AvantiMorocha
AvantiMorocha
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  • San Antonio, TX

DIY Large Concrete Planters

2 Materials
$25
2 Days
Medium

I have been looking to get large concrete planters for a while, however, after discovering how expensive they are I decided to make my own. I felt confident in my ability to make them since I've worked with concrete before albeit on a smaller scale.
Check out the video above to learn how to make these Large Concrete Planters on your own! OR you could always just follow this step-by-step guide. No matter what you do I’m sure you’ll enjoy making them.
Check out the video above to learn how to make these Large Concrete Planters on your own! OR you could always just follow this step-by-step guide. No matter what you do I’m sure you’ll enjoy making them.
diy large concrete planters
First, mark the height you want your pot to be. I made mine 10in (25cm).
diy large concrete planters
Cut it.
diy large concrete planters
Use a piece of cardboard to close the tube. Attach it to the tube with Gorilla tape.
diy large concrete planters
This cheap nursery planter is going to be the inner mold.
I wanted my inner mold to be a little taller so, I'm going to attach a strip of heavy weight cardstock.
diy large concrete planters
Use vegetable or motor oil and rub it on the exterior of the inner mold.
diy large concrete planters
Mix the concrete and water. I use a ratio of 4:1 concrete: water. The consistency you want is similar to peanut butter. 
diy large concrete planters
Pour the mix into the mold.
diy large concrete planters
Place the inner mold. Add some rocks to keep it in place. Let it dry outside for 24 hours.
diy large concrete planters
When it's dry. Remove the rocks and cut the tube.
diy large concrete planters
Be careful when removing the inner mold, you don't want to break the pot. Use a sanding sponge or an orbital sander to smooth the top area.
diy large concrete planters
As you may have noticed I didn't add a drainage hole. I'm using
this pot inside so I want to avoid water on the floor.
diy large concrete planters
Add some pebbles or packaging peanuts to the base to help with drainage. 
diy large concrete planters
diy large concrete planters
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you like this DIY. Don’t forget to visit my blog, subscribe to my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/LatinMorocha and follow me on my social media, see you soon Chau Chau!

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Suggested materials:

  • Mortar Mix  (Home Depot)
  • 8”quik-tube

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Barb
    on Aug 7, 2018

    What prevents concrete from going into the inner mold thru the drain holes it has?

    • AvantiMorocha
      on Aug 7, 2018

      Hi Barb, I covered the drain holes with gorilla tape, you can see it in the video tutorial.

  • Jacquienina
    on Oct 19, 2018

    Hi - this is exactly what I want to do. Assuming that one has some of the materials already (oil, plastic pots, buckets), what would you estimate to be the cost of one of the planters in this video?



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