DIY Concrete Planters

I'm stoked to be sharing my first DIY on my new blog! Today it's DIY concrete planters I used on my Home Depot table top, you can see that post here.  These planters are a fairly easy DIY that add a touch of industrial feel as well as lots of texture to a tablescape. These vessels can be used as planters, vases or even candle holders. Keep reading to see to find out how to create.

DIY Concrete planters

SUPPLIES:

DIY Concrete planters Supplies

STEP 1: mix water and concrete a little at a time 

DIY Concrete planters

STEP 2: Use the drill and mixing drill bit to mix. Adjust the amount water and concrete until the mix is about the consistency as cake mix.

DIY Concrete planters

STEP 3: pour a small amount into the larger paper cup.

DIY Concrete planters

STEP 4: Pour a small amount of mix into the smaller cup (for weight) and place in the larger cup. 

DIY Concrete planters

STEP 5: Fill the larger cup almost to the top. Allow to dry and peel away cups. 

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Setting the Table with Home Depot

Are you guys Project Runway fans? I've watched almost every season. I was inspired by fan-favorite challenge, the "unconventional challenge," for this series. If you're not familiar, contestants must find items to make their garments from an unconventional store, i.e. not a fabric store. Once they had to find items from a hardware store, once from a candy shop and one time in the trash of an office building. I didn't go that extreme, but I wanted to choose shop or store to find items for a tablescape that you wouldn't traditionally think of to shop for tabletop goods. For this first edition I went to good old Home Depot. I mean, I'm there every weekend anyway.  Some of these items I even had in my garage already. I wanted to illustrate that you don't have to drop big bucks at Pottery Barn to get a beautiful table (I still love you PB), with a little creativity, you can even shop your garage!

Setting the Table with Home Depot

Items used:

  • Drop cloth with left over black paint
  • plywood
  • concrete DIY planters (tutorial coming soon)
Setting the Table with Home Depot
Setting the Table with Home Depot
Setting the Table with Home Depot
Setting the Table with Home Depot

The beautiful dinnerware was supplied by my friends at L'entramise, a shop full of fabulous disposable dishes and silverware, so perfect for an outdoor party.  I used: dinner plate in grey smoke / flatware in jett / tinted water glass in jet / stemless white wine glass

photos by A. Fatouros Photography