No Need to Be a DIY Expert: These Gold Cement Planters Are Foolproof
B+C fans, I’m going to be real with you. Nothing gets me more excited than an easy DIY project. Don’t get me wrong; I do love testing, creating, failing, and trying again — but I also love just doing something easy and knowing that it is going to turn out awesome. These cement planters are just that — an easy project to pull off 100 percent of the time.
Head on over to the Bold Print Shop to pick up some of these amazing molds. Some can get costly, but they are so durable that they are worth the investment. These planters make great gifts for friends, moms, teachers, etc. And when you’ve gifted all of the planters you can, then try the molds with a new ingredient, like chocolate :) Just check out how we turned the avocado into a chocolate dessert shell!
Materials and Tools:
- Mix equal parts cement and water together and pour into mold.
- Set wooden block into the wet cement and then let dry over night.
- Peel the planter out of the mold, paint on Mod Podge, and then press on gold foil.
- Once dry, fill with succulents.
Mix up the cement with equal parts cement powder and water. Stir until combined. *Note: We used two different types of cement — one darker and one lighter. We recommend the lighter colored cement and have it linked above :)
The Bold Print Shop has tons of amazing molds for you to create sculptural masterpieces. We were obsessed with the molds that had faceted sides.
Once you’ve poured the cement into the mold, quickly stick the wooden blocks in place.
Let dry overnight, and then peel out your masterpieces from the molds.
Use a foam brush to apply the Mod Podge and then stick the gold foil in place. Go over with another coat of Mod Podge, let dry, and then fill with your favorite succulents.
Glitzin’ up that plant life and home decor life — for life.
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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Chris Andre
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