Concrete Planters

Project Description

What was your source for this garden project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Concrete Planters Link to website or photo www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=372218.0 What type of item is this? Plant or Flower How would you describe the style of your project? Mod How would you describe the style of your project? Outdoorsy How would you describe the style of your project? Funky What are you most proud of? Not killing half of the succulents I have planted in the planters. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't make the planter too large (unless you add perlite or something to make the concrete less dense), or the planters end up becoming rather heavy! Don't use glass as a mold, as it will want to permanently stick to the concrete. If possible, rent a mixer to mix the concrete. It's less back breaking. Wrap yourself head to toe with plastic when doing the wet polishing, unless you don't mind be soaked to the bone with water. If drainage is of concern (I just put gravel in the bottom of my containers), place a lubed up wood dowel through the bottom of the planter to create a drainage hole. Remove the dowel once the concrete has cured.

What you will need

  • Quikrete Countertop Mix
  • Quikrete Cement Color - Charcoal
  • WD-40
  • broken up wine and beer bottles
  • various shaped plastic containers
  • wet sander
  • silicone based penetrating sealer

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