DIY: Make a Cement Planter & Engrave a Personalized Message

Carmina Soler, Illustrator & Animator

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8 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Class Intro

      0:46
    • 2. Gather the materials

      1:08
    • 3. Create the planter shape with cardboard

      1:19
    • 4. Prepare the design

      5:02
    • 5. Work with the cement

      2:02
    • 6. Time to reveal

      1:22
    • 7. Add some colours

      0:54
    • 8. Ready to make your own planter?

      0:43

Project Description

DELIVERABLES

Upload photos of the process and the final cement planter.

LIST OF MATERIALS

Step 1: Create the planter shape with cardboard

- Cardboard box

- Cutting mat

- Ruler

- Scissors

- A cutter

- Pencil

- Duct tape

Step 2: Prepare the design

Foam sheet (Goma Eva). You could also buy the ones that are adhesive but they go with packs.

- Letters made of foam sheet (Goma Eva)

- Glue

- Scissors

- Cutter

- Pencil

Step 3: Work with the cement

Cement

- Spoon or stick to mix it

- A little bit of oil and a brush

- Some coins

- Gloves (optional)

- Sand paper to soften the corners of the planter

- Paper towel to clean any extra cement

- A plastic glass

- A container to mix the cement (something that you can throw away afterwards)

- A pot for water.

Step 4: Time to reveal

- A cutter or something sharp to remove the letters from the cement

Step 5: Add some colours

Acrylic paints

- Small brush

- Something to put the paint

- Paper towel

Step 6: Plant your plant

- Succulents or Cactus plants

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Carmina Soler
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