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When photographer Rylee Hitchner was getting married, she dreamed of DIYing organic hypertufa pots with moss matted to the outside and gorgeous plants cascading over them. But two weeks before the big day, those pots still weren't done. Find out how she turned a bag of Portland cement into a rustic centerpiece, without the weeks and weeks of aging.

For the 3-foot-long planter shown here, Rylee made a mound of wet sand for a mold (similar to building a sandcastle), then poured a thick layer of concrete over that. She shaped and sculpted the outside of the concrete into a more organic shape, leaving the inside smooth and even for planting. 

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The moss was then pressed into the still-wet concrete and left to dry for a few days. Genius!

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