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How to make Faux Concrete Succulents Planter

Are you ready to think Fall with me? Are you ready for upscale Dollar Tree fall home decor diy?  Let’s plan some fun versatile decor for our home. I have so many ideas for this fall so will try to one by one introduce them to you. Usually the first place I like to decorate for new season is my coffee table so let’s make some planters that can also serve as a centerpiece. They will look awesome with flowers or succulents. Are you ready to have fun with me? I have made so many planters out already out of different materials depending on the season. You can can find some of them on my blog HERE or on my Facebook page HERE  Concrete pumpkin diy is on my mind!     

    Today I like to work on faux concrete planter project and guess what I am going to use Dollar tree pumpkin to make one. Are you ready for some concrete painted pumpkin diy ? I promise it is going to be perfect Dollar tree fall home decor diy


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Steps to make concrete like planter

Painting white foam orange Dollar Tree pumpkin as a base is optional since we are going to be working on lots of layers of paint . I just had one already lightly spray painted on hand

  • paint indents on your pumpkins black as it is shown in the picture below
Let's make a faux concrete succulent pumpkin planter. Dollar Tree fall home decor idea. Painted pumpkin. Planter diy

As you can see some of those foam pumpkin are so close tougher but I actually don’t mind that. It actually makes this pumpkin look so real.

Let's make a faux concrete succulent pumpkin planter. Dollar Tree fall home decor idea. Painted pumpkin. Planter diy

To make my life easier I decided to mix my black and white acrylic paint to get the shade of grey I like. My goal was to achieve warm grey.



  • paint sections between black lines grey.
Let's make a faux concrete succulent pumpkin planter. Dollar Tree fall home decor idea. Painted pumpkin. Planter diy

  • As you can see my grey coverage is not even but that was my goal

Let's make a faux concrete succulent pumpkin planter. Dollar Tree fall home decor idea. Painted pumpkin. Planter diy

Can you already see faux concrete slightly showing ?



  • as the paint is still wet sprinkle little bit of flour on the sides of your pumpkin. Try to make sure that it sticks to it. Dry brush over flour with white acrylic paint in the pumpkin indents
Let's make a faux concrete succulent pumpkin planter. Dollar Tree fall home decor idea. Painted pumpkin. Planter diy

  • I absolutely love the way my pumpkin is turning into concrete. Flour gives super fun texture!

Let's make a faux concrete succulent pumpkin planter. Dollar Tree fall home decor idea. Painted pumpkin. Planter diy

Use vertical strokes to paint multiple thin layers, leaving some areas without coverage. Instead of applying more paint to the brush, continue to brush to get the smallest amount of paint onto the pumpkin while building lots of layers.


Let's make a faux concrete succulent pumpkin planter. Dollar Tree fall home decor idea. Painted pumpkin. Planter diy

I am super satisfied with my pumpkin so I decided to move into last step. Cutting out top portion of pumpkin. My faux concrete planter is looking awesome ! Don’t you agree?


Let's make a faux concrete succulent pumpkin planter. Dollar Tree fall home decor idea. Painted pumpkin. Planter diy

Little bit of my faux succulents I had on hand , some Spanish moss and I think I am ready.


Let's make a faux concrete succulent pumpkin planter. Dollar Tree fall home decor idea. Painted pumpkin. Planter diy

Look at that shading on the pumpkin. Perfect Dollar Tree fall home decor ideas!


Let's make a faux concrete succulent pumpkin planter. Dollar Tree fall home decor idea. Painted pumpkin. Planter diy


Time for some photos! I think I need to try my crepe paper flowers in that freshly made planter!


Let's make a faux cement succulent pumpkin planter. Dollar Tree fall home decor idea. Painted pumpkin. Planter diy

Check out this shading !! It looks so real in my eyes

Let's make a faux cement succulent pumpkin planter. Dollar Tree fall home decor idea. Painted pumpkin. Planter diy

FLORAL IDEAS ARE ENDLESS IN THIS PUMPKIN PLANTER!

Let's make a faux cement succulent pumpkin planter. Dollar Tree fall home decor idea. Painted pumpkin. Planter diy

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Let's make a faux cement succulent pumpkin planter. Dollar Tree fall home decor idea. Painted pumpkin. Planter diy

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5 Comments

  • Mary

    Love your ideas Agnus, where do I find the white apple?

    • justthatperfectpiece

      you are soo sweet 🙂

  • Mary

    Agnus, did you make the white apple I keep seeing? If so, is there a tutorial for it and where do I find it? Thank you so much! I love your crafts!!

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