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Happy Monday! It is week 7 of homeschooling (apparently that’s how I keep time now) and I’m feeling optimistic. Our state is slowly opening back up and it was nice to see more people out and about over the weekend.
The hubby and I went out and picked up several things that we needed and worked on several projects while the kids were at my parents over the weekend.
However, today I am sharing another beautiful Dollar Tree DIY with items I already had in my stash.
I never thought I’d say this, but my crafting items are looking sparse. Yikes!
Anyways, I am sure you have seen the beautiful moss filled cement planters that are everyones’ farmhouse “must haves” right now.
Well, they are expensive.
And by that I mean CRAZY expensive.
Like the one below from Houzz.
Succulents are still in demand and now in cement bowls too. The one below from Overstock is almost $300 (on sale no less!)
They are gorgeous, but not for me at that price.
So I decided to try my hand at recreating that Look for Less.
I had this clear plastic bowl from Dollar Tree that I picked up (honestly, I can’t remember when).
Dollar Tree Faux Cement Bowl
And I had this paint that I had received from Plaid last year as part of their Ambassador program.
It’s supposed to have texture already in the paint so I thought it would be great to create a cement look.
It wasn’t the color I was going for, but I knew I had to create layers so the color was going to be covered up anyway.
I started to paint and I tried to get a close-up so you could see the texture of the paint.
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Next, I layered on another gray.
This one was actually still too light, but I gave it a second coat anyways. I didn’t bother to cover everything perfectly.
Since I didn’t seem to have the color I needed, I made it.
I used my favorite White Adirondack chalk paint and mixed it with black chalk paint, until I got a cool dark gray. I made sure to not mix thoroughly, because I wanted the paint to go on streaky, with lighter colors and then darker ones, like this.
Here is a closer look of the variation.
It’s starting to look like cement!
Once, that was done and dry, I added styrofoam to the bowl and secure it with a little bit of hot glue.
Next, I added some Dollar Tree moss balls and floral moss (I always have those in my stash).
I adhered them with a little bit of hot glue.
Finally, I added some succulents. I thought 3 was just enough since I wanted the moss to be part of the arrangement as well.
I love the final result!
The texture that paint gave was awesome and my final blend of black and white looked like cement.
This pretty much cost me nothing since I already had everything and a lot of stuff were leftovers from other projects, but if I had to buy everything it would run above $7 or so. Not too shabby I think!
I am so happy with my Look for Less this month and I have another one that I created that you can watch in the full video here.
Let me know what you think of this quick DIY! Perhaps you already have your items to make this!
As always, share with your friends who would love this too!
See you in the next one!
Until then…. adios!