Moving house and having a baby means I have less me-time and less money, i.e. the perfect creative catalyst for a master procrastinator like me.
With no more time to faff and no option to spend, I seem to get more resourceful and a little more focused (just a tiny bit). So I recently decided to make some of those cool concrete planters you see everywhere at the moment, and it was a load of fun.
Now, there are plenty of brilliant tutorials online on how to make concrete stuff so I am not going to write another one on here.
Instead, I thought I’d share a couple of things I learnt whilst making mine. Diy bloggers seem to all get things right first time, hmm hello…this is NOT REALITY. Here are three mistakes I made:
- Use paper or cardboard containers to create the inner cavity of the planter – I used jam jars the first time and sealed them into my concrete, woops.
- Spread a little vaseline onto the containers – it is just like buttering a cake tin, it will make it far easier to unmold.
- Prime the planters – I applied acrylic paint straight on the concrete and… it all pealed off, so using a good layer of all surface primer paint essential.
5 planters binned, 4 completed, loads learnt on concrete, woop woop, love making things.
What’s your next diy project ?