Get inspired with these 21 unique DIY concrete planters ideas, with tutorials.
With these 21 unique DIY concrete planters listed below, you’ll find ideas for just about any DIY concrete planter you want to make.
Concrete planters are probably the funnest craft you can make with concrete.- in my opinion.
I mean, you can create just about any look you want. You can make them in just about any size, shape or color.
Give your own personal touch to any cement or concrete planter because doing so is really fairly easy once you’ve got the basics.
General Materials For Making These Concrete Planters
For getting down to the nitty gritty of how to make concrete planters, take a look at How To Make Concrete Planters And Everything You Need To Know article.
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DIY Concrete Planters That Are Molded Around Balloons
Using a balloon as a mold? Yes, it can be done and it's easy too.
There are lots of ways to use balloons as molds for DIY concrete planters. Take a look at these neat examples.
Mold cement around a balloon to make these unique round planters. With this easy step by step tutorial, they are much easier to make than they look!
These dark colored balloon planters were made with small round balloons and then were pigmented with a charcoal colorant.
Concrete Planters Made With Your Own Silicone Mold
When you make your own silicone mold, you can replicate the shape of any object to make a concrete planter. With silicone molds, you can make multiple copies.
These are great for people who make and sell their cement planters. - Hello Etsy folks!
Make this textured planter by making a silicone mold from a glass that was made for a candle.
This tutorial shows you how to even make the hole for drainage in the silicone.
Use PVC pipes to make any size round concrete planter mold. You can make these to be tall, short, wide or narrow.
There are so many possibilities for making concrete planters with PVC and silicone.
Unique DIY Concrete Planters That Are Marbled And Colored
Coloring concrete planters is easy! Just add pigments to the mix. You can even make the cement marbled by mixing together two different concrete mix colors.
These can be made by using acrylic or latex paint and mixing it into the concrete mix.
You can also add powdered pigments that are specially made for concrete.
Don’t you love how the pink colored cement looks with the beautiful green of this succulent plant?
This is basically a cement bowl tutorial where I made a drainage hole using a straw for the mold.
You can make this marbled concrete planter by using white concrete and acrylic paint.
There’s nothing to this, it’s simply done by dividing the concrete in half and adding paint to one half. Then just blend it in!
This geometric shaped modern concrete planter was made using corrugated plastic as the mold.
You can build it to any size and shape. Add copper accents to make it truly artisan!
Once again, these adorable planters were simple to make and they make such great gifts!
If you are wondering which is the best concrete mix to choose, I wrote an article comparing six different concrete crafts mixes.
You’ll have to see the marbled version of these cement planters for this tutorial. Wait until you see them! Click on over for pics!
Unique DIY Cement And Concrete Planters For The Holidays
Concrete planters are such great handmade gifts! People are always amazed that you made them yourself.
And how great to make something that’s functional and not just decorative to give as a gift- form and function, baby!
Did you know you can use a burlap bag to make a concrete planter out of?
The texture on this came out so fine, it feels just like burlap! Add some Christmas ribbon to give as a gift for the holidays.
Make cement planters from eggshells! Use hollowed-out eggshells as the mold for these stunning planters.
Place them around your Easter table and give them as guest gifts!
Here’s an example of an easy-to-make, unique concrete planter that was painted after curing.
Paint it with holiday colors to give as a decorative planter gift for the holidays. You should see what I used to get the ribbed texture!
Homemade Cement Planters Made To Look Like Rocks
You can even make DIY concrete planters look like pieces from nature.
Looks like a real rock, right? This is actually a lightweight planter where I used foam as the core and sculpted the cement around it.
I added a little color to make it look more realistic. Wait to try sculpting with cement. You’ll be addicted.
Another stone rock planter that’s made from cement. This DIY planter is made using a stocking to get the shape of a smooth stone. You can marble it or leave it black.
Other Unique Handmade Concrete Planters
The ability to make unique concrete planters is truly limitless. Unless you use a pre-made silicone mold, they are always one of a kind.
Add your own personal touches with color, shape and size.
Take a look here if you are wondering about whether it's
Safe To Pot Plants In A Concrete Planter.
How about making a self watering concrete planter that gets moisture using a wicking method?
If you are going on vacation for a week, don’t let the neighbor kid water your orchid- this will take care of itself and get the proper amount of moisture.
This wood and concrete planter box was made with concrete tiles.
Make your own tiles using inexpensive plastic molds that were made for walls. And they come in lots of different patterns.
Here’s how you make a plastic pot look pretty. You turn it into a concrete planter! The decorative outside is a decoupage napkin that has held up under the elements.
Use any printed napkin to decorate the outside of your Dollar Tree plastic pot- turned durable planter.
Create any kind of inset design into a DIY concrete planter by using silicone material as an applique on the concrete planter mold!
Here’s a unique DIY concrete planter to make. The mold for this came from Dollar Tree and is meant to be used for chips and dip!
But I like it better for making a multi-compartment succulent planter!
Making a concrete planter by dipping towels, t-shirts or scrap fabric is really quite easy.
If you are in a hurry, you can skip the use of balloons to get the curved gathers. The folds will happen on their own and can be curved with a little fussing.
concrete cork planters are unbelievably good for single stem succulents. For some of these, I didn’t even use soil.
The succulents that were in these cork planters that I placed outside, lived forever!
Is a Converse sneaker unique enough? This crazy looking cement sneaker planter has actually held up well and even the plants seem happy.
If you need some help
troubleshooting cracks and crumbles in your pots, then take a look here.
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