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.
you will need
CONCRETE POTS | FAKE SUCCULENTS | METALLIC GOLD SPRAY | AQUARIUM GRAVEL
PVA STYLE GLUE | MASKING TAPE | POLYSTYRENE
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.
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
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
Fill up the inside of your pots with polystryene.
Choose your succulents and chop the stems down to fit in the pot.
push your succulents in to the polystyrene to make a hole and then lift most of the way up to fit in the gravel.
mix up another pva and water solution (half and half) and add in some aquarium gravel. I'm using white.
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.
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.