Have you fallen in love with succulents as much as I have? Aren’t they fabulous? I use them all the time, but sometimes I have more succulents than I have places to put them! When I saw this concrete container, I thought it would be a great place for succulents. I decided to paint it in a colorblocked pattern and–voila! This cement DIY planter is one of my new favorite pieces in my home. It would also make a great gift for a friend and is so easy to make. With only a few supplies, you can make your own for your house or for someone you love.
- Darice Large Angled Cement Planter Pot
- Darice Artificial Succulents
- Acrylic Paint Navy – (Or color of your choice.)
- Darice Paint Brushes
- Darice Floral Wire Cutters
After you have gathered your supplies, you will begin by painting triangles on your cement DIY pot. I chose a dark blue, but you could choose whatever color you’d like. Since I didn’t want to worry about perfect lines, I chose a flat paintbrush and free-handed the edges of each triangle section. If you wanted to be more particular, you could tape off each edge of the triangle with painter’s tape. I also chose to leave the lower triangles the natural concrete gray. But you could paint different colored triangles or a pattern of triangles in two or three colors. The options are limitless!
While I was waiting for the paint to dry, I gathered my succulents to put into the center of the pot. I took off the tags and trimmed the stems slightly with wire cutters. I thought about using floral foam, but in the end was able to simply balance the succulents in the pot. Because of the shape of the base of the planter, it tilts to the side in such a cute way. I’m so happy with how easy and fun this colorblocked cement DIY planter turned out!
For more ways to decorate these concrete cuties, check out this gold-dipped DIY pot idea.
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Ashley is an interior designer turned DIY / Craft Blogger located in the Indianapolis area. Her passion for interior design grew into a love of creating and one day she just decided to start blogging about it, at Simply Designing! Ashley loves power tools and her hot glue gun, but her sewing machine slightly scares her. She loves life and finds joy in the simple things! Ashley loves her family and friends and is a firm believer that a good cup of hot chocolate or ice cream cures most things. She is grateful for all she has every single day.