Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Diy Concrete Planters

Hi friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I went to the Charlotte NASCAR race on Sunday & fell even more in love with racing, it was an amazing night. Now on to this easy diy. A few days ago I posted a diy for concrete letters & ampersand & I've been having fun creating different things out of concrete. I'm still messing around with a few other concrete projects, but I finished these concrete planters & couldn't wait to share them with you all. 


I used everything that I used to make the letter & ampersand (see here), except instead of using the letter & ampersand, I used some tupperware & Coca-Cola cans.


Before mixing the concrete, I sprayed the inside of the tupperware & the cans with cooking spray, that way it'd be easier to take them out of the concrete & tupperware. I then mixed the concrete and poured a fourth of concrete into the tupperware & then pushed the cans in the center. I poured concrete around the cans & then let the concrete dry overnight. The cans came out pretty easily with a few pulls & the concrete came out right when I pulled it out of the tupperware. I sanded down certain areas that needed it & then I had concrete planters!







I now have these lovely concrete planters sitting on my window sill & I'm sure I'll be adding more very soon, because you can never have too many planters.


Have you made concrete planters before or anything out of concrete? What do you think of these concrete planters? I'd love to know! As always, thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

  1. Very clever idea! I love the look of the concrete with the cactus, so cute!

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  2. I love these! Great for my industrial décor. Thanks for the idea!
    Stacy
    www.anygirlcandoit.com

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  3. I love these, they are perfect. Great idea. They look fabulous on the window sill. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  4. super love this project and everything "concrete"
    <3
    Irene

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  5. These are so cool!!!

    xo
    Daniela

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  6. These planters are great and I really love the post about the letter and ampersand too! I made stepping stones for my garden path and got hooked on working with concrete also. Glad I found your post for some ideas to use my extra concrete with. If you want to check out my post on the stepping stones it's at:

    http://www.ahousestory.com/make-stepping-stones/

    Have a great day!

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  7. I loooooove this. Concrete AND succulents! Can a girl ask for more?

    xx
    http://www.freeseries.ca

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  8. love the idea. I am going to try it, thanks

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  9. Followin from the Link'n blogs party and love these. I did these once as a business card holder at a craft fair. Since I was living by the beach they took forever to dry, but once they did I was in love. I love industrial chic stuff and I want to do something similar to this but with gold and candles instead of succulents for my upcoming industrial chic wedding favor/decor post.

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  10. These are so cool! It looks pretty easy to make, too:) Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I love these!! My sister is obsessed with succulents and these would be perfect for them!

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  12. Katelyn, very chic! In LOVE with these! Especially the fact, that my hubby is a concrete contractor.... I am always noticing the art of concrete and cement!

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  13. These are fantastic and thanks for sharing the process. They look very white. Did you paint them or is it just they way they are photographed? Thanks very much!

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  14. These are so adorable.... I love the South Western Beach style.... Thanks for sharing!!!
    :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  15. I love how simple and affordable these are! My girls would love to make them! Thanks for linking up with us at the Create Link Inspire party! You were featured today!

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  16. Ok I LOVE these too and your pictures are so beautiful.

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  17. Love these, and they look so awesome on your tray too! Pinned :)

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  18. The planters look amazing and it looks so natural with the cactus. Great pictures.

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  19. Another amazing idea! Very inspiring, Katelyn. I am choosing this to feature on Craft Frenzy Friday this week! :o)

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  20. Beautiful! I am going to try this....I have a bunch of succulents to plant.

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  21. What about drainage?

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  22. Your idea is living with creativity is very nice and cool. I got some idea from Freshessays.com . This is such a nice article that you posted. Thank you for nice article. We are looking for this types of amazing writing.

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