DIY: Make a Cement Planter & Engrave a Personalized Message | Carmina Soler | Skillshare

DIY: Make a Cement Planter & Engrave a Personalized Message

Carmina Soler, Illustrator & Animator

DIY: Make a Cement Planter & Engrave a Personalized Message

Carmina Soler, Illustrator & Animator

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8 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Class Intro

    • 2. Gather the materials

    • 3. Create the planter shape with cardboard

    • 4. Prepare the design

    • 5. Work with the cement

    • 6. Time to reveal

    • 7. Add some colours

    • 8. Ready to make your own planter?

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About This Class


In this class you will learn how to make a cement planter and personalize it by engraving text and design elements to it. I'll show you how to go through all the process which is pretty simple and easy to follow.

At the end of this class you will have a unique cement planter to decorate your home or to give as a gift to a friend.

If you love plants and crafts this class is for you! ; )

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Carmina Soler

Illustrator & Animator


Hi! I'm Carmina Soler. I'm an illustrator and animator from Barcelona (Spain). 

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1. Class Intro: handsome implant their school. I love them. And I will teach you how to make the planter from a scratch and personalize it like these ones. In this class, you will learn how to integrate the text and designed to your cement with few easy steps. You will make your UNIX vendors to the core of your home or to give us a gift to a friend. My name is Carmen. Icily. I love craft. And I would did you hard to make. Are you ready to have fun in this class? Then he didn't roll and let's get 2. Gather the materials: for the first step, which is to create the month. We would use a cardboard box cutting mat a ruler. Caesar's a matter of fancy and attractive for the second step, which is to grade the integration of the vendor who use from sheik. There is made of some she blue Caesar scatter. For the third step, we will need the cement. Spooner stick makes it a little bit of oil and a brush some coins and you might want to use . You will also need some paper to soft in the corners of the planter paper towels to be in any excess Ament and a plastic glass. You will need a container system in something that you can throw away afterwards and a but for water. For the first step, we just need a really things fresh, something to put the pain and paper tower finally, of course, depends 3. Create the planter shape with cardboard: check that the plant foods in the plastic glass Well, then check whether the glass fits inside the box you have, If the body is to be just got the box in pieces and we make it this morning, otherwise just got a part that you don't need like me the size of the most. It's totally after you buy recommend to make it proportionally to the your Crees that this more would be to be productive. They happen. As you can see, the more is too high, so I will carry church. Make sure, though, that the mold is a little bit higher than the base of the plan, since you need to have about having a change of Samantha base. 4. Prepare the design: Now we will work on the planter design. I have made a quick sketch having in mind the size and shape of the planter and also the size of the letters that I have. I will start putting together the text on the letters plastic back. So it's easier to move the letters over once I'm happy with the set up of the letters and I have text that they fit well. On the whole, I will continue doing the other. Now that I've got everything, I would check how I will. I'm happy with the design. So I will start taping the inner walls of the book. Make sure you did. This is it would have to take off the boat and you will be able to reuse it over and over. If you don't taping the moment break once you take it off and he might leave some car prototypes to submit. It is not always easy. - Is ready, Major, with a ruler the center of the site of the world where you place the letters, make some money. So it is here to place them straight now. Very important. Make sure you base the letters in birthday keep in mind that you will want to read them what's transferred to the summit since these letters are sticky from the wrong side. According to our, I play with them a little bit to get rid of its before placing them from the other side with the elements. I wouldn't have this problem because the orange form is not sticking. When you have tasted everything, you can finish the more. Make sure to put that tape through all the side to make sure it's died in three weeks. As you can see, I added some extra elements to the site. Here you can see you reuse more with another design and here plastic car with designing side when it's transparent, it's easy to understand how to place the letters. 5. Work with the cement: so we have our most designed ready, and now we'll work with this image. First of all, been with oil or spray the letters to make sure they won't get stacking. Estimates do the same with the outside fire off the last e class. I don't recommend using glass because it can be really tricky to remove it from the cement . Afterwards, you spastic that the Greek or create yourself more with cardboard. When you mix the cement, you want to make sure that the mix is more free than solid way. Need to make sure that the cement will go through the layers and the smoke because they have such is the latest. You're so he gets to see you work for the Lakers. Put the plastic glass in the middle and present little with the kinds inside. Otherwise equal. Make sure it doesn't go all the way to the floor way. Need at least half an inch of cement between the floor of the book and the plastic With these one. I was short of someone, so I had to makes more right away before you drive. Don't spend too much time mixing because it will start drying at some point and you won't be able to use it. It has to be a quick process. I suggest to have a little container and plastic last ready. Just gives you have excess. Um, it is that you can make a candle holder like this one being the excess a man before he drives. Now, this is what it is, because minutes it will start getting really hard. Wait at least three minutes before trying to take off the more for until you feel that it's going here, you can see the past mall with me. As you can see this, a man has gone through the layers and within the fourth, which is what we want. 6. Time to reveal: Now it's time to remove The more got the corners like these to be able to reuse it. Thank you. Good. That is I Because we use far is it to remove and reuse it later before moving on. Use the some paper to clean the ages and something. 7. Add some colours: it's time to paint the inside of the laters. Use this more brash and acrylic bake. If something goes outside of the later, you can raise it quickly with your. 8. Ready to make your own planter?: So here we have our planter ready. We just need to find the Super Lenny. And I hope you haven't take a class and that you are excited to try to make your own personalized binders. If you do so, make sure you put some photos of both the process and the final result in the project salary is Let me know if you have any questions. I'll be happy to have you.