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

Inspiration of the Week: DIY Stamps

Let’s face it, as cute a they might be, store bought stamps are way too expensive. Each of these DIYs show you different means for creating your own stamps without breaking the bank.

Must-Try Stamp DIYS | The Crafted Life

1. Celery Rose Stamp by Maureen Cracknell Handmade
2. Pencil Stamp by Morning Creativity
3. Foam Deer Stamp by Fancy Little Things
4. Geometric Stamp by Fellow Fellow

You can see some stamping projects that I’ve done here & here.

Happy stamping!

DIY Rubber Stamp

Time: 10 minutes
Materials: speedy-cut carving blocklinoleum cutter, pen

DIY Rubber Stamp | The Crafted Life
Making your own rubber stamp is easier than you might think. With only a few basic lines you can create a simple and unique pattern within 10 minutes!


Cut your carving block to the ideal size. The materials is soft enough to do with an X-Acto knife or pair of scissors.


Draw on your patten and color in the area you was to remove. The area that it left will be the pattern that shows up when you stamp.

DIY Rubber Stamp | The Crafted Life
Carve out the colored lines, ink, then stamp!

DIY Rubber Stamp | The Crafted Life

DIY Rubber Stamp | The Crafted Life

Cork Stamps

Time: 30 minutes
Materials: champagne cork, ink, carving tool

DIY Cork Stamps | The Crafted Life

Cork stamps may not give you the perfect shape, but they have a unique texture you can’t find in rubber or acrylic stamps.

DIY Cork Stamps | The Crafted Life
1. Draw your image on to the cork. It’s best to stay with easy shapes since cork is somewhat of a tricky material to carve.

DIY Cork Stamps | The Crafted Life
2. *Tip* Once you have enough surface area carved away, it helps to color over your shape to get an idea of how your work will stamp.

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DIY Cork Stamps | The Crafted Life

DIY Cork Stamps | The Crafted Life