With your own hands

Original flower pot of concrete tiles: master class


In the summer, there is an irresistible desire to decoratethe patio or veranda with your favorite flowers, but the need to buy bulky pots chills the zeal. You will learn how to make an inexpensive flowerpot with your own hands from our article.Today we have prepared a small surprise for amateur flower growers. If you have already used all the available tools as flower pots (rubber shoes, garden buckets, old teapots, etc.), this workshop will open up new perspectives for you. We will teach you how to quickly and inexpensively make an inexpensive, durable and original plant pot that will be a worthy decoration for your garden, patio, veranda or even balcony.

For work you will need:

  • 5 concrete square tiles per 1 pot (in our example, gray tiles for garden paths 12x12 cm in size are used);
  • Building glue for outdoor works;
  • Paint for outdoor work (for example, facade).

First, take 4 tiles and glue them together so that you have a cube with 2 missing faces. Now glue the bottom.Apply the glue not in a continuous strip, but in droplets-balls, always with small intervals. This will ensure that there are holes in the pot to drain excess water. Press the fifth tile firmly against the frame of the flowerpot and leave to dry for 48 hours. After the specified time, you can startto staining flowerpots. Better to use quality exterior paints. They are resistant to moisture and do not fade in the sun. We recommend choosing colors like metallic, as they shimmer very effectively in the rays of the sun. In our example, we used American DecoArt paint. Natural Tan was chosen for one of the pots, and Rich Espresso for the other. After the paint has dried, refill youra new flowerpot with contents, that is, plant your favorite plants in it. Please note that the product was not easy. Therefore, it will be better if you first put an empty flowerpot in the place where it will be permanently, and only then start floriculture. bystephanielynn.com