Make rustic gold-patterned planters
I made these concrete planters last week and I was really happy to see how they turned out. I added a little golden pattern on'em because I didn't like the ordinary look. Besides, what I really want to share is the technique of making the drainage hole without drilling one! Check out the tutorial to find out how I did that!
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I was afraid of drilling the drainage hole after the concrete or cement dries because I'm not good with drill machines :(
So, I came up with the idea of making the drainage hole while the making the planter.
Take a small strip of cardboard (0.5 inch X 2.5 inches),
Roll the cardboard strip and glue the sides (I used clear tape).
Use a big carton for the primary container and a relatively smaller carton for the secondary container, I used 4 X 4 inches carton for the primary container and 3 X 3 inches carton for the secondary container,
Cut off the top of the cartons using a scissor or x-acto knife. The secondary container should be longer than the primary container.
Wrap the bottom of the containers with brown tape.
Fill 2/3 of the primary container with concrete mixture,
Put the secondary container right in the middle of it and push it in gently. Make sure that the secondary container touches the rolled cardboard.
Place something heavy on top of it or else the secondary container will be pressed up.
Allow the concrete to dry for at least a day.
Now allow the cement/concrete to dry, it's better to wait 24 hours for the cement/concrete to dry.