Cast Plaster Mask Planters

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By Craft Celebrity Mark Montano, from the blog Mark Montano’s Big Ass Blog.

CAST PLASTER MASK PLANTERS…Say that 3 times fast! I love anything that you can use as a mold. When I saw these Halloween masks the first thing I thought of was how to use them to cast something in Plaster of Paris. Well, the results were terrific and it makes my boring garden pots, well, spectacular.



1. Mix enough Plaster of Paris to fill your masks. DON’T WORRY: If your mask has holes in it for the eyes and mouth, just tape over it on the outside of the mask. Not on the inside where you will be pouring the plaster.

2. Let the masks dry and remove.

3. Score the pot and the back of the plaster face. This will make it rough so that the glue has something to hold on to.

4. Using hot glue, Goop glue, and whatever glue you can find, put the face on the planter and let it dry in place. Squeeze in some Tile adhesive caulking in the edges where the plaster face doesn’t touch the side of the pot.

HINT: My pots were cheapie plastic pots and I had to cut off some of the rim with scissors to get the mask to fit just right. However, pots come in many different sizes. Take your mask to the hardware store with you to figure out which will work best.

5. After your face is dried in place, fill the sides with more calking. I thought this made it more finished, but honestly, it would look good without this step.

6. Spray paint your pot white after the grout has dried.

7. Dry brush your pots with the gray paint over the white. This will make the features pop. Keep doing it until you achieve the look you want.

Fill with a bushy plant and it will look like green hair.


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