Concrete planters look stylish and sleek, and they’re long lasting. They’re perfect for growing cacti and succulents, either individually or grown together as part of a succulent display.
The planters are easy to make at home. Experiment by creating small planters for house plants, and then branch out to create larger planters, suitable for growing outdoor plants.
You can also be creative with the design and shape. You can even dye your planter, using concrete dye, for an alternative look.
Find out how to make your own concrete planter, below.
You Will Need
- Sharp sand
- Dust mask
- Stick for stirring
- Two empty plastic tubs, one smaller than the other
Wearing a dust mask and gloves, mix five parts sharp sand with one part cement and enough water to make the mix as pourable as thick double cream.
Pour the mix into your larger tub, until it’s about half full. If there’s spare concrete, why not make a series of pots in different sizes as a windowsill set?
Next, take the smaller tub and firmly push it into the liquid mix, aiming to stop 2cm before you hit the bottom of the larger pot. Leave to set for 2-3 days.
Once set, cut off and remove the plastic tubs. If you want to use your pot outside, drill a drainage hole through the base with a masonry bit.