In order to display some plants in containers I decided to make some plant stands to hold them.  I like to arrange various containers with plants throughout the garden and on the patio etc.  One way to do this is using concrete to mold some stands, and then decorate them with various materials. 

Step 1: Materials and Tools Needed

The usual concrete handling tools are used and the materials for decorating the stands are varied and numerous. For these projects, I used stained glass, glass beads, glass tile, ceramic tile and travertine tile. Most of the material I had on hand, left over from other projects so it is a good way to use up what you have and not waste anything.
Nice !!!
Very nice!
In these wooden molds, do you put wood at the bottom? How do you get the concrete stand out of the wooden mold and the oatmeal container?
Thanks for your questions. The wooden molds are screwed together, including a bottom piece which makes a "box" to pour the concrete into. simply loosen screws after concrete has set, 1 to 2 days. The oatmeal container must be cut a bit, and is not reusable.
what is the red handled plier like tool shown in step 1. and what is it used for?
Those are tile nippers, and as the name implies, they are used to cut and shape tiles.
What do you use for mold release? I really like this idea and I have lots of old tile left over from various remodeling projects. Do you re-use the wood molds? Deb
I think I used veg. oil...just a real thin coat...my molds were cut from plastic covered mdf, and yes, they are reusable.
You always make me sad I don't have a place to make crazy things out of concrete, haha. One day I will have a yard and go crazy. :D
Not too sad, I hope. Thanks for your comment, and hope you get that yard! Need lots of space for all that we can do.

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