Cement Flower Pot

Cement has been pretty popular lately.  I decided to try my hand at making a cement flower pot.  It turned out pretty cool.  Come get all the details on how you came make one too!

Summer is quickly coming to an end, sadly.  Summer is for sure my favorite time of year. I am a sucker for the heat.  As a last ditch effort to hang on to summer for a little bit longer I made this cement flower pot to display some pretty flowers.

Now the only quesiton will be, if I can keep them alive longer than one week! haha  Let me show you how I made this cement flower pot.

SUPPLIES:

-Glass fish bowl- thrifted for $1.00

-Glass cylinder jar ( just smaller than the fish bowl- see image below)

-Quikrete Cement

-Eye Protection

-Hammer

-Paper Bag

-White Paint

-Metallic Sharpie

-Painters Tape

TUTORIAL:

Fill the glass fish bowl with a little bit of cement in the bottom, about 2-3 inches deep.  Next, place the glass cylinder jar into the fish bowl and gently push it into the cement. Now, fill up the fish bowl with the rest of the cement, until it is to the top.  Try not to get any cement inside the cylinder glass jar.

Cement has been pretty popular lately.  I decided to try my hand at making a cement flower pot.  It turned out pretty cool.  Come get all the details on how you came make one too!

Cement has been pretty popular lately.  I decided to try my hand at making a cement flower pot.  It turned out pretty cool.  Come get all the details on how you came make one too!

Let it sit until it is completely hardened.  It took mine about 3 days.  Once the cement is dry it is time to remove the glass.  Place the fish bowl into a paper bag.  Using your hammer gently tap the glass until it breaks. You want to break the glass only, not the cement, so be careful how hard to tap.

Cement has been pretty popular lately.  I decided to try my hand at making a cement flower pot.  It turned out pretty cool.  Come get all the details on how you came make one too!

Getting the glass out of the inside of the fish bowl was a little bit trickier, but not bad.  It probably took me a total of 10-15 minutes to get the glass off of the outside and inside.  I ended up finding a pick to use with the hammer for removing the glass inside the fish bowl.  This is when you defiantly need your eye protection.   After I removed all of the glass I gave the cement pot  a quick rinse in water to remove any remaining glass pieces.

To achieve the geometric look.  I took a piece of 8.5 x11 piece of chard stock and folded it in half hot dog style.  Then I took my scissors and cut, on the folded side,  a half diamond. When I opened the paper I had a whole diamond.  I used the paper as a stencil, so that I would have diamonds that were all the same size.

I used a foam paint brush to dab the paint on, for each diamond.  Once the paint was dry I used a sharpie marker and my ruler to add the boarder around the diamonds.  I also randomly added lines inside the diamonds.

Cement has been pretty popular lately.  I decided to try my hand at making a cement flower pot.  It turned out pretty cool.  Come get all the details on how you came make one too!

Cement has been pretty popular lately.  I decided to try my hand at making a cement flower pot.  It turned out pretty cool.  Come get all the details on how you came make one too!

I have to say that I am pleased with the way it turned out.  It is a little bit of a different shape, but I do like unique!  What do you think of my cement flower pot? Would you attempt to make one?

Cement has been pretty popular lately.  I decided to try my hand at making a cement flower pot.  It turned out pretty cool.  Come get all the details on how you came make one too!

Cement has been pretty popular lately.  I decided to try my hand at making a cement flower pot.  It turned out pretty cool.  Come get all the details on how you came make one too!

Cement has been pretty popular lately.  I decided to try my hand at making a cement flower pot.  It turned out pretty cool.  Come get all the details on how you came make one too!

Cement has been pretty popular lately.  I decided to try my hand at making a cement flower pot.  It turned out pretty cool.  Come get all the details on how you came make one too!

Cement has been pretty popular lately.  I decided to try my hand at making a cement flower pot.  It turned out pretty cool.  Come get all the details on how you came make one too!

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    • says

      I love cement projects too. The sad thing is, I had a bunch of other cement projects planned for this summer but time got away from me. Now that its September already they will probably not get done until spring, oh well!! Have a great week!!

    • says

      Thanks Gilly! It was one of those projects that came to me as I was walking down the glass isle at the thrift store. I saw that glass fish bowl and knew I wanted a cement flower pot… My mind sometimes is weird!! haha

  1. says

    This is gorgeous! I can’t wait for the snow to melt and the weather to warm up so I can try something similar myself! I just wanted to let you know this project was my Rockstar pick at the Creativity Unleashed link party this week, so thank you for sharing it over there! Voting is now open for the MEGA Rockstar of the week, so tell your friends and family and readers to go vote for you, and good luck!

  2. says

    HI Shonee! I just wanted to let you know that you are this week’s MEGA Rockstar from Creativity Unleashed! I will be shouting you out on all my social media outlets and will have tons of pins going up tonight on my biggest boards starting around 7:30EST. I’ll also be featuring you in my weekly newsletter on Friday. I hope you get LOTS of love this week! You totally deserve it, girl!!!

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