Make A Cute Planter With A Little Cement And A Towel
Cailyn Finkel 2/29/2016
Get ready for spring with this cool cement planter craft - you'll save money and have a durable, reusable planter that's incredibly easy to make. This is the best way to showcase your flowers!
What You'll Need
For this easy project you'll need a few things. Most of them can be found at your local home improvement store!
- 1/2 Bag of cement mix
- Mixing stick for concrete
- Water (according to cement instructions)
- 5-gallon bucket (2)
Once you have these items you can get to mixing!
The Perfect Consistency
Combine the cement mix and the amount of water called for on the bag. The cement should be soupy, but not too runny! You can add a few extra splashes of water if need be.
Drop the towel in the cement and make sure it's totally coated by moving it with the wooden stick.
Let It Dry
Remove the cement-soaked towel and place it over the other 5-gallon bucket. Then you just need to let it dry for 24-48 hours, or until the cement is completely stiff.
You'll see the cement turn from dark gray to light as it dries!
Easy As Pie
Once the cement is dry, remove the towel from the bucket and drill two holes at the bottom for water drainage.
Last But Not Least
Now you can flip it over, fill it with soil and plant your gorgeous flowers and yummy herbs!
Just In Time For Spring
You'll have a planter that is totally unique and will last for years - not to mention, it's super cheap to make! If you're still a little unsure about the process, check out the The Rustic Willow website for more details.