How to make a planter out of concrete and a silicone mold. This video tutorial will also show you how to make your own mold out of a Solo Cup.
The products used in this post were supplied by Buddy’s Artisan Mix. The company still sells their mix and some pigments, but it looks like they stopped selling the molds. This post may contain affiliate links. Using these links helps support my blog. Thank you!
I love to give the gift of gardening. I absolutely love flowers and, in particular, plants that produce an edible product. And pretty planters are always nice for the windowsill or for starting new seedlings for Spring. Today I’m going to show you how I made some small planters with Buddy’s Artisan Mix which is a brand of concrete. They came out so cute.I made a similar product, a Candle Holder, using Buddy’s Artisan Mix as well. Want to make a glass planter instead? Check out my upcycled wine bottle planter.
Supplies listed below may include affiliate links to the products.
- Candle Maker’s Combo Set with Concrete Mix and 2 Silicone Molds (The company no longer sells molds, but I found these silicone concrete molds on Amazon)
- Red Oxide Coloring
- Yellow Glaze
- Something to stir your mix with
- Something to stir your mix in
- Crafting Apron to protect your clothes
- Solo Cup
Unfortunately, the company rebranded and some of their product links went to fishy places now so I’m going to give you some resources on Amazon to try… this is concrete mix under art supplies. Concrete color. Concrete mold. Silicone Mold for Planters (these should work for candles too).
How to Make a Concrete Planter
This concrete mix and the silicone molds make the project pretty simple. I used solo cups for mixing the concrete.
You can add the oxide coloring to the mixture, then pour it into the silicone mold to let it harder.
Alternatively, you can add glaze like the photo below.
Here’s some blue that I mixed. You can add more or less of the powder to get different shades of the color.
For two of these planters though, I used solo cups to create my old molds… it was fun and I like how they look! All I had to do is mix up my concrete mix, add any coloring that I wanted, and pour it into my mold.
For my mold, I took the Solo Cup and added a balloon to the middle so the concrete would need to mold around it. Once it all dried, I was able to pop the balloons and pull them out. Then I just ripped the cup off. Just make sure the balloon or whatever you use in the middle is centered or else you may have it come out uneven.
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Here is a list of all the gift tutorials in this series: Grocery Bag Holders, Homework or Art Displays, Cloth Napkins or Wipes, Mint Extract, Bread Bag (to give with fresh bread) Braided Dog Toy, Paper Mache Pokeball, Peach Infused Liquor, Extra Large Pot Holder, Fabric and Wood Cross, Adult Apron, Cake Mix Cookies in a Mason Jar, Pillowcase, Library Tote Bag, Tile Coasters, Coffee Cozy, Essential Oil Storage Box, Bowl and Casserole Dish Covers, Dry Oil Perfume, Lunch Bag, DIY Wall Decals, Pokemon Boo Boo Bags, Cement Candle Holders, Wood Step Stools, Easy Soy Candles, Cutting Boards, T-Shirt Stencils Using Freezer Paper, Balancing Wine Holder, Easy Concrete Planters, Reusable Gift Bags
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