These amazing DIY concrete planters are easy to make, super stylish, and are a fraction of the cost of the ones at the store!
Have you ever worked with concrete before? You're going to want to try after checking out all these amazing DIY concrete planters! From large to small, painted or gold leafed, you'll find the perfect tutorial for how to make concrete planters here.
Concrete not your thing? Check out these wooden planter box ideas instead!
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What is concrete, anyway?
Concrete is made of three basic materials: water, aggregate (typically sand or gravel) and Portland cement. Cement is the ingredient that binds it all together, but doesn't have a lot of strength by itself.
This article does a great job of breaking down the different uses for cement, and where they work best.
What type of concrete should I use to make planters?
Most of the projects below use a fine grain sand as aggregate to produce a smoother finish. Quick setting concrete mix already has the perfect balance of cement and fine sand you need to make a concrete planter. Just add water!
Specialty products like Sculptcrete are formulated to work more like clay, so they can be molded and shaped to create more interesting designs. Instead of hard aggregate, it uses flexible fibers as the binding agent. This is ideal for more intricately detailed molds.
What concrete molds should I use?
Anything, really! You can reuse those empty plastic containers in the recycle bin, or cut out cardboard and laminate it with packing tape. So long as the surface is waterproof and well lubricated with cooking spray, you can get creative and make your own concrete molds!
If you want to go beyond the typical cylinder or cube, there are plenty of silicone molds to choose from! I dropped a few of these awesome concrete molds into my Amazon cart for a future project!
Use concrete dye to change the color
Concrete by itself can look cold and drab. Instead painting it (and having it flake off after a while), try dying the mix before you start pouring! The powdered dye will give you a consistent color throughout your project, both inside and out.
Ready to be inspired? Check out these 20 amazing DIY concrete planter ideas!
DIY Concrete Planter With Wood Feet
This adorable DIY concrete succulent planter combines two different materials together for a chic look!
DIY Painted Concrete Planters
Gather up all those plastic containers from the recycle bin and use them as molds to make these painted concrete planters!
DIY Concrete Geometric Planter
You can create any shape of concrete geometric planter your heart desires with just cardboard and packing tape!
DIY Modular Geometric Concrete Planters
These DIY mini concrete planters take advantage of their triangular shape, so they can be displayed flat or stacked on their sides!
DIY Asymmetrical Concrete Planters
These fun and bright DIY concrete planters take advantage of every pot and pan in the kitchen to create unique shapes!
DIY Scalloped Concrete Planters
That tacky candy bowl you spotted at the thrift store? It would make the perfect mold for these scalloped concrete planters!
DIY Concrete Succulent Planters
These cute little DIY concrete succulent planters are made with a cement mix from the craft store that is specially formulated to be lighter and dry faster!
Concrete Pumpkin Planter
Get ready for Halloween with this concrete pumpkin planter, made with a traditional trick-or-treating bucket!
DIY Cement Planters from Balloons
What a pretty and organic way to show off succulents and small plants! These DIY cement planters get their shape from balloons that are popped after the cement dries!
Easy Concrete Planters
Silicone molds can be used to make a variety of different planter shapes, and oxide coloring changes the concrete from drab gray to shades of blue and red!
Concrete and Gold DIY Plant Pots
Go for the glam/industrial look with these concrete and gold leaf DIY concrete pots!
DIY Concrete Planters
I love the different colors and textures of all these little planters made just with paper cups! They make the perfect centerpiece for your outdoor table!
DIY Concrete Planter + Stand
Create this square planter out of juice containers, then make a custom stand to match!
DIY Dripped Concrete Planter
This dripped concrete effect is brilliant AND beautiful! Instead of casting the entire planter in concrete, she just added a bit of extra water to the mix and dripped it over the edge for a modern look!
Mini Concrete Planters & Faux Succulents
If you have a black thumb, you might want to try your hand at these faux succulents in a shallow concrete planter instead!
How to Make a Tall Concrete Planter
Ready to go bigger? This large concrete planter weighs a ton, but would look amazing on a front porch filled with plants or even small trees!
DIY Concrete Planter Pot with Wooden Base
This is another large concrete planter, made using a 5 gallon bucket and raised up by a gorgeous wooden base.
DIY Cement Triangle Hanging Planters
Believe it or not, these adorable little hanging planters aren't made of concrete at all! They used oven-baked clay to form the triangles, then painted the outside with faux concrete paint and gold leaf for a lux hanging planter without the weight!
Tiered DIY Concrete Planter with Copper Pipe
Go vertical with two tiers of concrete containers! The use of copper pipes gives it a modern industrial look!
Concrete Dipped Berry Box Planters
Dip some paper berry boxes in concrete for instant planters! I want to make these to grow strawberry plants in!
Thursday 30th of May 2019
These concrete planters are very cute, and so modern!