Around this time of year I usually start longing for budding flowers, pastel colors, and chocolate bunnies. Spring is on it’s way and it couldn’t come soon enough! One of my favorite ways to start adding hints of the coming season through out my house is the use of potted plants. They’re pretty to look at and easy to care for even if the weather outside isn’t warm enough. This spring embroidered cement planter DIY will brighten any room with it’s fun faux embroidered pattern and is perfect for any small houseplant. Hello Spring!
- 9 inch Hexagon Cement Planter
- Green Glass Chalk Paint
- Primary Red Acrylic Paint
- Baby Pink Enamel Craft Paint
- STYROFOAM® Half Ball with Sticky Back
- Preserved Green Moss Sheets
- Various Succulents
- White Graphite Transfer Paper
- Butterfly with Wire
- “Spring Embroidered Cement Planter” Free File
The first step to making the faux embroidered cement planter is to print off the “Spring Embroidered Cement Planter” Free File and trim to fit the side of the planter. Cut an equal size piece of graphite paper and tape both to the planter side. Use a pencil to mark over each “embroidery” x to transfer the pattern to the planter.
Use a thin paintbrush to begin adding color to the embroidery pattern. I began with green paint but really, it doesn’t matter which one you start with as long as you stick to doing one color at a time. Refer back to the printed pattern to make sure you’re coloring with the correct color.
Once you’ve completed the first color, you can move on to adding the second color.
After the second color has dried completely, all you have to do is add the final color. Don’t worry if you “x” marks aren’t perfect. Mine were far from it and still look fine!
At this point, your planter DIY is officially done and you can fill it with whatever you’d like. The container is so pretty that it would even work as a desk organizer, right? I decided to go super easy and fresh with some fake succulents and a Styrofoam ball covered in moss.
With the moss in place, I added some pretty artificial succulents. I love that they look just like the real thing but tons easier to take care of!
The final touch for my spring embroidered cement planter was this pretty pink butterfly!
I had so much fun designing and making this planter DIY and I hope you do too!
Whether you fill it with succulents or pencils, it’s sure to bring in a fresh spring feel to your decor!
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.