Articles and Tutorials For Making Concrete Planters

Learn everything you need to know about making concrete planters, including the important parts of working with cement when it comes to DIY planters.

Questions and Answers for How to Make a Concrete Planter at Home

To make lots of copies of concrete planters, silicone molds are best.

This article shows how to make a small silicone concrete mold and this one for a larger one.


But you can make pots out of disposable plastic containers or even word forms.

This article has comprehensive information on all the types of mold materials for concrete pots.

You can make a concrete planter lightweight by adding ingredients like perlite to the mix. This hypertufa planter is lightweight.

Yes, you should always add a drainage hole to a concrete planter. Despite the fact that concrete is porous, it still retains too much water to keep a plant healthy.

I have a tutorial for how to build in a drainage hole into your DIY concrete planter mold so you don’t need to drill one after.

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