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Faux Concrete Planter

Concrete is a big trend in home decor right now, and today we’re sharing another fun and easy faux concrete project with you. Not only is this planter fun to make, but it looks beautiful as a centerpiece and captures that “concrete” look. Follow along as I show you how to DIY this trendy accent piece.

Supplies needed to create this project:

  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: 10″ Cake Form
  • FloraCraft Smooth Finish® Paintable Coating
  • FloraCraft® Foam Scribe Tool
  • Light Grey Chalk Paint
  • Sponge brush
  • FloraCraft® Faux Succulents and Air Plants
  • Spanish Moss
  • Spoon


You’ll start by using the foam scribe tool to create a border inside the cake form. It helps to create a slightly hollowed out area in the center of the form (I found this to be easiest using a spoon). It doesn’t have to be perfect since you’ll be covering it up with moss.

Now you’ll apply a coat of Smooth Finish to the foam. This creates a beautiful faux concrete texture on it’s own. You’ll want to use a sponge brush or spatula to apply the finish. It’s okay if it doesn’t go on perfectly, this helps create that concrete look. Make sure you apply the finish along the top border of the foam as well. Let dry completely.

When the smooth finish coating is dry, you’ll apply a layer of light grey chalk paint.

Once the paint is dry, you’ll add in some Spanish moss to cover the hollowed out center and start adding in various plant picks. Arrange your picks with the taller varieties in the back and the lower varieties in the front.  Or, for a 360° look, arrange the taller varieties in the center and the lower varieties around the outside.  These faux succulents are my favorite!

You can add a dab of glue to the picks if you wish, but the foam holds them in place nicely.

Now you’ve got a lovely and simple modern centerpiece perfect for your home!


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