20 Best DIY Cement Planters You Should Try In 2024

Hey there, crafty minds! Are you excited to spruce up your plant collection with fresh new DIY cement planters? Well, you’re in luck because we’ve got a list of 20 DIY cement planters just begging to be tried in 2023!

So why late? It’s time to put your safety goggles & gloves on and get ready to mix, mold, and create custom cement planters.

But first, did you know cement planter and concrete planter are different?

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Difference Between Cement And Concrete

Cement and concrete are two words that are often used interchangeably but actually refer to two different things. It’s like calling a tomato a vegetable when it’s really a fruit. 

So, let’s clear things up. Cement is one component of concrete, like an ingredient in a recipe. It’s a fine powder made from grinding and heating limestone and other materials. When mixed with water, cement forms a paste that binds the different concrete components together.

Conversely, concrete is a mixture of cement, sand, gravel, and water. 

How To Make A Basic Cement Planter

First things first, you’ll need to gather your materials. 

  • Cement mix, 
  • water, 
  • a mixing container, 
  • outer molds and inner molds (like a plastic bucket or large plastic container), 
  • and some non-stick spray. 
  • And remember to put on your safety goggles and gloves. Because safety is our first priority, right?

Next, mix your cement according to the package instructions until it’s a thick, oatmeal-like consistency. 

Grease your outer mold and inner mold with the non-stick spray, and pour in the cement mixture. Smooth the surface with a trowel or spatula, then gently tap the mold to release any trapped air bubbles.

Let the cement cure for at least 24 hours or until it’s scorched and hard. Now make a drainage hole at the bottom of the planter.

Once it’s ready, carefully remove the molds, and voila! You’ve got yourself a cement planter. 

Want to be extra fancy and make some beautiful cement planters that leave your guests saying, “where did you get this statement piece”? You should definitely look at the following cement planter ideas. I am sure you will love them!

1. DIY Minimalist Cement Planter

Image and tutorial by Jessica Sara Morris

If you’re a fan of the phrase “less is more,” then a minimalist cement planter is what you need. The sleek and simple style will add a sophisticated look to your outdoor garden. 

2. DIY Drop Cloth Cement Planter

Image and tutorial by Infarrantly Creative

Are you looking for a way to spice up your plant collection with a funky and affordable planter? Look no further than this drop cloth cement planter! It is super easy to make and requires very minimal materials. Save the image for your next DIY project.

3. DIY Cement Pumpkin Planter For Halloween

Image and tutorial by Dream Little Bigger

Halloween is around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a cement pumpkin planter? It’s like a regular pumpkin, but without all the gooey mess and risk of rotting. Plus, it’ll last longer than a carved pumpkin (I’m talking months).

4. Cone-shaped Cement Planter

Image and tutorial by Artsy Pretty Plants

Tired of boring old round planters and want to add some geometric flair to your greenery game? Why not try this cone-shaped cement planter? It is funky, fun, and sure to turn heads and spark some envy among your plant-loving friends.

5. DIY Rainbow Colored Cement Planter

Image and tutorial by The Nomad Studio

Want to add some spunk to your plant collection? Give this rainbow-painted cement planter a try. I love how the cement color complements the yellow shades. 

6. Fun And Easy DIY Cement Planter

Image and tutorial by Garden Season

If you want a fun and easy DIY project that’ll add some personality to your plant collection, then you should definitely try creating a planter like the above! With just a few simple materials and creative flair, you can make a one-of-a-kind planter that’ll surely stand out in the crowd.

7. Cement Planter For Big Plants

Image and tutorial by Domestically speaking

If you are looking for a planter for your big plant that has outgrown its tiny pot, you have come to the right place! This DIY cement planter is just perfect for your giant. The best part is that it is effortless to make, and you just need minimum materials. So check out their tutorial and save it for your next DIY project. You can try making concrete pots in the same way but using concrete mix instead of cement. 

8. DIY Cement Planter From Silicon Mold

Image and tutorial by Artsy Pretty Plant

Are you bored of using the same old boring planters for your leafy friends? Well, it’s time to give a personality with a DIY cement planter. 

This method is perfect for creating unique and intricate designs without being a professional sculptor. All you need is a silicon mold in the shape you want, some cement mix, and water.

9. Faux Cement Planter

Image and tutorial by Craft Berry Bush

Are you a fan of a modern cement pot but don’t have the budget for it? Say no more! We have a perfect solution for you. The Faux cement planter is budget-friendly, easy to make, and looks very stylish. 

10. DIY Cement Flower Pots

Image and tutorial by 17apart

With basic materials like quick-drying cement, plastic containers, water, and a little cooking spray, these planters are one of those projects that are effortless to make but give a huge return. Put them as an outdoor centerpiece on your patio table, and you have something to brag about to your friends and guests. 

11. White Cement River Planter

Image and tutorial by The Ugly Duckling House

Looking to add some unique flair to your plant collection? Why not try this white cement river planter? Not only is the planter visually stunning, but it’s also effortless to make.

To make the planter, you’ll need some white cement mix, water, a mixing container, a mold (like a plastic planter or large plastic container), some non-stick spray, and some rocks or pebbles (to create the effect).

12. DIY Cement Planter With Gold And White Detailing

Image and tutorial by Camille Styles

This project takes making cement planters to the next level with chic embellishments. Think of it as a fancy outfit for your plant, complete with bling and pizzazz.

13. Large Cement Planters

Image and tutorial by Love Chic Living

These bad boys are the perfect way to add drama and flair to your outdoor (or indoor) space. Not only do they look impressive, but they’re also sturdy enough to withstand the elements and keep your plants happy and healthy. To make them even more sturdy, try making concrete molds. 

14. DIY Cement Planter With An Artistic Touch

Image by Craft Junkies

The great thing about cement is that it’s like a blank canvas waiting for a creative genius to strike. You can use stamps, stencils, or even freehand designs to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

15. Homemade Cement Planters For Succulents

Image by Sakazaki Succulents

What better way to showcase the little survivors than with beautiful homemade cement planters?

These mini cement planters are the perfect way to add rustic charm to your succulent collection. Plus, they’re so easy to make and require minimal materials.

16. DIY Cement Planters For Beginners

Image and tutorial by Meagannichole

Are you a cement newbie unsure where to start with your DIY planter dreams? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. These DIY cement planters are so easy that even a five-year-old could make them. So why late? Get your DIY game on with these easy cement planters. 

17. Minimalist Handmade Cement Planters

Image and tutorial by Sonya Bergmann

Well, it’s time to get artsy and add some personality to your plant game with this cement planter. The artist simply colored one side of the pot with a primary color. Look how stylish and sophisticated it has turned out.

18. Self Watering Cement Planter

Image and tutorial by Instructables

Are you a forgetful plant parent who needs help remembering to water your green friends regularly? Don’t worry; we’ve got a solution that’ll make your life (and your plants’ lives) much easier: a self-watering cement planter.

Yes, you heard that right. This planter has its own built-in watering system; you can set it and forget it (for the most part). No more feeling guilty for neglecting your plants or begging your neighbor to water them while you’re on vacation.

19. DIY Triangular Cement Hanging Planters

Image and tutorial by Pretty Life Girls

These funky little planters are not only great for displaying your greenery in style, but they also double as a statement piece that’ll have your guests doing double-takes.

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