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DIY Concrete and Cement Planters and Candle Holders

$10
5 Hours
Easy

Playing around with concrete and cement, I made these planters and candleholders....
see how I did it on my blog...
making a selection of planters and tea-light holders out of cement and concrete...
making a selection of planters and tea-light holders out of cement and concrete...
use old plastic containers....cement mix
use old plastic containers....cement mix
add some lace washi tape
add some lace washi tape
cement tea-light votives setting
cement tea-light votives setting
cement setting in moulds
cement setting in moulds
making concrete planters...
making concrete planters...
concrete setting in moulds
concrete setting in moulds
concrete...coming out of mould
concrete...coming out of mould
rough and ready...
rough and ready...
for some sanding...
for some sanding...

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Dawn
    on Apr 28, 2016

    Witch is better, just concrete and water or mixing items like peat moss and vermiclite? I am wanting to try this for the first time. Ty

    • Sheilagh
      on Feb 3, 2017

      Adding peat moss strengthens the item. Vermiculite added lightens the overall pot/planter a lot.

    • Erin
      on Mar 16, 2017

      Hypertufa!

    • Vicki Bushert
      on May 18, 2019

      What your describing is called hypertuffa which makes the concrete lighter and helps strengthen it. However hypertuffa has a more rough textured appearance. And can also look aged. If your going for that perfect smooth modern look just use the concrete.

  • Deeann
    on May 23, 2017

    Why is my concrete crumbling and falling apart. . Did I mix concrete to dry. Not enough water mixed in .
    • Rka32151223
      on Dec 19, 2017

      Have not done a bit of this myself but plan to. However I have been doing a good amt of reading on Pinterest in preparation. One major mistake by many of the instructors is failing to say what type of concrete to use. The finer the better. A plastering kind was suggested by some. I do not know what caused your problem but it may have been as simple as the above.

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  • Marley Butts
    on Jun 7, 2015

    These are awesome.You can make mushroom the same way,the top piece anyway.If you know someone who takes core samples(which I did) from cement,the sample that comes out is perfect for the mushroom stem.I don`t have access to that anymore,so I will have to make my own mold for the stem.Thanks for sharing.

    • Erin
      on Mar 16, 2017

      You can make mushrooms using sand casting the top.

  • Deb James
    on Sep 1, 2015

    Loved this project! Hardest part was waiting for it to dry!

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