DIY Concrete Planters

Ursula Carmona

Ursula Carmona took inspiration from the 2023 Design Trend "Nordic Nature" to craft these beautiful, modern DIY concrete planters.

Ursula, from Home Made by Carmona, embraced the simple beauty of raw materials to create these modern pieces. They are easy to make in an afternoon, and can grace your vignette, coffee table or outdoor living areas with simple Scandinavian nature-inspired style.

Supplies Needed

Concrete planter and candle holder

Setting Up

To get started, cover the holes on the bottom of the nursery pots using FrogTape®. Then, spray vegetable oil on the inside of the larger pots and the outside of the smaller ones.

Step 2

Pouring the Planter

To get your concrete started, use a strainer to sift the dry concrete into a disposable bucket or container. Be sure to crush the bigger pieces through the strainer, you want only a fine powder left behind. This is a very important step for a smooth finish. Slowly mix water into the sifted concrete mix until it is a thick, creamy consistency that pours slowly.

Step 4

Pour concrete to fill about one third of the larger nursery pot, then press the smaller one into the center of the larger one. Fill in the sides with concrete, and pound the pots onto the surface to compact and level the concrete. Add more as necessary, again pounding the pot onto a surface, until it is level and full.

Sometimes the smaller pot will try to float up. Place a couple strips of FrogTape® along the top of the two pots and down the sides or adhered to the table. This helps secure it in place.

Step 6

Final Steps

Allow the concrete to dry for the time listed for your chosen concrete mix. Then, slowly wiggle out the smaller pot and peel the plastic from the larger pot off.

Using FrogTape®, create your own unique design, and spray paint the color of your choice.

Step 8

While the paint is still wet, peel off the tape, and enjoy your beautiful handiwork!

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