If you like crafts and get yourself an object that is tough, then put on the gloves that in this article you will learn how to make cement pots. The plastic ones, although they are designed especially to withstand the inclemencies of the time, in the end after a few years also they spoil, and considering that the plastic is a material that takes centuries to decompose, because what better than to make our own Cement pots? These will last … and will last … Would you like to know what you need to make these sturdy pots? Well not only will we tell you that, but also we will explain step by step how to do them, here in this your guide
Materials you need
How to make a cement container
you need to make cement pots
Before starting to make them, it is important to prepare beforehand all the material that is going to be needed so that, in this way, the work becomes easier and, by the way, save a little time. That said, you should prepare the following:
2 plastic containers that have the same shape, one larger than the other.
Nonstick spray oil
Large plastic sheet
PVC tube of 2,50cm
And, if the gray color does not just like you, you will also need color for cement
Step by step to make cement pots
Now that you have everything, let’s move on to the most interesting part: make the cement pots. The first thing to do is to cover the outside of the smaller container and the inside of the larger one with non-stick oil. Then follow this step by step:
Step 1 – Make the drainage holes
Any special planter for plants that you have to own must have its holes so that the irrigation water that can be drained. Thus, cut 2 to 4 pieces of PVC pipe with a height of at least 2.50 cm.
Step 2 – Prepare the cement mix
With the gloves on, you have to mix the cement with a little water in a basin or in a separate bucket. As the quantity that is going to be needed to make the pot of cement is rather little, you have to go pouring the water little by little to avoid that it is very watery. At this point you will have to add cement color if you wish.
Step 3 – Making the Mold
Once the pasta is done, you have to throw it into the largest container, but just the right amount so that the smallest container can fit without problem (about 5cm). The tubes that will make the holes for the drainage have to be placed now, being careful that they are not covered by the cement.
By the way, if you do not want the tubes to be seen, spray them with non-stick oil before placing them. Thus, when the cement pots are already made, you can remove them easily.
Step 4 – Place the small container inside the large
Carefully, you have to place the small container inside the big one, applying a little pressure down.
Step 5 – Add more cement
In order to finish with the mold, you must add more cement between the large and the small container. Insert the spatula into it so that it fits well.
Step 6 – Remove the small container
Now that everything is almost done, you have to wait 24 hours for the cement to start hardening and tighten. After that time, you have to wet the cement pots a little with a spray with cold water, and remove the small container.
Step 7 – Remove the large container
The large container is the one that holds the cement pots and, therefore, is the most difficult to take out. To do it without problem, it is necessary to cover it with a big piece of plastic, and to wet it with cold water so that the cement stays humid for a week.
After seven days, remove the plastic and place the pot face down. Now tap the plastic container on both sides and at the base. Then you can remove the container, and you will see how your cement pots have been left.
Plastic containers should be cleaned well, since they can be used to make new pots.
The cement pots are very sturdy and very easy to make. With a little patience, our plants can be in a few sherds that do not require any maintenance, since they will withstand the inclemencies of the weather. Definitely worth waiting a week to be able to have a much more personal patio or terrace, do not you think?
You can even make drawings in your pots once finished, using synthetic enamel which also resists moisture very well.