Springtime is the perfect time of year to start potting some plants to make an area become full bloom. For this week’s DIY we wanted to create our very own plant holder using a cement mix. It’s easy, quick and fun to do when you have a couple of hours to spare. The decorating of the pot afterwards is pretty great, too — you can personalize it any way you like!
Here’s how to make a springtime cement plant pot.
What you need:
Disposable bowl for mixing
Containers for molds (I used a large orange carton and a narrow milk carton to fit inside)
Mask and gloves
Step one: Cut the empty cartons down to the size you want your plant pot to be — each carton needs to be at the same height. Place the smaller carton inside the larger one.
Step two: Mix the cement in a bowl — 4 parts cement with 1 part water until the mixture becomes the same consistency as a cake mix. Place a weight inside the molds to keep the structure in place
Step three: Pour the cement mix into the outside section only. Let it set overnight.
Step four: When cement is set, peel away the cardboard cartons
Step five: And there you have your plant pot — ready to be decorated how you wish!
More DIY ideas from BLDG 25.