Sunday, February 21, 2010

Faux-Bois Planters

I received a new Living magazine in the mail today, completely out of the blue and unexpected.  I have my sneaking suspicions as to who may have renewed my subscription (thank you, Mami, if it was you).  I love those little surprises that come in the mail!  

I was reading through it this evening, loving all the gorgeous photos and beautifully written articles, when I came across a craft that I am definitely going to do soon. 

Isn't this faux-bois planter the most fantastic thing you've ever seen?  Ok, maybe not the most fantastic, but it's at least up there on your list of awesomely-inexpensive crafts.  It's made by pouring "hypertufa" mixture between two vessels and sitting for a few hours. 

The mixture consists of equal parts perlite, peat moss, Portland cement, and enough water to reach the desired consistency.  So simple!  Click the photo to see detailed instructions on how to make this particular planter.

You could also use two metal mixing bowls of different sizes to form a more modern design.  Click this link to read the history of this craft and for different types of molds. Pin It Now!

1 comment:

  1. Don't you just LOVE Living magazine?!?! since domino's demise, it is now my favorite! i just wish it wasn't so expensive....though this post just served as a reminder that a subscription would be a terrific birthday present...i'll start laying the hints now!!


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