I have been dying to try my hand at creating a DIY faux fall cement planter, and this cute little pot from a local thrift store was the perfect piece for this cute piece of DIY Fall decor! Truly, this DIY can be incorporated into any season, but I have a perfect little stack of adorable neutral farmhouse pumpkins from Roost+Restore Home that would look amazing nestled on top.
DIY Faux Fall Cement Planter Supplies
- old piece of pottery
- tissue paper
- mod podge
- paint (I am using Waverly Plaster, Ink and Antique wax)
- paint brush
- baby wipes
Begin with a couple sheets of tissue paper. Tear the paper into strips and crinkle them up into tight balls, like shown below.
Next, unwrinkle the tissue paper, being careful not to press out the wrinkles too much, and use mod podge to apply it to your planter. This one came from a local thrift store for $3.
Apply a thin coat of mod podge to the top of the tissue paper as well. This will help it dry with a nice hardened texture.
The next step included painting the new dry textured surface with a coat of white chalk paint. My favorite is Plaster by Waverly which is a great brand you can find at Walmart with a wide assortment of colors.
Now would also be a great time to mention my brush. I get lots of questions about it! It is a craft brush by Blue Hawk that I found at Lowe’s.
After the white basecoat is dry to the touch, it’s time to break out the baby wipes…yes I said baby wipes. You will use them to blend in your antique glaze and black paints.
Dip the tip of your wipe in the paint and blot in small sections, layering the two colors. The moisture from the wipes keeps the colors blendable. Just remember that LESS IS MORE on this step! Don’t worry, if you get too heavy with a color this is where the wipes work in your favor! Simply grab a fresh wipe and wipe away or blend away from the darker area.
You can see this demo on VIDEO HERE
Just remember the look you are working to achieve. Old aged cement has layers of color, imperfections and variation. Throw the perfection out the window and let the project take on a personality of its own!
I chose to style my freshly made over planter with some Spanish moss and a stack of handmade fabric pumpkins! You can shop these pumpkins and other beautiful handmade decor at our home decor boutique Roost+Restore Home.
If you liked this transformation, you’ll love my Faux French Country Pottery Tutorial I have on the blog as well. I use a different technique but the results are equally stunning!