigment” with regular paint, you can make your custom glowing plant pots glow even more:
They work by providing a non-toxic, long afterglow. It can be added in most non-waterbased mediums. The ones I have found here in the image above, go for $12.99 USD, for which ever color you see in the pictures. Not sure if they have another website allowing you to order even more colors, but this variety isn’t bad here at all. Orange would be your easiest option, since your pots are already orange when you buy them like the orange standard ones you see above in step #2.
But anyways, thanks Kim for the tip!. Other than that, if you have already bought the glow-in-the-dark paint then you may just need to add this stuff (provided you match the color right), to make your plant plot glow that much more. Remember, I have done this experiment already, but I didn’t know this Pigment existed so, it might just make a difference.
These are actually LED plant pots, which is hard to believe how they could embed the LED’s into the pots, they must be slightly see through for the light to pass through.
Alot of these look pretty cool, and believe it or not they are real and not edited.
Price: $170 USD (for the cheapest Rotoluxe illuminated planter)