Paper Inspiration: Concrete Geometric

I have been coveting Concrete Geometric’s¬†planters and vases since the second I saw them! They are totally my style. Plus they are made using molds, and you guys know how I feel about that!!! LOVE!

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I think the only reason I haven’t purchased one yet is because I haven’t really purchased ANYTHING for myself lately. I kinda put myself on a personal spending freeze so I can save for upcoming trips and some new equipment.

However I must dream about these things. When I was going through the Silhouette Design store looking for files for an upcoming project I saw a 3D paper succulent cut file and my absolute first thought was Concrete Geometric’s planters. I mean it only took seconds to think of how to make a paper version.

concretegeometric_005concretegeometric_004I used my Silhouette Portrait and cut files from the Silhouette Design Store to make this. It seriously only took me about 5 minutes total. I’m not even familiar with folding or manipulating paper!!

  • For the succulent I used thick textured cardstock and the 3D succulent plant cut file (which I reduced 75% in size).
  • For the faux concrete planter I used Silhouette brand chipboard and the 3D Pentagon cut file¬†(which I reduced to fit on an 8.5″x12″ piece of chipboard since I have the Portrait)
  • I used super fast drying Tacky Glue for all the seams and for attaching all of the leaves. There may have been a better glue to use, but I’m still learning. I think it worked out pretty nice though since it has handled being dropped a few times by a toddler.

concretegeometric_003I absolutely adore how the little faux plant came out. I was planning on placing it on one of the shelves in my living room, but CT claimed it as her own and it’s now living in her bedroom. Which basically means I really need to get the real thing!!!!

The top two photos were used with permission from Concrete Geometric, and I asked the owner permission to write about this post beforehand!

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7 thoughts on “Paper Inspiration: Concrete Geometric

  1. Love this idea!! I’m making these for my cube and my coworkers’ cubes since we don’t have windows! Thanks for the inspiration! @michii00

  2. This is genius. Love how you made your inspiration in only a couple minutes. I’ve never tried any of the 3-d shapes, but I want to try.

  3. I love this! And I love that idea of making them for coworker’s office cubes. I want one for my office. It can sit right next to my 3D paper gnome!

  4. Brilliant! I got my portrait and have loved it for the last 2 months! I must try this. I am thinking I might coat the planter with concrete textured craft paint to make it look like real concrete :) TFS.

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