- Folk Art® Painted Finishes concrete paint
- Paper maché vases and flower pot holders
- Stiff paintbrushes
- Acrylic paint
- Low-tack painters tape
How to make a DIY concrete look planter
Step 1: Use low-tack painter’s tape to mask off the areas of the planter you intend to give a concrete texture to. Using a soft paintbrush, paint selected areas of the papier mâché form with acrylic paint in the colour of your choice.
Step 2: Once the acrylic paint is completely dry, use more painter’s tape to protect the edges of the painted areas before applying the concrete paint. A little concrete paint overlapping on the acrylic painted areas is ok. Shake the concrete paint well before beginning. Using a stiff paintbrush, apply the LIGHT concrete paint to the planter.
Step 3: While the lighter undercoat of paint is still wet, dab the DARK concrete paint over it in selected areas to create depth and texture. Add interesting concrete-like discolourations by dipping a clean brush in water and pressing it against the surface while the concrete paint is still wet. Remove the painter’s tape.
Step 4: Once the planter is completely dry you can insert your plant and display it! Liven up your desk, windowsill or countertop with this lightweight DIY concrete alternative.
Clean up with soap and water
Concrete paint dries within 4 hours and cures within 24 hours
Planters are for indoor use only
Create additional texture by dabbing paint on with a foam or stiff bristle brush