Mini Concrete Planters & Faux Succulents

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I must’veย really been missing Spring this year. In previous bloggy years, I’ve made one (if any) Spring projects to share on the blog. This year… well.. this is my fourth Spring post, and it’s not the last one (*hint* wreath coming!! *hint*). I was really yearning for some relief from our long winter. I used these mini concrete planters and faux succulents in my recent Spring Tablescape, and I promised to share the simple tutorials with you, do here they are….

Make these DIY concrete planters in less than an hour. They are perfect for place settings, shelf decor, or vignettes. LOVE the crafty faux succulents inside!

I’ll start with the mini concrete planters. To make these, you need:

Square Mold
Square Mold
Vegetable Oil
Square Mold
Plastic bowl for mixing

Start by greasing your square mold with vegetable oil.

Make these DIY concrete planters in less than an hour. They are perfect for place settings, shelf decor, or vignettes. LOVE the crafty faux succulents inside!

I used Makers Mix to make my concrete planters because I was making six of them, and this stuff sets in less than an hour!

Make these DIY concrete planters in less than an hour. They are perfect for place settings, shelf decor, or vignettes. LOVE the crafty faux succulents inside!

Mix water with concrete, as per the directions on the package, and stir well.

Make these DIY concrete planters in less than an hour. They are perfect for place settings, shelf decor, or vignettes. LOVE the crafty faux succulents inside!

Pour your mixture into the square molds to your desired height. I made all of mine about an inch high. Tap the mold on the table a few times to release any air bubbles. Let it sit until dry.

Make these DIY concrete planters in less than an hour. They are perfect for place settings, shelf decor, or vignettes. LOVE the crafty faux succulents inside! Make these DIY concrete planters in less than an hour. They are perfect for place settings, shelf decor, or vignettes. LOVE the crafty faux succulents inside!

Once dry, use a concrete sealer to seal and protect the planters. I didn’t really need to use this because I made faux succulents and they weren’t going to get any water contact, but I sealed them anyway in case I change their use in the future.

Make these DIY concrete planters in less than an hour. They are perfect for place settings, shelf decor, or vignettes. LOVE the crafty faux succulents inside!

Now that those are done… we’re off to make the faux succulents!

Make these DIY concrete planters in less than an hour. They are perfect for place settings, shelf decor, or vignettes. LOVE the crafty faux succulents inside!

LOVE how these little guys turned out. Here’s what you need:

Green Felt
Platinum 6 Machine
Sweet and Succulent Steel Rule Die
Simply Succulent Steel Rule Dieย 
3-in-1 Glue
Moss

Make these DIY concrete planters in less than an hour. They are perfect for place settings, shelf decor, or vignettes. LOVE the crafty faux succulents inside!

Place your felt overtop of one of the succulent steel rule die cuts, and roll is through the Platinum 6 machine. You can double up the felt into two layers to cut. One standard sheet of felt will cut four individual succulents.

Make these DIY concrete planters in less than an hour. They are perfect for place settings, shelf decor, or vignettes. LOVE the crafty faux succulents inside!

One succulent was just too flat for my tastes, so I actually cut three of them out and layered them. I glued the three largest pieces together first, staggering the leaves. Then the three medium pieces, and finally the three small ones.

Make these DIY concrete planters in less than an hour. They are perfect for place settings, shelf decor, or vignettes. LOVE the crafty faux succulents inside! Make these DIY concrete planters in less than an hour. They are perfect for place settings, shelf decor, or vignettes. LOVE the crafty faux succulents inside!

Once the planters and succulents were done, I filled the planters with moss and placed a succulent on top :)

I used them as place settings for my recent Earthy Spring Tablescape. They looked perfect!

Make these DIY concrete planters in less than an hour. They are perfect for place settings, shelf decor, or vignettes. LOVE the crafty faux succulents inside! Beautiful earthy blues and greens for a spring or summer tablescape. LOVE the natural tones and textures in this table setting! Beautiful earthy blues and greens for a spring or summer tablescape. LOVE the natural tones and textures in this table setting!

Now that the dinner party is over, I need to move some to the shelf to keep on display!

If you like planters, you’ll love these Single Stem Concrete Planters too!

Use this amazing fast-drying to make this creative DIY concrete vase! The perfect Spring decor with an industrial touch! Love this idea!

Make these DIY concrete planters in less than an hour. They are perfect for place settings, shelf decor, or vignettes. LOVE the crafty faux succulents inside!

6 thoughts on “Mini Concrete Planters & Faux Succulents

      1. Hi! I will look on amazon but the affiliated link isn’t working for me! The die cut links work…..but not the mold link! I would love for you to get the credit! I will wait a few days and try again. Thank you!

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