Make Your Own Concrete Planters from Kitchen Recyclables

Rad Megan

I have a serious thing for concrete planters. Their smooth texture with rough edges feels extra modern, yet accessible, and I just can't seem to get enough. Although their price tags aren't totally overwhelming in the land of retail, they seem astronomical in comparison to making them yourself. Check out this simple method that uses empty packaging to create your own.

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Megan (from the aptly named Rad Megan blog) has been busy making containers for her favorite plants. It's a simple idea that takes a basic cement mix and turns it into something special with the leftover trash from your kitchen.

After mixing per the package's directions (with perlite and water), Megan filled individual packaging containers, and then inserted a second to create a void. After letting the containers sit overnight, she then carefully removed the inner container and smoothed out any marks or scuffs while adding drain holes, thanks to a handy screw driver. It's an easy tutorial that will have you making planters for you and your friends in massive quantities this summer!

• Read More: Molded Concrete Planters from Rad Megan In Words and Pictures

(Image: Rad Megan in Words and Pictures)