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.