Try making a geometric concrete planter!

Concrete and geometric shapes are bang on trend at the moment and we love them! Bring the industrial feel of concrete and the soft fresh look of flowers into your home with this simple DIY planter - it's easier than you think! Get your hands dirty and have a go, why not?! These also make great cost effective and stylish pressies for your friends and family. 

What you will need

  • Plastic mixing bowl

  • Quick set cement - we got ours from Homebase

  • Empty yoghurt pot

  • Fine sandpaper

  • Masking tape

  • Tester pot of paint in your choice of colour - we've used Jelly Bean from Wilkos

  • Paint brush

What to do

  1. Grease the bowl with cooking oil

  2. Mix up the cement following the instructions on the packet, making sure it's smooth and lump free

  3. Put the bowl on a level surface and pour in just enough cement to cover the bottom of the mixing bowl

  4. Place the yoghurt pot in the centre to create a hole for planting and fill the gap around the sides with the remaining cement

  5. Leave the cement to set overnight

  6. Once dry, remove the plastic bowl and pull out the yoghurt pot

  7. Then sand off any rough edges

  8. Using masking tape create a geometric shape of triangles

  9. Paint the unmasked areas and leave to dry

  10. Once dry, gently peel off the tape

  11. Now you're ready to add the plant of your choice to the hole to create a beautiful table centrepiece for both inside and out, or a lovely gift!

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