DIY Faux Potted Plants
After looking around for realistic looking plants to put around my deck, patio and pool, I almost gave up. Finished faux plants are so expensive. Especially ones in ceramic containers.
Then I thought, why not make a bunch of plants myself. For a huge fraction of the cost, I made my own. About 50 plants to be exact.
Several small ones in votive sized containers, medium bucket sized containers and in huge pots I had around the house.
First visit was to the dollar tree. I found gorgeous spider plant bush stems and fern ones for a $1 a stem/bush. In addition to the cute black and hold rimmed votives, the metal containers, the stones, moss and I used my plastic bags the supplies came in.
Each bag of stones and moss goes a long way. I used 2 bags of moss, 2 1/2 bags of stones and 1/2 a bag of tiny stones for 8 plants. ( 4 small and 4 medium ).
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A peak at the finished plants. I created two sizes. Four small and four medium.
•Various Plant Stems
•Different Size Pots
•Pebbles & Black Tiny Rocks
•Plastic or Paper Bags
•Floral Cuting Tool
•Hot Glue ( Optional )
Note: I used spider plants and votive for the small one and fern plants with a tin vase for the medium ones.For small plant
Cut floral foam to fit your small votive size container.
Press cut foam into container. Make sure it fits snug and tight. If not, hot glue the foam to the container base.
(See photo 2a & 2b)
Cut the stem base to desired size with a floral cutting tool. Insert into the foam.
(See photos 3a, 3b, 3c)
Press pieces of Spanish moss into the sides of the foam and around the plant. Repeat until the floral foam is covered.
Pour tiny black stones randomly onto the Moss. Press into place.
For medium plant
Press a piece of floral foam to fit your medium size container. Make sure it fits snug and tight. If not, hot glue the foam to the container base.
Insert the stems into each corner of the foam.
(See medium plant photos 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d)
Cut various plastic bags and press into the open sides around the foam. Keep adding the bags until the foam and openings are covered.
(See medium plant photos 3a, 3b, 3c)
Press pieces of Spanish moss into the sides of the foam and around the plant. Repeat until the plastic is covered.
Pour pebbles randomly onto the Moss. Press into place.
Open up your fern stems and fluff them out to make the plant look full.
Note: I used 4 fern plant stem bushes for the medium sized one. You could use 5 or 6 for and even fuller plant.
You could fill the pots with concrete or Plaster of Paris instead of foam & plastic.
While the concrete or plaster is half way through drying, pour the stones on top. If not wait till dried, then add the moss and stones.
$8 for 8 container bases
$4 for the 4 spider plant stems/bushels
$16 for 16 fern stems/bushels
$3 for 3 bags of Spanish moss
$1 for a package of 4 small floral foam squares
$4 for 4 medium sized floral foam squares
$3 for 3 bags polished stones
$1 for 1 bag of tiny black rocks
everything was a $1 each. Very inexpensive! You can make 8 beautiful faux potted plants for a fraction of the retail price.I go