Making a Succulent Planter with the Mayku FormBox Vacuum Former

I’ve to say, that I’ve form of fallen in love with the Mayku FormBox Vacuum Former and I’ll or might not have needed to go buy myself a brand new little pocket book to jot down all the concepts for issues I wish to make, plan to make and MUST MAKE!

I made a decision that after my first mission the place I made some “Touring Dork” cleaning soap with my brand on it, I needed to make myself a cute little succulent planter to take together with me for my travels. So that’s precisely what I did, and the method was not solely very easy and easy to do, however fairly enjoyable!

Under, I share a bit about how I created this mission in addition to a video I manufactured from the method I went by means of from begin to end!

Creating My Succulent Planter with the Mayku Formbox

Glasses used as forms for the Mayku FormBox vaccum former

For this mission, I went to the native thrift retailer to discover a form I needed to make use of for my succulent planter and located two items that will work completely! One was a small ingesting glass and the opposite was a votive candle holder, which have been each manufactured from glass.

Creating a mold with the Mayku FormBox vaccum former for a succulent planter

I used the smaller of the 2 to create a mould to make use of as the outlet that will home the succulent plant I needed to place in there. I made certain to decide on types that have been tapered and could be straightforward to take away from the mould as soon as it was fashioned.

Mayku FormBox cast sheets, 30 pack

For the planter mould in addition to the mould for the outlet, I used the Mayku Solid sheets that are clear and have a nonstick floor so my completed planter would pop proper out as soon as it was able to be eliminated.

Creating a mold with the Mayku Formbox for a succulent planter

For the plaster, I knew that I needed to make use of the Mayku Pour Powder that had include my Mayku FormBox, however I additionally needed so as to add some shade. With none pigment or coloring, the planter would have been a greyish white shade that might have been painted after it was dried, however I needed to combine in some pigments I had discovered on the artwork retailer, straight into the powder for a nicer end.

Mayku FormBox Pour Powder plaster mix
Mixing Mayku Pour Powder with colored pigments for a succulent planter

As soon as I had combined up my powder and pigments, it was time to pour them into the mould in layers as I hoped for a pleasant rainbow-type impact with random ranges of shade for a novel and attention-grabbing look. I positioned my mould over a deep container in order that it will maintain it regular and it will have much less of an opportunity of being knocked over or getting bumped.

Pouring plaster into a mold for a succulent planter

I then took the smaller mould and used it to create the outlet and house for the succulent to take a seat in as soon as it was able to plant. For this, I needed to push the mould into the plaster after which tape it down firmly whereas it dried, because it saved making an attempt to flee and pop again up out of the plaster!

Creating a mold with the Mayku Formbox. Using plaster to create a succulent planter
Creating a mold with the Mayku Formbox

As soon as dried, I used to be in a position to take away the mould for the outlet and the dried succulent planter from the solid sheets and plant my succulent buddy to go dwell with me in my van for my street journeys!

finished succulent planter created with a Mayku FormBox vaccum former

Making a Succulent Planter on the Mayku FormBox Vacuum Former | Video

I had numerous enjoyable doing this mission and I ended up naming my succulent “Lucy” in order that once I throw open my van door, I can shout “LUUUUCY…I’m HOME!”

I’ve just a few very private tasks that I wish to do. I will probably be documenting these tasks as properly, so ensure you observe our channel and subscribe so you possibly can observe alongside on my journey!

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