This instructable will show you how to make these concrete planters in few easy steps. The planters look rustic and adding a little golden design helps to get rid of the ordinary look.

Step 1: Materials Needed

To make this geometric vase you'll need:

  1. Concrete or cement (and sand),
  2. Primary and secondary containers- paperboard cartons,
  3. Rubber gloves,
  4. Bucket or anything to mix concrete/cement,
  5. A stick to mix the concrete/cement.
  6. Scissor, anti-cutter
  7. Glue,
  8. Brown scotch tape.
<p>great work. i've used a wine cork for the drain hole !! next i will be making a custom mold using milk carton style material as shared above. this is the cheapest, easiest way i believe. <br>this is my first attempt with readily available plastic containers. however it will have to be made much more accurate and custom. i will be using your steps. <br>thank you for sharing !</p>
<p>I'm new on this site, and really like it, Im also new on home gardens , and this tutorial make me think in a lot of ideas, because some times you want a specific planter size, height etc, really like it, when I do it, will send you a photo. Keep sending this kind of ideas for us new crafters and home gardeners.</p>
<p>great tut</p><p>one suggestion though instead of making the drainage hole on the bootom make it an inch or so on the side this way you create a resovour of water and need to water less often</p><p>ps will add photod once i make a few myself</p>
<p>Nice work with the concrete, I'm going to try this out this weekend.</p>
<p>Thanks! share a picture if you make one :)</p>
<p>Oh it looks like I missed so many new ibles these days...I love these planters!!</p>
<p>Thanks so much Linda! I'll be posting more these days :)</p>
<p>Yay! Good to know!! :D</p>
<p>Wow :) The planter looks great. Elegant design!</p>
<p>Thank you Passion Bake! I'm glad you like the design :)</p>
<p>This is awesome. Thanks for sharing.</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>Thank you sunshiine!</p>
<p>These are great! I love how you remembered to include a drainage hole and I like the yellow patterns :)</p>
<p>Thanks so much! Last time I didn't drill drainage holes so I kept that in mind this time :) Glad you like'em!</p>
Charlie Brown called... he wants his shirt back!!! great work!
<p>Ha ha! too bad it's all concrete now :p Thanks!</p>
<p>Very nice Muhaiminah :), loved the idea for drainage holes :) </p>
<p>Thanks Tarun! I posted the tutorial mainly to show how to make drainage holes on concrete planters without drilling. </p>

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Bio: Hey, I'm Muhaiminah! A crazy craft addict! Obsessed with swirls, beautiful colors and shapes (especially triangles!) ..... and Instructables is pretty much my second home ... More »
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