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DIY Small Concrete Planter – Video Tutorial

If I had to pick two activities to list as our absolute favourites, I would undoubtedly and without hesitation choose crafting and gardening! I just love both of them so much because they are each a lot of fun to do and they also make my spaces feel happier and more cheerful. With that knowledge, I’m sure it’ll come as no surprise that I’m at my happiest when I can find ways to combine these two things in one place! That’s why, when I decided that I wanted to increase the level of greenery on the inside of my home to match my lovely garden outside, I decided that I’d rathe make the pots for my little indoor plants myself rather than buying them. I’ve been on a total DIY fine particle cement spree lately, so that was naturally my medium of choice!

Diy small concrete planter

Diy small concrete planter project

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I’ve always been a huge fan of following other people’s crafting tutorials, so it’s nice when I get the chance to return the favour sometimes by making guides of my own that document the process for projects I’ve come up with myself and think other DIY enthusiasts might like to try their hand at. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.

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For this project, you’ll need:

  • DIY fine particle cement
  • Water
  • A spoon
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Oil
  • A paintbrush
  • Hot glue
  • Jute twine
  • An empty yogurt cup
  • A plastic water cup

Step 1:

Gather your materials!

Diy small concrete planter materials

Step 2:

Add water to your DIY fine particle cement mix and stir it with a spoon until it’s free of clumps and you have the right consistency! Check the instructions on the packaging to get the right ratio of water to powdered mix, since it can vary from brand to brand. Set the mix aside briefly and use your paintbrush to coat the entire inside of your empty plastic yogurt cup with oil (canola or olive oil will work fine). You want to make sure you’ve spread oil all the way across the bottom and all the way up the sides so the wet cement mixture won’t stick to the plastic of the cup as it dries. Then fill your cup with your wet cement mix almost all the way to the top, leaving a few centimetres leeway so that it doesn’t overflow when you press the plastic water cup into the centre to make the opening in the pot in a moment. Once your yogurt cup is filled to your satisfaction, use your spoon to smooth the surface so the pot has a nice, even top. You can also tap the bottom of the yogurt cup on the tabletop to level out the surface and free it of air bubbles.

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