Imperfectly Potty

pastel, potted plant, flowers

Imperfectly Potty.......

potted plant, heart, succulent

During this strange time if you're struggling with the lockdown,  it can be hard to know how to keep your spirits up or keep your children occupied.  Making cement pots could be the answer.

I've enjoyed making cement pots for a few years and what I love about this hobby is it doesn't require years of skill, the end results don't have to be perfect and it's relatively cheap. The only thing which is a must is; patience and the ability to overlook a bit of mess.  If that’s something you have, then you will LOVE making cement pots.

Read on to see how easy it is...

Equipment:

  • Silicone mould (they can be brought cheaply from places such as Amazon)
  • A measuring jug
  • An old cup
  • Something to stir with (I used an old spoon)
  • Sandpaper
  • Oil
  • Rapid setting cement (I brought mine from a DIY store but you can buy specific crafting cement.
  • Music and a glass of wine (optional)

 

ONE

 

STEP ONE

Make sure the mould is clean, squirt a tiny drop of oil and wipe around the inside.

 

STEP TWO

Scoop 3 cups of cement into the measuring jug.

Pour 1 1/2 cups of water in and stir to a semi thick consistency.

The measurements are guidelines

THREE
SEVEN

STEP THREE

Pour into the mould, gently tap the sides to clear air bubbles from the mixture and leave to set.  I would normally leave a minimum of four hours.

When set, pop out, sand down any rough edges and let the fun begin with decorating.....!

cactus, green, plants
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pastel, potted plant, flowers
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Here are a few ideas.....  I loved making the tiny plant pots with faces, my favourite is my take on Carmen Miranda.

Whatever you choose, as always have fun , let your imagination take over......add colour, add decoration, add YOU! xx