DIY Concrete Succulent Planter

Crops have all the time been a go to in inside design, however over a decade or in order that they turned second to a extra artificial various. Artwork, ceramics and flower bouquets turned a most popular various to embellish tables and window ledges. As an alternative of inexperienced we’ve gone for artificial. However now these two worlds are combining. A shift again to 1970’s inside types has given us free roam to create miniature jungles in our houses. Utilizing a mixture of huge potted home crops, spectacular succulent mixtures and greenery hanging from each nook we will create a tropical world filled with color, life and vibrance. An ever rising method of adorning that modifications with the season.



The one drawback we have now is discovering pots to maintain all of those crops in now. That is the place we will convey our personal concepts and creativity into the combination. Making your personal planters doesn’t must be difficult or troublesome. So long as you’ve gotten a water-proof container to catch the extra water in you need to use any materials to assemble a planter that’s utterly distinctive. Assume material, metallic, clay and even concrete. I’ve discovered it’s helpful to gather skinny plastic meals containers which are simply minimize to measurement for this objective. I’ve made this small succulent backyard utilizing one among these containers to carry the crops. It’s truly a lot simpler than it seems.



  • Non-stick cake baking tray
  • Small, plastic container
  • Concrete
  • Throw away container for mixing concrete
  • Throw away stirrer for mixing concrete
  • Scissors
  • Blue/White Tac
  • Small succulents




1. Reduce down (or select) a plastic container that’s shallower than your baking tray. You will want it to be no less than 1 cm smaller to permit a sturdy layer of concrete to type beneath.



2. Roll out an extended skinny tube of Tac and press it onto the within of the small container. Make it possible for the Tac comes up over the sides of the container simply barely with out folding over onto the periphery. Press this down onto the within of the baking tray. You possibly can place it the place ever you desire to the opening for the crops to be. I’ve gone for the middle of the block.

At this level you need to cowl the remaining floor of the tray with a skinny layer of both Vaseline of cooking spray to make eradicating the set concrete simpler afterward.



three. Combine the concrete based on the packaging directions and pour into the tray. Maintain the container in place when you pour a bit concrete throughout the bottom to cease it shifting misplaced. In the event you’re utilizing a small container to combine the concrete you may have to repeat this step various occasions till the tray is totally full and you can’t see the small container anymore.


four. Now the tray is filled with concrete wiggle it gently to encourage all the air bubbles to rise to the floor.


5. Depart to set for a minimum of three days. Don’t be tempted to take away the concrete earlier than as it is going to be brittle and break or crumble. After three/four days rigorously pull the edges of the baking tray out to interrupt the seal between the tray and the concrete. Then flip the tray onto a flat floor very similar to you’d flip a cake onto a plate – resting the floor on prime of the tray after which turning them each collectively on the similar time. Gently faucet the tray while the wrong way up to launch the concrete.


6. When you’ve taken the concrete out of the tray depart for an additional couple of hours in order that the floor may be uncovered to the air and harden absolutely.


7. Take away the Tac and sand down any tough edges with a nice sanding paper. All that’s left to do now’s determine which succulents to plant in your new backyard!

The factor I feel I really like probably the most about this design is its versatility. Use any form cake tray to get totally different seems. You can even use the planter in a variety of various locations. It makes a very distinctive desk centerpiece, a fantastic workspace hold-protected area and even use the planter as a door cease to get a bit of inexperienced in each area you possibly can!

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