Hi everyone. Today I want to share how I made these concrete planters. I promise they are a lot easier to make than they look.
DIY Concrete Head Planters For Your Garden
The instructions for this DIY are pretty straight forward. I used a Styrofoam head as my base and applied a layer of concrete on top. The trick to getting this DIY done with fine detail is all in the concrete mix. I used a concrete called shapcrete and I gotta say this stuff is amazing. It melts like butter under your finger tips. It's doesn't feel like clay but this concrete mix somehow sticks together in a way that makes it so easy to work with. If you're wondering whether a regular concrete mix would work for this unfortunately I haven't tried it and wouldn't know for sure. I do think that shapecrete played a huge part in the fine details.
I cut out a hole in the center of her head for the plant.
Here's a close up on the concrete mix once it mixed.
Than I applied a layer of concrete onto the styrofoam head.
I picked up a few tricks along the way the really helped me makes her facial features stand out. ( I talk more on the blog about this - https://www.lilyardor.com/head-planters/ )
Here's how she looked complete. I let her set for and planted some succulents. ( note: I heard concrete needs to set for 28 days in order for it not to harm your plants. )
I also made a mail planter using the same method.
Any Questions? Visit my blog for the full tutorial