When I got a full box of FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Balls, all the fabulous craft ideas started swirling in my head. I had quite a few of them, so don’t be surprised if a few show up on the blog in the next few weeks!!! But today I have a fun one for you. It’s a bright one and I love the color it adds to my front living room!
I created some fun faux planters and added nothing but my favorite, faux succulents. I love that the planters add some great color to the room, while the succulents still keep it semi neutral.
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Balls – size of your choice
- FloraCraft® Foam Cutter
- Smooth Finish
- Sand Paper
- Paint in color of choice
- Paint Brush
- Painters Tape
- Succulent Picks
I started by cutting off a good slice from the top of the a foam ball creating the opening to the “planter” then a smaller part was cut off the bottom creating a flat surface for the planter to sit on so it’s not rolling all over the place!
Next I used a putty knife to spread Smooth Finish onto the foam ball. A bristled paint brush also works well, I just couldn’t find mine at the time! haha. Then let it sit for 4-6 hours to dry. If needed, apply a second coat and let it dry another 4-6 hours.
Once dry, use a smooth sand paper to sand off all the uneven edges and bumps. It also helps to dampen the outside a bit too if the edges are being stubborn! If dampened, let dry completely before painting.
Paint one part of the planter with the lightest color you want to use; one of the planters I did in a slanted paint job, the other I did a half and half. Once that paint is completely dried (usually over night) you can tape it off for the second color. Push the tape down firmly to avoid paint leaking. Paint the second/darker color of paint and let it dry.
Once completely dry, enter the succulent picks into the top and push all the way down, careful not to go out the sides/bottom of the foam ball. If needed, trim the pick down to size.
Now display your faux planter and don’t worry about watering ever again!!