DIY Planters from Cement

Garden Crafts

A pictorial tutorial on how to make the most exquisite planters from cement

diy cement planters shabby

It’s such an easy DIY, yet the results looks, well, shabby chic glamorous!!!  I love this look + the ease & practicality of this DIY garden craft project makes it ‘one for me’!!!  For you too?

What is nice about this technique is that you can tailor the sizes and the shapes of your group of handmade planters to the size and the shape of your garden, patio, or balcony.  Size up when you can, size down when you need too. Also, great technique to make ‘odd’ shaped planters to hide unsightliness (think garbage containers, water meters, etc.)

As you can tell, don’t think that cement is a match to ultra-modern outdoor furniture only. It pairs well with rustic metal wire patio sets as it will with happy floral furniture cushions.


I hope this inspires you to get your hands ‘dirty’ and go play in the garden, making it pretty and just so… In the nick of time for your Fourth of July barbecue! Perfect!!!


image credit: see book below

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I am thrilled to have just found out that this project comes from the book Concrete Garden Projects: Easy & Inexpensive Containers, Furniture, Water Features & More. It’s by by Camilla Arvidsson and Malin Nilsson. The book is not only about planters. Included are vases, roses, hearts, a birdbath and more. The book is free for Kindle subscribers, and it’s inexpensive for the rest of us. Wow! What a find. Makes a great gift to gardeners.

Please do send some good thoughts and well-wishes to whosoever made these darling planters!

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