DIY instructions for a stone planter

DIY instructions for a stone planter

building instructions

Required material

  • cement
  • peat
  • Perlite
  • a wheelbarrow or a tarpaulin
  • Protective gloves (preferably with gauntlets)
  • a shape with the desired size of the later planter
  • another shape with a smaller diameter
  • colorful mosaic stones or pebbles, depending on your preference

Info: To protect your garden, you should lay out a large construction tarpaulin. Alternatively, you can mix the cement in an old wheelbarrow. Perlite not only makes peat concrete weatherproof, but thanks to its airy structure it is light and transportable. But be careful, the cement mixture is very corrosive, which is why intact safety gloves are absolutely necessary.

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Work steps

  1. Be sure to wear protective gloves when working with concrete.
  2. Mix the cement, peat and perlite in equal proportions.
  3. Choose the desired shape of your future bucket.
  4. Place the planter on a plant trolley so that you can move it more easily later.
  5. Pour the mixture into the jar.
  6. Save a part for later design and make sure that it does not dry out.
  7. Now push the smaller container into the large container.
  8. Let the two pots stand for a night.
  9. Make sure it is in a dry location.
  10. The next day, free the dried concrete from the vessels.
  11. Drill a hole in the ground.

Note: The hole is used to prevent waterlogging from irrigation water.

Now you have a classic concrete flower pot. But how does it get a stone look? Now the set aside cement mix comes into play. If this is already too dry, you may have to mix new cement.

  1. Brush the concrete bucket with the cement.
  2. Glue the pebbles or mosaic stones in creative patterns, arranged or wildly mixed up on the bucket.
  3. Let the cement dry.
  4. Your stone planter is now ready to be planted.

Note: Cover the hole in the floor with a pottery shard before filling the bucket with soil. Read here how to properly fill a planter.