How To Create A Beautiful Faux Bois Planter


How To Create A Beautiful Faux Bois Planter

I was just gifted a beautiful succulent for my birthday and needed a new planter for it. Since I have been eyeing faux bois (French for “faux wood”) concrete planters for a while, it was the perfect chance to try making one for myself. I gathered a pot from my craft and display stash, glue gun, Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Old White, Paris Grey and Coco, and my brush.

The goal of faux bois is to make it look just like a tree in the forest. Draw your bark lines with your glue gun. If you aren’t confident with going directly to hot glue, sketch your lines on the planter with a pencil. Let the glue dry.

Next, paint your pot with colors that look similar to concrete. Choose a range of colors from dark to light. Stipple your paint on with a round brush and don’t blend all the colors too much. The stippling method provides more texture for your pot too! Chalk Paint® is perfect for pots because it doesn’t come off when watered and provides great coverage and texture on projects like these.

After drying, it is ready to go. These planters would make wonderful Christmas and hostess gifts too! I would add a Christmas cactus and it’s ready to gift.


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