How to Create Beautiful Concrete Planters

Concrete planters on front brick steps
When you learn how to make concrete planters, you’ll never look at a plastic container the same way again!

Curb appeal makes a home more beautiful, enjoyable and, if you’re looking to sell, valuable.

You don’t have to spend a bundle to elevate your home’s appearance — if you want to tackle a quick and inexpensive project, start with some concrete planters.

It’s the perfect little project to spruce up your front
porch — and I’m serious when I say you can do it yourself!


Quikrete 5000 and materials for creating a concrete planter
Grab everything you need for this project now so there are no surprises later — I can wait for you!

Materials You’ll Need

  • Two forms (One large, one small)
  • Quikrete 5000 Concrete Mix
  • Quikrete Liquid Cement Color (Optional)
  • Masonry Paintbrush (Optional)
  • Painter’s Tape (Optional)
  • Masonry Paint (Optional)
  • Plastic drinking straw
  • Cooking Spray
  • Scissors
  • Trowel
  • Drill
  • Splash-proof chemical safety glasses
  • Nitrile, butyl or PVC gloves
Before you begin, put on the correct gear to protect your eyes and skin.

Note: Safety should always come first! Before you
begin, put on some pants, a long-sleeve shirt and protective eyewear, such as
splash-proof chemical-safety glasses.

You’ll also need to wear gloves to prevent skin irritation.

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Chelsea Lipford Wolf is a born-and-raised home enthusiast, adding her crafty skills and passion for DIY to Today’s Homeowner Media as co-host of the top-rated, nationally syndicated “Today’s Homeowner” TV Show. In addition, Chelsea maintains her own home lifestyle and décor blog and award-winning web-series, Chelsea Lipford Wolf is a born-and-raised home enthusiast, adding her crafty skills and passion for DIY to Today’s Homeowner Media as co-host of the top-rated, nationally syndicated “Today’s Homeowner” TV Show. In addition, Chelsea maintains her own home lifestyle and décor blog and award-winning web-series, ”Checking In With Chelsea.”

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