Right here’s a DIY challenge for you – make your personal concrete pots! Aren’t all of them the fashion in the meanwhile? I’ve been a sucker for all of the concrete goodies and I believed I’d give this a go!
This was an affordable challenge and I spent about $20 all up (I made 5 pots – I in all probability may have made extra with the bag of cement I had).
What you’ll want:
- A bag of cement combine. Be sure you get cement and never concrete combine
- A bag of peat moss – non-obligatory (this provides the cement that tough look)
- A collection of pots/cups
- Cooking spray
- Vegetation + little rocks
- File (non-obligatory)
Combine up the cement in a bucket.
I put a mixer on the top of the drill to combine it up higher, however you possibly can simply stir together with your fingers (simply put on gloves!). You possibly can see from my completed pots that I made some with out the peat moss and a few with. I LOVE the peat moss pots (that was a mouthful!). They’ve a rougher look and you may barely see the little items within the pots. Simply pop a great handful in to your cement combine if you wish to use it. It was $5 for the bag so I wished to offer it a go.
Spray BOTH the pot and the cup you’re utilizing. It will make it simpler to get them out when it units!
Fill the pot 2/3 after which squash the cup within the center – the surplus will replenish the edges. They are going to pop up a bit naturally, so you possibly can put some water within the cups to maintain them down.
24 hours later!
Among the plastic pots wanted to be lower open so I may get them out, however some got here out with a little bit of wiggling and tapping. I allow them to dry for an additional couple of days right here on my again desk.
You don’t must file the tops as they appear nice as they’re, however I did tidy them up a little bit (nicely my 13 yr outdated did!).
I masked up a few areas and popped some paint on. LOVE them!
Right here’s the completed product! I’ve been rising succulents in my backyard so I grabbed some from there (aside from the cactus I purchased). I additionally put little rocks within the backside of the pots earlier than I planted the succulents – seeing as there isn’t a drainage you’ll want the rocks on the underside and a few very hardy vegetation.
Blissful DIY-ing! ♥ KC.
Mary Ellers is Wahu Times’s senior journalist covering federal politics. She has previously wrote for NPR and is a regular contributor to Medium. Mary graduated from Georgetown University’s journalism school with distinction in 2014.