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.
-Glass fish bowl- thrifted for $1.00
-Glass cylinder jar ( just smaller than the fish bowl- see image below)
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.
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.
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.
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?
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