9 Quick Concrete Planters: You Can Make In An Hour
In a hurry? Here are 9 easy DIY concrete planters that can be made in Just an hour.
These quick concrete planters really can be made in one hour.
You may still need to wait a day for the concrete to cure, but most of these tutorials use the rapid setting and rapid curing cement mix, so the curing time is only one hour.
You’ll have a ready-made planter in two hours!
Why are these planters so quick to make? Because they don’t require too much fussing to make the molds.
Concrete planters can be made very quickly, it’s usually the mold that inhibits the ability to get these DIY planters made in under an hour.
How do you make a concrete planter? The general method used to make a homemade quick concrete planter is to take one part water and mix it with four parts cement.
How Do You Mix Cement And Concrete For Quick Concrete Pots?
To mix cement for pots, mix the water and cement until there are no lumps.
Depending on the mold you are using, you will want a consistency between a thick milkshake and peanut butter. If the walls of your mold are thin, then the consistency needs to be on the thinner side.
Next, you’ll pour the concrete or cement mixture into your mold and let it cure for the duration marked on the bag. This can be one hour or 24 hours, typically.
Once it has cured, remove the homemade concrete planter from the mold.
You may need a little troubleshooting when making a homemade cement planter. The most likely problem you may run into is that your concrete pots are cracking.
Why Do Cement Pots Crack?
Concrete and cement planters crack usually because either too much water was used in the mix, or weather conditions dried it too quickly.
And that made the cement or concrete contract, causing it to crack. This cracking problem is unrelated to how long it takes to make them.
To prevent cracking in cement pots, you can lightly mist them with water and wrap them in plastic while curing.
You can read more about troubleshooting concrete cracking issues in this post.
If you are wondering which cement is best for making pots, then you should understand the differences between the concrete and cement mixes.
Depending on the size of your DIY concrete planter, you may need a mix that contains more aggregate or a mix that needs to be smooth.
This article where I compared 6 different types of concrete crafts mixes, will explain this in-depth.
Pocket Guide to Concrete & Cement Mixes For Crafts
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Common Materials For Making Quick DIY Concrete Planters
Please see the individual tutorials for the complete list.
- Rapid set cement
- Disposable bowl
- Disposable cup
- Durable nitrile gloves– I like these because they are so durable, they can be reused
- Safety glasses
- Safety mask– rated for silica dust
DIY Quick Concrete Planter Tutorials
9 Quick concrete planters that you can make in just 1 hour. If you are looking for a short project, then just take your pick from any of these handmade planter tutorials. You'll have your own DIY concrete planter in no time!
How To Make A Colored Cement Planter in Pink!
This concrete planter tutorial uses powdered pigment made specifically for concrete to get the sweet pink color. So simple, and the mold was a $1 bowl from Dollar Tree.
There are lots of types of concrete pigments you can use to color a cement planter. You can read about the types of concrete pigments and how to use them, in this article.
Green Marbled DIY Concrete Planter
Create a marbling technique using acrylic paints to make your own marbled DIY concrete succulent planter.
DIY Magnetic Cement Planters
Add magnets to a mini sized cement planter so you can hang them on a refrigerator. These quick-to-make planters are perfect for decorating a dorm. Everyone will want one!
DIY Cement Stone Shaped Planter
Use a nylon stocking to quickly form the shape of this unique DIY planter.
Marble the cement with white and black pigments, or just make it a solid color. These make adorable little concrete gifts.
Concrete Wine Cork Planters
If you love those little real wine cork planters, then you’ll love these planters made out of concrete.
My succulent stems lived for years in these- definitely longer than the ones in real cork.
Cement Balloon Planters
These cool round ball shaped cement planters really can be made in just an hour. You have to wait about 30 minutes in between molding since you mold one half at a time.
However, the total working time is still one hour.
Cement Egg Planters For Easter
You might be pushing an hour for making these cement Easter egg planters depending on how many egg planters you plant to make.
You should be able to make about six cement planters in one hour. The trick is getting the hang of pushing the inner skin out through the eggshell.
DIY Burlap Bag Concrete Planter
This concrete burlap bag planter can be made in about 20 minutes, but the demolding may take you just as long.
This planter is similar to the stone planter where you use a no-fuss mold, which is a burlap bag instead of nylon stockings.
How To Make A Cement Planter With A Succulent Design -In Relief
And this quick DIY cement planter is easy to make.
Just adhere the silicone design to the inside of the ice cream container, then glue a straw to the bottom for drainage and cast the cement.
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