DIY Concrete Planter
Concrete DIY's are all the rage ...I've seen a million DIY tutorials on this but they always required cutting cardboard, getting different shaped containers, etc. I wanted to simplify it as much as I could but be able to keep the succulents in there long term without adding rocks. AKA I wanted a hole on the bottom so this is what I came up with!
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Complete list of materials is below. I used Quikrete and water for my concrete mixture.
Take your exacto knife and make a "X" at the bottom of your regular size cups.
Slide your straws through.
Push them to the bottom.
Seal that with hot glue - this will create the hole at the bottom of the planter to be able to drain the water.
Make a "X" on the bottom of your Dixie cups.
Pour your concrete in and shake it to settle it.
Once you tap it enough and the air bubbles are out, slide your Dixie cup right onto that straw and push it all the way into the other cup with concrete until concrete is level to the brim.
It should look something like this! Now depending on the size that you choose - you will have to let the concrete dry completely. Mine took about 1 1/2 days!
You can leave them as is or paint them! Totally your call.
I used painters tape and messed around with the designs but possibilities are endless (per usual with DIY's). I painted them different colors and added some spots with a smaller paint brush!
Since there is a hole in the bottom, you can plant your succulents without adding rocks but feel free to add them if you are concerned.
And voila! I mean C O M E O N with these. I made these are thank you gifts for my first DIY workshop that I hosted over the weekend and the attendees loved them!
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- Concrete (Hardware store)
- Dixie cups (Grocery store)
- Regular party cups (99 Cent Store)