Sunday, April 15, 2012

DIY Concrete Planter

For a couple of years I have wanted to try to make my own planter out of concrete.  Just because.  My  husband had to buy a bag to do a fence post repair a few weeks ago.


Since we had some on hand and I had recently saw someone pin the idea on Pinterest (here) I decided to give it a whirl. 

I used her idea of spraying WD 40 on my containers so the concrete would release.


I used a cheap plastic bowl and paint stick to mix my concrete.  I didn’t read the instructions, I just mixed until  I got a consistency I liked.


I used another cheap plastic bowl for my container and an empty sour cream bowl to create the empty area inside the planter.



My husband warned me to leave it alone for 24 hours.  I didn’t listen.  I had to make another one because it broke in half.  So DO NOT mess with it for 24 hours. 

Last night after it sat long enough, I removed it from the containers and sanded the edges with coarse sandpaper to smooth them a bit. 

I didn’t have a plant and it was dark so I put a tea light candle in it to see how that looked.


Today I bought a succulent and brought it home.  It was way too big.


Which really stinks because it is such a pretty one, so I planted it elsewhere. 

I dug up some mossy stuff I had planted in my flower beds and placed it in the planter.


It fit and it looks soft and pretty against the hard concrete.


I placed it in a grouping on my patio table. 


And decided it looks pretty dang cute. 


Linking to

Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors

Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming

Meet Me Monday @ You’re Talking Too Much

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style


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