Learn to make these cement balloon planters the easy way, and that works! Use a balloon as your mold. Cement (not concrete) is the key.
I started this project out feeling really frustrated.
Originally I tried to make these round cement balloon planters using concrete like other tutorials show, but it was a complete fiasco.
Even though I sifted the concrete to get out the gravel, it just didn’t work. I must have popped 5 or 6 balloons in the process.
I also was working outside and accidentally polluted the environment with 4 runaway balloons I was never able to catch- it was really windy that day.
Aargh. I watched a million videos and read tutorials of people making these with concrete and I’m feeling like they have to be faked a bit, because it just doesn’t work.
–Palm slap to the forehead for the “ah ha” moment!– Cement! That was the key.