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Make Your Own Concrete Planters From Recycling!

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Wait! Don't throw away or recycle that plastic...you can make gorgeous modern planters for your garden using them as molds!
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $20 Difficulty: Easy
  • make your own concrete planters from recycling, concrete masonry, gardening, how to, repurposing upcycling
First things first, collect those plastic containers in different shapes and sizes. Oil the well with cooking oil...to make sure the concrete doesn't stick.
  • make your own concrete planters from recycling, concrete masonry, gardening, how to, repurposing upcycling
Mix concrete as per the instructions on the bag. Then fill containers.
  • make your own concrete planters from recycling, concrete masonry, gardening, how to, repurposing upcycling
Use more containers to make the holes in them for the plants (don't forget to oil the outside of those containers though!)
  • make your own concrete planters from recycling, concrete masonry, gardening, how to, repurposing upcycling
Voila! Cool modern planters. You can use a concrete drill bit to drill a hole in the bottom for drainage.
  • make your own concrete planters from recycling, concrete masonry, gardening, how to, repurposing upcycling
Add plants and enjoy.
  • make your own concrete planters from recycling, concrete masonry, gardening, how to, repurposing upcycling
You can see more photos of each of the steps here: http://gardentherapy.ca/how-to-make-concrete-planters/

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  • Debra Castorina
    Debra Castorina Nicholson, PA

    The plants all die in the winter in thoz..if left in the ground they'll come back

    • B. Enne
      B. Enne Canada

      @Debra Castorina they are in pots. You could just remove the pots and store them in a garage.

  • PollyAnna Curmudgeon

    Now THIS is what I'm talking about! Someone with a modern aesthetic. Bloody brilliant offsetting of the holes, and minimalism. Bravo..

  • Christian DuBois
    Christian DuBois Palm Coast, FL

    Insert several wooden dowels to create drainage holes...works really good...

  • Liliaeurich

    What a neat idea !!! Thank you very much.

  • Jackie
    Jackie Newnan, GA

    Could also use plastic straws for drainage holes

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