DIY Faux Concrete Pot Planters in 15 minutes for WAY less than the price of real concrete pot planters.
One of our first decor additions to our front porch were these faux modern concrete pot planters.
But it took some time to find just the right pot planters.
When we started looking for planters I couldn’t seem to find anything I liked in our style, color, and price range.
I knew I wanted something simple and modern, but nothing I found seemed right.
Eventually, I stumbled upon these modern concrete pot planters and fell in love. Unfortunately, the size I wanted (18 inches) was out of stock.
But even if it had been available there was no way I would be able to convince myself or Roger to purchase 6 of them at $120 a piece (currently on sale for $98).
Now if you have the money to buy these gorgeous concrete pot planters, by all means, go for it! (Oh, and please send me a picture so I can admire them!)
But since I’m currently saving up for this solid wood table with these benches, a couple of sets of these dining room chairs, and a couch for our keeping room I decided that DIY would be the way to go for these planters.
I thought we needed two different shades of grey spray paint to give it a more realistic two-toned concrete appearance. I was totally wrong!
UPDATE: Sadly the brown planters used in this tutorial are no longer being produced. I reached out to the brand and they sent me links to 3 alternative planter pot options. I have included these 3 options along with 13 other alternatives that I found while searching online. Click here to see the 16 alternative pot options for this DIY on my LIKEtoKNOWit post! As the pots linked are different than the ones in this tutorial please be sure to read the description thoroughly (in regards to material, size, durability, etc) to ensure it will fit your DIY/planter needs.
In less than 15 minutes he was able to spray paint both pots with 1 can of paint and they looked identical to the concrete planters I was in love with online.
The trick is to spray paint in a quick circular motion and not let the paint get too heavy in any one area so that it A. doesn’t drip and B. gives it the two-toned concrete look.
After he completed the first two pots we went back to Walmart and bought two more.
I then realized that this was such an easy DIY hack that I needed to share it with you all.
So I went back and bought 2 more which brought our total to 6 faux concrete pot planters.
We now have two pots on our front porch, two on our back patio, and one on either side of our garage.
And I’m thinking I may go back and get two more so that I can place them on either side of our carport entrance.
But maybe that’s a bit obsessive…
Nah! I think I’m going to go for it!
Now I just need to find a variety of plants for all of our new faux concrete pot planters!
So far we have ferns and ivy in our front porch planters and a gardenia bush in each of the back deck planters (which I’ll share on Instagram in a few days).
And for our garage planters, I can’t decide between something wistful and romantic like lavender, or something tall and hardy like a shrub.
Which do you prefer?
But until I figure out what plants to get next I’m going to try to get into a good habit of watering all of our new plants on a regular basis.
Oh, and maybe getting a white pitcher that is a little bit bigger to water them with! 😉
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With love, Giusti
But the Lord is faithful,
and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 NIV