I have been fascinated with concrete. My home has concrete floors. I just love the natural beauty of it. This will be my first concrete project. It’s a fun medium for me and I am excited to demonstrate how to make concrete vases by using a mold and concrete mix. Once you learn on this small vase you can experiment with a variety of containers, tubes, and hollow objects for vases of all sizes and shapes. I will create the cutest mini concrete succulent planters. These little planters will look perfect on the shelves.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Buddy Artisan Concrete Mix
- Silicone Planter Mold
- Mixing Stick
- Oyster Shell Pigment
- Mixing Bowl
1/4 cup of water (mix ratio is 1 part water to 3 parts Artisan Concrete Fast Setting Mix)
Warning: Wear eye and breathing protection plus rubber gloves as you gradually add water. to concrete mix according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Step 1: Combine all dry ingredients
In mixing bucket, combine the concrete mix, color pigment.
Step 2: Add the water
Slowly add the water using a mixing stick. The concrete texture should look and feel a little thicker than paint.
Adding extra water to the mixture if its thick to make it easier to pour into the mold.
Step 3: Pour the concrete into the mold
The mixture should flow into the mold easily, but not thick. Pour it half way and let settle into the crevices, then pour the remainder. Let sit for 3 hours.
Step 4: Taking the concrete out of the mold
When releasing the concrete planters just flip the mold inside out slowly. It will come out easily.
Now that you’ve made your first mini vase. Make vases from other empty containers using PVC pipes or plastic bottles of different sizes. Whatever you choose for a mold, it needs to be thin to cut away after the concrete cure .