Cloth and Cement Plant Pots. A Fun, Playful Project for Your Home

cloth and cement plant pots
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You can make some really interesting plant pots with a out of concrete and old clothes.  The technique is really easy, but it’s also super messy, so dress adequately and cover the working surface with plastic foil. You’ll need different types of containers to shape up your pots and some creativity. As a result, you’ll get a lovely contrast between the bright flowers and the grey, rough texture of cement. Here’s how to make these cloth and cement plant pots.

1. Prepare the cement mix into a shallow container. Add water a little at a time and mix the concrete until it is the consistency of a thick mud.

cloth and cement plant pots2. You can use all kinds of containers for the desired shape of the pots: cans, coffrets, mason jars, Styrofoam cups etc. Just cover them and the working area with plastic so it won’t stick to them.

3. Cut a piece of drop cloth to size the pot you want to create.

cloth and cement plant pots

4. Dip the cloth in the concrete mix making sure it is completely soaked.

cloth and cement plant pots

5. Squeeze out the excess cement. You want it thick, but not running off of it.

cloth and cement plant pots

6. Place it on the plastic covered container. Level it out and fold the corners however you want. At this point, you can cut off the excess fabric  with an old pair of scissors.

cloth and cement plant pots

7. Wait two days until it fully dries. When the entire piece is a light grey colour, you can remove the newly formed pot from the plastic.

8. You can use some twine around it to give it some more stability and flare, but it’s not mandatory.

cloth and cement plant pots

9. Make drainage holes at the bottom with a drill.

cloth and cement plant pots

Cloth and cement plant pots. Designs

Here’s how the planters with the flowers look like.

cloth and cement plant pots

cloth and cement plant pots

Credits: infarrantlycreative.net

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