Geometric Cement Planter

Time: 45 minutes + overnight dry
Materials: quick dry cement, water, plastic/paper mold, disposable mixing cup and utensil, pencils, acrylic paint, x-acto knife, sandpaper

DIY Geometric Cement Planter

It’s taken me way too long to jump on the cement planter train (have you seen these diy laced cement votives?!). After this project though, I’m glad that I did! Working with cement is much easier and cleaner than I expected. You can use any plastic or thick paper/cardboard container for your mold, it just depends what shape you want to make. I got mine here.

DIY Geometric Cement Planter

Pour your dry cement into a disposable container and mix with water, I used about 8.5 tbsp. Stir until it’s the consistency of thick peanut butter, then pour into your mold. To create a nesting place for my air plant, I wrapped a tea light candle in plastic (so I could remove it once the cement dried) and pushed into the mold.

DIY Geometric Cement Planter

Once the cement hardens, give it about 30 minutes or so, peel away the mold.

DIY Geometric Cement Planter

My planter was a bit rough around the edges, so I used sandpaper to smooth it out. Be gentle with this step because the planter still needs to dry overnight before it’s completely set.

DIY Geometric Cement Planter

Now decorate! I made triangle stamps with pencil erasers using my xacto knife while waiting for the cement to harden.

DIY Geometric Cement Planter

DIY Geometric Cement Planter

DIY Colored Herb Markers

Time: 1 hour
Materials: polymer clay, sculpting tool/rollerstamps, wax paper

DIY Colored Herb Markers | The Crafted Life
project inspired by Wit & Whistle

DIY Colored Herb Markers | The Crafted Life

Start by measuring out your clay and rolling into balls. I used about 3/4 of the 1oz block for each color.

DIY Colored Herb Markers | The Crafted Life

On wax paper, use your rolling pin to flatten each clay ball, keeping the same thickness throughout.

DIY Colored Herb Markers | The Crafted Life

Stamp the name of your herb on to your flattened clay, then shape with a sculpting tool/knife.  I found it easier to stamp first so that in case of an error, I could just roll out the letters and start again.

DIY Colored Herb Markers | The Crafted Life

Transfer your markers to a cooking sheet and bake according to the instructions for your clay. It only took mine 15 minutes at 275°. Let cool, stick in the soil of your potted herbs, and you’re done!

DIY Colored Herb Markers | The Crafted Life

DIY Colored Herb Markers | The Crafted Life

Glitter Dipped Air Plant Holder

Time: 40 minutes
Materials: air plant holder, mod podge, brush, glitter

DIY Glitter Dipped Air Plant Holder | The Crafted Life

DIY Glitter Dipped Air Plant Holder | The Crafted Life
Determine how high you want your glitter to come up then tape off the area.

DIY Glitter Dipped Air Plant Holder | The Crafted Life

To make your own custom glitter blend, pour equal amounts of your favorite glitter into a lid and shake. You can add more or less of a color until you’re happy.

DIY Glitter Dipped Air Plant Holder | The Crafted Life
Moving in sections, apply a layer of mod podge then sprinkle on your glitter.

DIY Glitter Dipped Air Plant Holder | The Crafted Life

DIY Glitter Dipped Air Plant Holder | The Crafted Life

You can use your finger to reposition your glitter while the glue is still wet.

DIY Glitter Dipped Air Plant Holder | The Crafted Life

Remove your tape then seal by covering glitter with a thin layer of mod podge. It will dry clear, but if you get any on the glass, you can clean it off with rubbing alcohol.

DIY Glitter Dipped Air Plant Holder | The Crafted Life

DIY Glitter Dipped Air Plant Holder | The Crafted Life