DIY Faux Concrete and Felt Succulent Planter is an inexpensive home decor craft that will fill your home with color and a modern flair. The triangle planter can be displayed on a coffee table, mantle, shelf, and more.
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Hello there! Do you love succulents? I do but I can’t seem to keep them alive. My husband jokes anytime I look at a real succulent that the plant has a death wish. Anyway, I decided to create a succulent craft that I can keep around for awhile. This DIY Faux Concrete and Felt Succulent Planter is super light-weight and easy to make. I love the colors of the succulents and the modern look of the faux triangle planter made from foam.
Supplies (affiliate links):
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Blocks: White 12″ x 12″ x 1″
- FloraCraft® StyroCutter® Plus
- FloraCraft® StyroGlue®
- Make It: Fun® Foam Tools – Shaper
- DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste – 4oz White (2)
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint – 1oz Medium Grey Volume 6
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint – 1oz Dark Grey Value 3
- Felt-fetti Ovals, die cut shapes – large and small
- Felt Pom-Poms – Stone 2cm, 1.5cm, 1cm
- Hot Glue Gun
- Ruler or Measuring Tape
- Paint Brush
I started by cutting the foam block in half on a diagonal angle using the StyroCutter® Plus. You will get two triangle pieces. I used both pieces to create the faux concrete planter. Leave one half of the foam block like the picture above.
For the second half of the block, I used the cutter to cut out the center of the triangle leaving a 1 inch border.
Glue the cut-out triangle to the top of the solid triangle using StyroGlue®. Make sure to line up the sides neatly and let dry completely.
To create a concrete look, I used DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste and mixed it with two grey fluid acrylic paints using the Foam Tools – Shaper. I just eyeballed the color to a medium gray concrete color. I applied two coats of the colored texture sand paste all over the foam. Let dry completely. I did use two jars of the texture sand paste for full coverage.
I made felt succulents using Felt-fetti oval, die cut shapes from Benzie Design. You can find the tutorial to make the DIY felt succulents here. Finally, I added some felt pom poms to fill in the extra space.
This is probably one of my favorite craft projects I have done in awhile. I love the faux triangle concrete planter with the felt succulents. The best part is that it’s light-weight and I can display it anywhere in my house. This was such a fun and easy home decor craft idea that came together beautifully.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my DIY Faux Concrete and Felt Succulent Planter tutorial. I hope I have inspired you to make your own.
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