DIY Planters from Cement

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:: Pictorial tutorial on how to make the most exquisite cement planters ::


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!!!



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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

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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  1. these are so cool!!!! love the idea of making your own, too.

  2. What a great idea!! Love this!

    Oh yes, FYI, I did a search on Google images, and this project is from Better Homes & Gardens:

    Hope that helps!


  3. This is pictures from mine and Malin Nilssons book: Concrete garden projects. And I am the photografer. Regards Camilla

  4. Pete E. says:

    There have been numerous articles on DIY cement projects. These planters are amazing and I love the different designs. Thank you for the article.

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