Concrete Dipped Berry Box Planters ~

I love planting in unconventional containers…my niece recently bought her 1st house and ended up with all sorts of things left behind by the previous owner including stacks of old green pulp berry boxes…
Gathered a few supplies...
No real recipe...I just used a couple cups of Quikrete Vinyl Patch (any fine texture concrete would work) and added enough water to make a medium thin consistency mixture…
I dipped the berry boxes in the concrete mixture covering them but being careful not to soak them out of shape and set them out to dry...
Once dry they were ready to go...I lined them with landscape cloth to hold the dirt and dropped in some plants...
They turned out exactly how I hoped they would…love when that happens!

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  • Jane Doe
    on Jun 5, 2019

    Have you had any experience with the longevity of these pieces?

    • Kathy Lovenburg
      on Jun 6, 2020

      Do you think double dipping the containers would help? I would want to leave it to fully dry between coats. Excellent idea!

  • Angela harrison
    on Jun 10, 2019

    I have a drink crate.. What are some ideas. I can use it for

  • Donna
    on Apr 18, 2020

    how did you allow for draining? Love this idea!

    • Diana Wearing
      on Apr 19, 2020

      Thanks, water drains through the open spaces on the sides and bottom they don't fill in completely with concrete.

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