One of my goals for 2017 was to create more DIY content for F+T, so here is my first DIY video/tutorial of 2017! I saw a few of these little cuties at craft fairs during the Holiday season and have been dying to give them a shot myself. They’re actually fairly easy to make, and look so cute!
What You Need
- Quick Cement. Dap Hydraulic Cement
- Can or other cylindrical container
- Second cylindrical container that is smaller than the first, I used a paint bottle.
- Mixing container
- Stiring Stick
- Measuring Tool
- Paint (Optional)
- Mix cement according to the instructions on the box. My cement called for 3 parts cement mix to 1 part water. Play around with the consistency! Add a bit more water if it starts to dry. For the shorter planter I used 3 parts mix to 1 part water, and for the larger I used 5 parts mix to 1.75 part water. Play around with it!
- Pour cement into can. Don’t let it sit too long, it’s quick cement so it will dry up!
- Tap the can on a level surface to even out mixture.
- Carefully add your paint bottle, or smaller cylinder into the centre of the cement. Be careful not to push it all the way down.
- Tap the main container again to level out cement around your inner bottle.
- Wait 5 minutes to let the cement begin to cure. Carefully and slow twist your bottle so it comes out of the cement, but leaves the cylindrical shape.
- Let sit for 15-20 minutes (as per instructions on the box). My cement became much lighter when it was dry.
- Cut vertical slices into the can from the top. Using your fingers, or pilers, pull stripes of metal towards the bottom of the can, exposing the cement.
- Pull the metal all the way to the bottom, and carefully use pilers to pull the bottom of the can away from the cement.
- You should be left with a cute little planter! Be careful not to pull can away while it is still drying, as you might crush the cement (I did this a few times).
- You should be able to paint the surface right away, but check with the instructions on the box first.