DIY Fake Dirt

Today I’m sharing a my DIY fake dirt. This is a very simple fast DIY with great results.

By the way, today is also our first Do It Over Designers where we upcycle, recycle and DIY for the new year.  Hosted by Ann from Apple Street Cottage.  I look forward to seeing all these talented lands and their ideas so please be sure to visit.

DIY fake dirt is going to be my first project I share.  Spring will be here before you know it and making this DIY fake dirt is great timing.

As a result of making a Lavender plant for a DIY Knockoff Challenge last year I have made this before.  I knew when I made this I would definitely use it again given the chance.

I ordered a faux Lavender plant online and once I received it I was not happy with the dirt. Hence, the picture below shows the dirt appearing as though there are fingerprints in the dirt. A bit picky, maybe, however, I expect when I order a piece, it look professional. In this case it did not.

By the way, this was not able to be returned, so instead of stewing, I took matters into my own hands and made my DIY fake dirt.

Let’s Begin Making the Fake Dirt Using the Supplies Listed

Items Needed:

  • Non clumping kitty litter
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Black craft paint
  • Brown craft paint
  • Wooden stick or spoon
  • Paper bowl
  • Water

Measurements were not specifically listed when I found this recipe online however, trust what I suggest, it works like a charm.

To begin with, this DIY is extremely easy and takes minutes.

First, add your non clumping kitty litter to your paper bowl. Next, add your Elmer’s glue, brown paint , a small amount of black paint and a bit of water.

Next, using your wooden stick or spoon mix the ingredients together. As a rule, your combination should be wet to spread around the base of your plant.

Adding the Dirt to Improve the look of Your Faux Plant

For the most part, spreading the mixture it’s easiest to use your fingers.

After I begin decorating this plant will be in a different spot.

Lastly, let the mixture dry well and you have DIY fake dirt. I hope you think about giving this a try it adds so much of a realistic look to fake plants and literally take minutes to create.

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29 thoughts on “DIY Fake Dirt

  1. How unique! Never thought of making fake dirt, but I’m sure your idea will come in handy! Thanks!

  2. This is so clever, I will definitely be trying this. I have cat litter from a cat I had 10 years ago. I think I am a hoarder. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow !! I never knew cat litter gravel could be used for making something like fake dirt ! I have 6 cats so plenty of kitty litter here. I think your idea is really clever and unique.
    Dropping by from the Do it over designers blog hop.
    Have a fabulous week.

  4. Fake dirt. Now I’ve seen everything! : ) I think I would have just gone outside and scooped some dirt out of my flower bed….I guess that may not have created the look you were going for?….

  5. What a grand idea for a lovely floral topiary style lavender brush.
    Great idea using kitty litter for the “dirt”.

  6. You kill me with these easy and creative ideas, Cindy, dying right now this is so cool! I would never have thought of it. I love it! Pinning right now 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  7. this is pretty funny, but really needed. I’d just never thought about it before! and you were right, there were fingerprints in your purchased “dirt”. thanks for sharing it with us, Cindy!!

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