How To Make Your Planters Glow In the Dark

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Never lose track of this project! PIN IT and ‘Like’ it on facebook so you’ll always find it.

I’ve come across this image of “glow in the dark” planters multiple times on Pinterest. But there is never a source associated with it. The images usually have a comment that says something like you should use glow in the dark spray paint. But I just couldn’t imagine glow in the dark spray paint looking so vibrant or making a glow last particularly wrong, And I certainly didn’t want to steer anyone in the wrong direction. So I decided to do a little digging on this. I found several blogs that gave the spray paint a try including: Sweet and Simple Living and Don’t Pin That. The consensus is the spray paint is a wash. Disappointed? Me too. That’s why I’ve found what does work.


Carma Resin Soft Glow Illuminated Planter — This illuminated planter gets it’s glow from a fluorescent bulb.

led glowing planter


Bon Décor Bowl Illuminated Pot Planter — Also uses a fluorescent bulb.

glow in the dark planter 4


Instapark® Flower Power Color changing Plant Pot(White) — Uses LED lights.
glow in the dark planter 2


Unfortunately, there’s no magic bullet to your glow in the dark needs. And, the answer to how to make your planter glow in the dark is to purchase an illuminated planter. But the good part is that there is that option. And you know what? It’s still pretty cool.


~ Jenise

p.s. Always find this project by pinning it & liking on facebook. Then stay tuned for more fun & fabulous DIY ideas and inspirations!

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6 Comments on How To Make Your Planters Glow In the Dark

  1. Carin Huber
    May 23, 2015 at 12:04 am (5 years ago)

    THANK YOU! I hate when people start passing around pictures of great looking things with absolute bull presented as instructions for how to get the same effect. It’s a huge peeve for me.

    • Jenise
      May 24, 2015 at 3:19 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Carin. It’s kind of a peeve for me too. I try to do my research before making claims cause I hate passing on incorrect info.

    • Rebecca
      June 16, 2017 at 11:44 pm (3 years ago)

      If you go to Glow-fusion Glow Powder just below the pic and tap that, that will take you to how and of course to buy their product. They even have paint and more…

  2. Helen Williams
    December 8, 2015 at 5:39 pm (5 years ago)

    These plant pots are amazing! i haven’t seen these before and would look great in anybodies garden

  3. Dawna
    April 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm (3 years ago)

    I actually went out and bought primer and glow in the dark paint today costing 70 dollars that I haven’t used yet and am considering taking it back after hearing the numerous accounts of it not working , and buying the lighted pots

  4. Rebecca
    June 16, 2017 at 11:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Ok ladies I found out how to do this DIY project of glow in the dark pots!!!
    Just after you see the picture and scroll down you will see a link that says
    Glow- fusion glow powder.. If you go to the site it tells you how to apply their product Glow Powder. They even have the Glow paint as well. I hope this has helped all of us FRUSTRATED peeps that just want to do a GLOW IN THE DARK PLANTER!!


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