I like things that are a bit different and unexpected. Concrete pots happen to fall under both of those categories. I’ve been looking to add a few plants here and there throughout the house, but I wanted something that was a bit different to the traditional house plant.
Succulents and concrete pots were the perfect solution.
I love them! And they’re easy to make!
Here’s how to make them!
You will need:
– Portland Quikrete
– Sphagnum Peat Moss
– Cooking Spray
– Plastic Containers
– Mixing Bucket & Paint Stir Stick
First, start by mixing equal amounts of portland quikrete, perlite and peat moss. Mix as much as you want, as long as the amounts are even.
Mix all ingredients together, then add enough water to make a wet cottage cheese-ish mixture. Precise, I know!
Spray the plastic containers with cooking spray, making sure to coat them really well.
Then, begin filling the outside plastic container with an inch of concrete. Place the smaller container in the middle and use the paint stir stick to scoop and pack the mixture into the sides. Pack tightly and smooth off the top.
Allow the concrete to dry at least 24 hours before removing the inner container.
After another 24 to 36 hours, remove the outer container. Let the concrete sit at least 72 hours to a week before using. The concrete will lighten as it dries.
Once it’s dried, you can drill a hole in the bottom for drainage. I didn’t, because I planned on planting succulents, which take little water. If you plan on planting something that takes a lot of water, I would definitely drill a hole in the bottom to allow for drainage.
They look so cool!
I love all that awesome texture. The perlite and peat moss mix beautifully with concrete and that’s what gives the pits and crumble appearance.
I really love the soft gray color too!
And the succulents are just perfect with them!
I’m putting one in the laundry room, and I think the other one will find it’s home in the powder bathroom.
It’s those little touches that really make a huge impact, and I’m loving this simple concrete project that looks big!
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