This was a fun project! Figuring out how to make flexible medallions and how to get the best ‘faux' concrete look was a good, creative challenge for me. And, I'm loving the end result…so a ‘win' there too! So, let's dive into the details for this DIY Faux Concrete Planter with DIY Flexible Medallions!
Oh, those dreaded Science Fair projects!
This project did end up having a wee bit of a science fair feel to it, but I truly didn't set out to do a science experiment.
All I wanted was a pretty, stone/concrete pot with some sort of decoration/medallion in which to plant my new, baby Olive Tree. I thought, “how hard can that be to find?” Turns out they are not hard to find, but, when I saw the price tags…well, let's just say that I really didn't want to spend that kind of money on a flower pot.
It was in one of my searches that I ran across the perfect shaped pot (for $3.98 mind you) and then, well, it just started snowballing from there.
With pots in hand, I next needed to figure out how to DIY flexible medallions. Turns out that the glue I use for so many projects was all I needed, but it took me a while to figure that out.
So, consider this my gift to you…I will save you time and money, cut through all my failed experiments and just give you the knowledge…all you need to make perfect, flexible medallions is the ubiquitous E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive and a silicone mold. If you don't have E6000 laying around your house right now, then you need to hightail it to your local craft or hardware store (who are we kidding, if you're like me you'll just order it from Amazon!) and purchase a tube or two, whether you make these medallions or not.
E6000 is my go-to adhesive for so many projects.
But, back to the project…I had a silicone form already, so once I figured out what the medium for my medallions would be, it was just a matter of making four of them, attaching them to my pot and them giving the pots the DIY Faux Concrete treatment.
Just a quick word here…in case you don't want to just take my word for it and feel like doing your own experimenting, I get it. But save yourself the time and $ and don't use a silicone glue…turns out that silicone REALLY adheres to silicone, as in…permanently…as in, you will ruin that mold and never be able to use it again…so I've heard anyway. 😉
Total aside here…I can't even tell you how much I LOVE that chipped up terra cotta planter in the background. It had a lovely layer of moss on it last year, but I had to kill it when everything became invested with spider mites (damn those little beasts).
You can see the full video for this project here.
Want to try your hand at a DIY Faux Concrete Planter (flexible medallions optional)?
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