DIY Easy Concrete Planter
Today I want to share this easy concrete planter DIY. It is one of my favorites because concrete planters look so stylish without using expensive materials. You can actually make concrete planters with stuff you have around the house.
Concrete planters have their charm; the contrast between the simple grey color, and the plants. Also, concrete as a material was very popular in the mid-Century modern design, which has a great comeback right now.
These planters are surprisingly easy to make too, so it is also a great activity for kids too.
Concrete Planter DIY
What You’ll Need:
- Cement Powder
- Large Plastic bowl
- Smaller Plastic bowl
- Vaseline and
- A brush
- Sand Paper
- Stones (or another heavy object)
- In the large bowl, mix about 5 parts cement powder with 1 part water and stir until you have a thick paste mixture.
- Brush the smaller bowl with Vaseline inside and outside. It will help you take the planter out easier after it gets dry.
- Put the smaller bowl in the large one, and push it downward, in a way it will creep up the sides of the larger pot as you push.
- Now, put the stones (or any other heavy object) in the small bowl. It will assist the cement to stick up instead of pop it back out.
- Leave overnight to dry (Important).
6. Gently, separate between the bowls and take out the concrete planter.
7. Sand the concrete a little bit to straighten it out.
8. Paint or spray!
Now that your concrete planters are ready and painted, you can plant your favorite plants. I think the concrete planters are perfect for planting succulents and because you can make that concrete planter DIY of all shapes and sizes, it makes it even more perfect!
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