We can finally official say that Spring is here and I could not be more excited about it.
I have so many plans of decorating my outdoor space and adding tons of color to it as right now it really needs some TLC.
So today I am going to show you guys how I made these adorable DIY Abstract Cement Planters.
Also if you want more Outdoor Decor Ideas do check out this Simple DIY bench that I made last year.
Materials Needed for this Project
Americana Decor Outdoor Living 8oz in Gold
Thin Tipped Paintbrushes
So first off you need Cement for this project and if this is your first time using cement trust me don’t be scared from using it as it really is pretty easy to use.
Just follow the exact instructions written at the back of the cement branch you purchase and you will be good to go.
Be sure to use gloves and wear dust mask before starting any project with cement.
I mixed the cement with a wooden stirring stick with the required amount of water.
I didn’t really need much as I was going to pour the cement in small containers.
So I wanted different shapes and sizes of cement planters and I created that by using disposable cups, a plastic lid and a Milk Carton Base.
Pour the cement in the containers, tap it out to release any air bubbles.
To create space for adding plants later on in your cement planters just place a few more disposable cups in the wet cement.
Push the cups as deep or as shallow you would want it and let it dry out for almost 24 hours.
The next day the inserted cups easily come out when the cement is fully dry.
To take out the actual cement planters just cut the outside containers and it will pop out.
This is how they looked before any paint.
You can sand them down if you want a smoother finish but I liked the way mine turned out hence I kept it as is and proceeded to paint it.
I really wanted a super colorful pattern on all my planters which is I painted an abstract patten.
It was all freehand and I quite enjoyed playing around with all the colors.
But you could also stencil, use masking tape to create a geometric pattern, spray paints etc.
The possibilities are endless.
DecoArt’s Outdoor Living Paint is specifically made for outdoor projects which is why I used these paints on the planters as I was going to put them in my outdoor space once completed.
To tie in all the planters together I painted the rims of all of them in the color Gold.
And this was the final result.
I love how bright and cheerful these planters turned out.
You can make these planters as big as you want or as small as you want.
For creating really big ones you can use plastic buckets as a mold for the cement.
But if this is your first time using cement I would suggest start with smaller containers like I did with these adorable planters.
And there you have it.
What do you guys think?
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