Raise your hand if you’re a fan of cute pot-plant holders? What’s not to love, right? They’re functional pieces and house plants are important. These simple but trendy cement planters are so easy to make, and will look gorgeous on a shelf display in your home.
You will need:
- Clean cardboard juice or milk cartons
- Ready-mix cement
- Stick to mix the cement with
- Bucket to mix the cement in
- Small plastic cups
- Long plastic straws
- Masking tape
- Rust-Oleum Gold Painter’s Touch Paint
- Fine paintbrush
How to make a cement pot-plant holder:
1. First, mix the cement in the bucket according to the packet instructions (no need to add sand). Make sure it is well mixed to avoid any lumps.
2. Cut your carton in half so you have a tall oblong shape, then pierce a small hole in the bottom (in the centre) using the scalpel. Place a straw through the hole and push it all the way up into the carton.
3. Pour the cement mixture into the carton, around the straw, filling to about ¾ full.
4. Pierce a small hole in the bottom of your plastic cup (again, in the centre) with the scalpel. Place the cup, right side up, on top of the straw in the carton, pushing the cup down until the concrete is level with the cup and carton rims. Leave to set overnight.
5. Once dry, use a scalpel to cut away the carton, and remove the plastic cup and straw. Smooth any sharp edges with fine sandpaper and wipe away any dust.
6. Use masking tape to block off geometric shapes, and paint the rest, so that when the tape is removed, your geo design is revealed. Leave the paint to dry before removing the tape.
If you want to add some extra colour to your cement planters, watch this tutorial: