Thursday, July 8, 2010

Concrete Planter

Just sharing some non food stuff today. Don't worry I have not turned in my apron, I just loved this planter and thought some of you might also.

I made this for Dad for Father's Day and it was simple and easy! I am making a few for my house too.
 All you need is 2 plastic salad bowls. One large family size and one medium size, so they fit, one inside the other. Spray the inside of your large bowl with regular cooking spray the outside of your smaller bowl. Set aside. 
Mix your concrete according to package directions - I used Quickcrete ready to use concrete, the smallest bag they had, a 10 lb bag. One bag made one container.
Pour concrete batter into the large salad bowl and then nestle in smaller bowl. Push small bowl into concrete so concrete oozes all around sides of bowl. Weigh it down with a brick or other heavy object. Add rocks or seashells around edges that are showing. Let dry and twist it out (It should not stick at all with the cooking spray you used). I think mine took 2 days to completely dry but with all the rain we were having I am not surprised.
I added some dirt and small pepper plants but it would also look cute with seashells on your edges, filled with sand and a candle. Super easy.

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7 comments:

Life in Rehab said...

I've seen a variation of this, bit yours look so much more "finished" and professional. Nice job.

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

Very nice. My leaf casting planters don't have a nice finished edge to them like yours, but I was going for rustic. I like 'em both ways.

Anji* said...

I am really liking these concrete planters, seen a few around.. I love your idea of adding stones/shells around the edge!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

HI MICKEY,
YOUR PLANTER CAME OUT REALLY CUTE.
WHAT A GREAT IDEA.
YOU CAN REALLY COOK ....
WHEN YOU CAN COOK WITH CONCRETE!!LOL
HAVE A GREAT DAY,
BLESSINGS, NELLIE

Tanya said...

That is such a cute idea, one that I will use for sure. Thanks.

Leslie said...

What a great idea! I have never mixed concrete before, but I just might have to give this a try! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Mrs. Sojourner said...

I really like this. I think I may have to try it! Thanks for sharing.