How To Make Concrete Flower Planter Pots
Learn how to make organic modern farmhouse planters for for plants and flowers with concrete! This simple, affordable option will give you years of use with a sturdy pot, suitable for indoor and outdoor use. You can stain and paint and stencil these concrete planters, and make them in almost and shape or size following this simple, how-to tutorial.
Hi there! I’m Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage and I’m back to share another project with ya! I have been so anxious to start planting flowers… I think we all can agree that’s its been a long winter. So of course, I had to make a few new outdoor pots… with concrete!
I loved sharing my concrete pumpkins with you last fall, and I really loved how they turned out, so I couldn’t wait to make another project that involved concrete.
Concrete is a bit more in depth to work with and it can definitely be a labor of love, but the finished results are totally worth it…
Here’s how I made them…
I started with basic black plastic pots, you know, the kind that your plants come in when you buy them… (but you can use almost any plastic container!)
Then I started mixing my ingredients… Portland Cement, Perlite and Sphagnum Peat Moss.
TIP: I’ve found that adding equal amounts of the concrete, peat moss and perlite works okay, but if you add another part of concrete to the mix, the concrete looks better when it’s dry…
I added just enough water to make the mixture wet and “cottage cheese” like…
Then, I started filling my bottom pot, and pushed the top pot over the concrete to make the bottom nice and even.
Then, I just started adding concrete to the sides and pushing it down with my trowel. Once I had it filled to the top, I leveled it off and let this sit for a week.
Once they were dry, I just used a pair of snips and started cutting the plastic pots to easily remove the concrete. I was left with this…
I am so happy with the way they turned out…
And I love the little “gaps” in the concrete from the perlite and peat moss mix…
And don’t even get me started on how much I love the flowers…
They’ve instantly brought a happy and fresh vibe to our front porch!
These would make great gifts for the flower lovers in your life too!
And speaking of gift ideas, here are a few other projects that make wonderful presents!
DIY Recipe Box
Mind Your Manners DIY Burlap Placemats
DIY Mason Jar Soap Pump
Until next time… You can find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
And be sure to stop by The Wood Grain Cottage to say hi!
laura@top this top that says
I just love this idea! Happy Mothers day to both of you!