Memphis Pop Concrete Planter

Memphis Pop Concrete Planter

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 28th 2020

Paint a plain planter into a rocking' statement accent piece with Americana® Acrylics.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #10 flat brush
    • 1" painter's tape
    • #4 flat brush
    • black fine-point permanent marker
    • graphite pencil
    • found objects



    This is a fun project using no patterns. Just tape off shapes. Basecoat and then add circles, squares, grids, etc. as desired.

    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Tape off the bottom and top rims of the planter and then various sizes of triangles and stripes.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use a 3/4" flat brush to paint the open areas in colors of your choice. Remove all tape except the bottom and top rims.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use a pencil to make various shapes in the painted areas. Use found objects like plastic jar lids for circles; cardstock as a straight edge to make triangles, grid lines, etc.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Use a paintbrush of choice to paint the drawn shapes using the same colors.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Remove the remaining tape. Use a permanent marker to outline the designs. Use the handle end of a brush to make dots.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Stand a #4 flat brush on end, dip into paint, and then tap lightly on the planter surface to make "confetti" look.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Have fun making this planter your own with simple shapes and patterns.
    14. Instruction #7