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After seeing Wuvie's instructable:http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-make-concrete-bowls-and-planters/, I knew I had to do this. So, having all the available tools and materials on hand, I proceeded to make a functional planter ...
See above listed instructables for complete material lists, and tools needed to complete this project. I have shown the specific plastic bowl and bowling ball used.
As a gardener, I know that you must absolutely provide for drainage holes in any enclosed planter, else the plant roots will rot in the water that stagnates ...
After coating both the bowling ball and the plastic bowl with a very light coat of vegetable oil, or a Pam like spray, the mold is ready to ...
I decided to decorate the lip of my bowl with glass beads available at any craft store. We had some on hand, so decided to use them up. ...
The concrete must set up to a point where removing the ball will not break the sides of the mold. After at least 24 hours, or longer, simply ...
I found that leaving the ball in the plastic bowl mold, I could fill the bowl with water, and that would effectively allow for proper curing. I am ...
I had a little trepidation, but concrete never ceases to amaze me! After removing the plastic bowl, the project was essentially complete. Now to plant the bowl and ...
I used a packaged cactus mix as I wanted the best soil type for the succulents to be added. Placing a screen over the hole in the planter, ...
I think the choice of succulents was right on for this type of container. And, the bowl fits beautifully in my succulent garden!
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