DIY Cardboard Night Oxygen Planter




Introduction: DIY Cardboard Night Oxygen Planter

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DIY Cardboard Oxygen Planter with Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law's Tongue (Sansevieria Trifascia).

It’s a common ornamental plant and it significantly increases the oxygen density in our bedroom and gives a better night’s sleep.

Characteristics of Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law's Tongue (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
Air-Freshening Qualities.
Low Water Maintenance.
Gives Oxygen in Night.
Removes Contaminants from Air & Produces Large Amounts of Oxygen.

Items Required for Planter
1. Two Square/Rectangular Shape Cardboard.
2. Adhesive Tape
3. Scissor
4. Cement & Sand
5. Wooden Sticks, Some Plastic Wire
6. Regular Potting Soil Mix
7. Plants { (I used Mother-In-law's tongue (Sansevieria Trifasciata) }

Step 1: Needed 2 Cardboard Box

Required 2 cardboard box's, make sure they are in good condition.

Step 2: Add Adhesive Tape Smaller Cardboard From Outside

Use any adhesive tape and cover the entire box with tape. Make sure no place is left, add more layer in center and corners.

Note:- Add more tape on center and corner for the strength.

Step 3: Add Adhesive Tape on Bigger Cardboard From Inside

Same process is repeat, this time cover the entire box from inside and make sure no place is left behind, repeat the layering if necessary.
Note:- Add more tape on center and corner for the strength.

Step 4: Prepare Concrete Mix

Add Cement and Sand in 1:2 ratio, after adding cement and sand mix them well before adding water.
pour water slowly and make a good thicker mix.

Note:- Use a plastic cup for equal amount of cement and sand mixture.

Step 5: Apply Oil on Smaller Cardboard

Apply oil on outside of smaller cardboard box, Apply on adhesive tape portion.
Note:- Use any veg oil

Step 6: Apply Oil on Bigger Cardboard Box

Repeat the same process, apply oil on inside of bigger cardboard box.

Step 7: Use Wooden Stick for Supporting Mold

Use wooden sticks to prevent the mold from expanding there shape, Put stick in center of the cardboard and make a knot on all corners with plastic wire.

Note:- Do not make tight knot otherwise you end up with ruined shape of cardboard.

Step 8: Add Concrete Mixture

Now place a stone in center of the cardboard base and add concrete mix, filled the mixture until its level up with stone. thereafter gently put smaller cardboard in the center, Add some heavy objects to hold the smaller cardboard in center. Then add concrete mix from side and shaken up or vibrate the board after filling concrete or inbetween.
place a more heavy object and cure the concrete for 24 hours.

Step 9: Removing Cardboard

After 24 hrs of curing concrete, Remove the cardboard.

Note:- Use sand paper for sanding more smooth surface.

Step 10: Add Plant

Put stone just above drainage hole and add potting soil, make a small dig inside the planter to add both plants after
adding plants water them slowly.

Note:- Use regular potting soil and use tap water.

Step 11: Final Look

I am pretty excited with the end results and the planter looks awesome on my table adding night oxygen planter to the room gives me real excitement.

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    5 years ago

    Nice and easy way to build a mold if you are not willing to spend money on wood.

    I think it can look very interesting because of that imperfection in shape, every planter will look slightly different.


    Reply 5 years ago

    yes, I'm pretty sure every time it come up with new shape.