After Seeing The Result Of Her Dipping Beach Towel In Cement, I’m Running To Do The Same

Updated February 24, 2017

The internet is a place where ideas can be shared at the speed of light. And if the internet has done anything very well, it is help people discover more ideas, possibilities, and things than they ever could have dreamed.

And in the age of the internet, do-it-yourself or DIY projects have become exceedingly popular. With countless ideas out there and easy ways to repurpose stuff you already have lying around the house, why shouldn’t you do some of these yourself and make your home even better?

For example, the flowerpot we’re sharing below (created by Catherine Elsby) is a great place to start. With minimal items, you can create a durable and pretty planter for your garden or your home. It’s cost-efficient and easy to do. So, let’s check out how it’s done.

Remember to print or bookmark this page if you want to do this DIY next month!

You only need a few ingredients to get started. You can find everything at Lowe’s or Home Depot. Here’s what you’ll want to get before you start:

-2 5-gallon buckets
-1/2 bag of cement mix
-Mixing stick for cement

Catherine gathered her ingredients and got to work.

First combine the cement mix and water as per the direction on the packaging. Mix the cement with the stick. It should feel soupy and thick.

If it is runny, it might have too much water. Add more mix to balance it out.

When your cement mixture is ready, place the towel in it and use the stick to get it soaked with concrete.

TIP: Spray the outside of the second 5-gallon bucket with cooking oil spray. This will make it easy to remove the finished product.

When the large towel is soaked with cement, remove it and lay it atop the other five-gallon bucket to set and dry. Leave it alone for at least 24-48 hours.

TIP: Keep a plastic sheet under the towel and cement bucket so you don’t make an unnecessary mess all over your garage or basement floor.

When the cement is dry, you’ll know because the dark gray color turns much lighter. Carefully, remove the dried towel from the bucket.

Drill two holes in the bottom so water can drain out.

Now flip it over and fill it with a batch of colorful flowers. Place it on your walkway or porch. It will make a gorgeous decoration.

Dozens of people left comments about the DIY flower planter project on Catherine’s blog. Here are a few of their thoughts:

“What a fun project! I would have never thought to do this! Easy and different. Love it!” Lindsay Eidahl wrote.

“Oh this is too cute!! Such a fun idea, and I love that it’s folded a little and totally unique! Looks great next to your door!” Amanda from Dwelling in Happiness wrote.

“Wow! shocked…I was trying to figure out how you made this. How smart…love how it turned out!” Deb wrote.

“What a fun project! I love the shape of it and texture…it would be fun to make a few of them with different sized towels. I’d love for you to share this at our Creative Inspiration party,” Kelly shared.

Will you try this DIY project?

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