DIY Faux Concrete Succulent Planter.... so cool that it's made from styrofoam!!! Gotta try this!

Yes you read that right, faux concrete planters… made from foam! Sweet, right?! We have seen the gold-dipped concrete planter craze everywhere but mixing cement + the wait time gave me a headache just thinking about it so when the fine folks behind FloraCraft’s MakeItFun team (hi Jamie!) challenged us to use a cake form in a non-cake way, we immediately knew we could knock off the real deal with this DIY Gold-Dipped Faux Concrete Planter. 

DIY Faux Concrete Succulent Planter. So cool that it's made from styrofoam!!! Gotta try this!

Want to make your own? We promise it’s super easy but makes a huge statement!

Materials needed:

DIY Faux Concrete Succulent Planter. So cool that it's made from styrofoam!!! Gotta try this!

To Make:

  1. Using Foam cutter, carve hole about 1″ deep in the center of the StyroFoam cake form. Burrow out cement-like holes throughout form.
  2. Cover the cake form with Smooth Finish but be sure to dig out excess Smooth Finish from your newly burrowed holes.
  3. Let Smooth Finish dry for 3-4 hours or until completely hard.
  4. Paint a concrete-like color; I chose Dolphin from DecoArt’s multi-surface line, ensuring to coat the inside lip of the burrowed out hole where your succulents or flowers will go. 
  5. If you want a gold-dipped look like ours, after gray is dry, tape off 1″ above the bottom and paint gold.
  6. Press plastic succulent (or floral) stems through center of the cake form and display! Yay!

DIY Gold-Dipped Faux Concrete Succulent Planter.... so cool that it's made from styrofoam!!! Gotta try this!

I tried to trick my nephew and had him hold this faux concrete planter and he laughed because he thought it would be heavy like concrete thanks to the porous styrofoam. We paired ours with our mason jar cactus + striped terra cotta pots. 

DIY Gold-Dipped Faux Concrete Succulent Planter.... so cool that it's made from styrofoam!!! Gotta try this!

Of course these would be cute on the patio table as a centerpiece, over a window sill or on a shelf. 🙂 Happy creating!

DIY Gold-Dipped Faux Concrete Succulent Planter.... so cool that it's made from styrofoam!!! Gotta try this!

Check out more FloraCraft fun at Crafts n Coffee or gorgeous inspiration at MakeItFunCrafts. Be sure to see more of our own related projects like our Foam Cactus GardenMason Jar SucculentsThrifted Gold-Dipped Stool Makeover or our Faux Birch Wood Can Planters.

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