DIY Cement Planters
These DIY cement planters are inexpensive, easy to make and look great! These would be perfect for a wedding or your garden.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 4 planters
- Peat Moss
- 1 45 lb bag Portland Cement
- 1 small bag Perlite
- 4 large metal bowls and 4 smaller metal bowls to create a mold
- A bucket for mixing the cement
- Sanding block
- Flathead screwdriver
Mix equal parts cement, peat moss and perlite. I scooped 8 cups of each into a large bucket. This will make 4 medium sized bowls.
Mix the ingredients together and add water until you get a texture like wet sand. I did about 8 cups water, easy right?!
Spray your molds, in this case the larger bowl with nonstick cooking spray and the bottom of the smaller bowl.
Put yellow gloves on (they don't need to be yellow, that's just the color I think of when I think of gloveand scoop the mixture into the bowl with your hands. Press down and around the sides.
Place the smaller bowl on top of the cement mixture. Place rocks inside to weigh it down.
Let it dry like that for 24 hours, then remove the top bowl using a flathead screwdriver or something to lift it off. I left the bottom part to harden one more day and then removed it.
Once the bottom is removed and the bowl is out of the mold, sand the edges.
Drill holes in the bottom of the bowl for drainage.
Plant, plant, plant away! Geez I love these things!