Gold Concrete Succulent Planters DIY

gold concrete succulent planter DIY

Today's post is another DIY and I'm showing you a Gold Concrete Succulent planters DIY. Some DIY's are about saving money, this one isn't. This DIY cost me around £15 to do and you can pick up potted fake succulents for around £5 each but what you get is something unique that no one else will have. You can choose whatever design and colour you want and that's what I love about this finished project. I really like filling my house with unique items and you all know how much I love a succulent so this DIY is one of my faves.

I got my mini concrete pots from Dunelm for £1.25 each along with these bags of faux succulents for £2.99. The spray paint is from The Range and is the best one in my opinion if you want that really shiny gold effect. I picked up this large bag of white aquarium gravel from Pets At Home for £3. I only used a small amount of spray and didn't use all the succulents or gravel so I'll definitely be using these in another project. 

gold concrete succulent planter DIY
you will need

CONCRETE POTS | FAKE SUCCULENTS | METALLIC GOLD SPRAY | AQUARIUM GRAVEL 
PVA STYLE GLUE | MASKING TAPE | POLYSTYRENE

gold concrete succulent planter DIY

STEP ONE

Decide on your design for each pot and create it using masking tape.
Cover the rest of the pot too to protect it from the spray.
gold concrete succulent planter DIY

STEP TWO

YOU WANT TO SEAL THE CONCRETE IN YOUR DESIGN SO THE SPRAY DOESN'T JUST SINK IT. MIX UP YOUR PVA GLUE WITH WATER (HALF & HALF) AND PAINT THIS ON YOUR DESIGN AREA.
LEAVE TO DRY
gold concrete succulent planter DIY

STEP THREE

SPRAY TWO EVEN COATS ON YOUR DESIGN. I'VE CHOSEN A VERY BRIGHT METALLIC GOLD BUT YOU COULD HAND PAINT THE GOLD. 
YOU COULD ALSO CHOOSE PINK, OR BLACK OR TO BE HONEST ANY COLOUR.

LEAVE TO FULLY DRY AND THEN PEEL OFF THE TAPE. CLEAN UP ANY EDGES WITH SANDPAPER/NAIL FILE

gold concrete succulent planter DIY

STEP FOUR

Fill up the inside of your pots with polystryene.
Choose your succulents and chop the stems down to fit in the pot.
gold concrete succulent planter DIY

STEP FIVE

  push your succulents in to the polystyrene to make a hole and then lift most of the way up to fit in the gravel.
gold concrete succulent planter DIY

STEP SIX

mix up another pva and water solution (half and half) and add in some aquarium gravel. I'm using white. 
gold concrete succulent planter DIY

STEP SEVEN

spoon in the gravel glue mixture into your pot and fill around the succulent. Once you've added enough push your succulent right in and set aside to dry fully. Depending upon how warm it is this may take a few hours.
Clean up any glue marks by sanding them off.

FINISHED!

gold concrete succulent planters DIY
gold concrete succulent planters DIY

Hope you've loved today's Gold Concrete Succulent Planters DIY. I'm gonna have these in pride of place in my new house in the living room. I'm so pleased with how they turned out.

 

If you don't fancy getting your DIY on then check out my selection of ready to buy concrete pots below. Also check out all my other DIY Posts too.

 

Happy DIYing!

Debs

x

 

6 Comments

  1. June 26, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Oh my god, these look like you could have bought them from Oliver Bonas, Urban Outfitters… take your pic! They are so fab and look SO good! Frankie x

    http://www.joieandthevivre.com

  2. June 26, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    Great idea! They look fab

  3. July 16, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Hi I have just used that spray for my latest article for Reloved Magazine – it is so good with such a good finish! Love this idea too – and love the fact you used the white pots. I want to do some with terracotta – (goes off to get my spray mask out!) Kate x

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