50 Amazing Ideas DIY for Homemade Outdoor Cement Planters
Concrete (cement) solution is a rather malleable material, so there are many ways to create products from it. You can make DIY pots of various shapes and sizes. Check out the photos below to find out for yourself.
The concrete mixture is prepared according to the following recipe: 1 part of cement, 2 parts of sand (if you need increased strength, you can take 1 part), and 1 part of tile glue. Then add water little by little until the mixture has the consistency of thick cream. Such a solution does not spread, it is plastic enough to make any concrete shapes.
There are many creative and unique ways to make outdoor cement planters at home. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Create your own concrete pot molds using materials such as cardboard boxes, plastic containers, or silicone molds. Pour the cement mixture into the molds and wait for it to dry before removing the mold.
Use an old bucket or large plastic container as a mold for your pot. Once the cement is dry, remove the mold and sand the edges for a smooth finish.
Combine the natural beauty of wood with the strength of cement by creating a planter with a cement base and wooden top. Simply pour the cement mixture into a wooden box or crate, let it dry, and remove the wood to reveal the cement base.
Make small or large planters with just cement and old clothes. Soak a piece of cloth in a cement mixture, put it in a bowl or pot, and let it dry. Once it hardens, remove the cloth and the planter is ready.
Remember to wear gloves and safety glasses when handling cement and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper mixing and pouring.
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