Geometric Resin Succulent Planters DIY
Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft, sharing another fun resin craft DIY. Geometric planters are particularly intriguing and look great as decor and paired with succulents, they are perfection! These geometric succulent planters are easy to make, and if using FastCast, they ultimately take less than 30 minutes to make.
These succulent planters are definitely contenders for centerpieces, Spring decor, handmade gifts and even Summer wedding decor. Customize the color of the planters to match the theme for the ultimate effect. I will demonstrate how to make 2 varieties of succulent planters: clear, using EasyCast resin, and opaque white or colored, using FastCast and transparent dyes.
Supplies needed for Geometric Resin Succulent Planters:
FastCast Urethane Casting Resin
Drill with 1/2 inch bit
Disposable work surface, mixing cups, stirring sticks, gloves
Begin with the EasyCast clear planter. Set up your workspace with the resin, mixing cups and molds.
Read the EasyCast directions and mix accordingly with the 2 phase mixing process. Wear protective eye wear and gloves when mixing/handling.
Pour the EasyCast Resin in each mold up to the top. Let the resin dry and cure over 24-48 hours.
For a nearly immediate result, use an identical process with FastCast Urethane Casting Resin.
FastCast mixes in a 2 phase process as well, but the mixing time is much shorter. It sets up completely in 10 minutes, so this project is incredibly fast. The FastCast resin dries opaque white, but adding a few drops of transparent dyes during the mixing process can give it a wonderful opaque color. I used 5 drops of blue and 3 drops of green.
After the resin is dry and cured completely, remove them from the molds. Next, use a drill and bore a 1/2 inch hole in the top that goes down about 1 inch.
Finally, the geometric planters are complete and ready to fill with flowers. Simply hot glue some faux succulents right in the drilled hole and they are ready to display.
For those with a green thumb, add some peat moss and hot glue a live succulent inside. Mist with a spray bottle to water.
Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun on her blog 5 days a week.
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