CAST PLASTER MASK PLANTERS:
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.
Halloween masks that you can fill with plaster
Plaster of Paris
Tile adhesive calking
Plastic or Terracotta pots
Goop Glue or E-6000
Hot Glue and glue sticks
White Krylon spray paint
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 calking 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 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.