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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
dry1 d
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 4 planters
Author: Eden


  • 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
  • Gloves
  • Scoopers
  • Sanding block
  • Rocks
  • Drill
  • 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!