new
or
You are here : Stone Home > Info Center > Market Analysis > Making Concrete Art Pots

Making Concrete Art Pots

Updated:2013-10-28 14:43:01
Ceramic pots of sufficient size can be a costly option if you want more than one solid pot for your herbs, flowers or other type of plants. Perhaps you want a more decorative pot than what you can find in stores. Decorative pots are even more expensive than plain ceramic pots. Concrete flower pots are called hypertufa containers. One alternative to buying concrete pots is to make your own, which compared to the costs of store-bought pots is pennies on the dollar. Patience is essential for this project, as it can take several months after these pots are formed and dried for them to be ready for your plants.

Instructions as follows:

                                                             

Firstly, choose the shape for your hypertufa container. Some people prefer box-shaped planters, while others like rounded or traditional pot shape. For a box-shaped container, use the cardboard boxes as a mold. For the rounded ones, use an inverted round pot as your mold. For the traditional pot shape, you will need to create a hole in damp sand to serve as the mold. You must have your mold chosen and prepared before you start mixing the concrete.
Secondly, place the PVC pipe in the center of the large box. Punch a hole through the box just large enough to insert the pipe in. When it is time to mold the bottom of the planter, pack the cement mixture in at the bottom of the box at a depth of 2 inches. This will form the bottom of the pot. Let the bottom dry for a few hours and then remove the pipe.

Thirdly, cover the rounded pot with heavy duty plastic. The wrinkles caused by the plastic will be on the inside of the hypertufa pot, so don’t worry about making the plastic smooth. Form the concrete mix around the rounded pot beginning at the “bottom? of the pot and working your way around to the “top.?

Fourthly, dig a hole in sandstone and insert a wastebasket into the hole. Dampen the sand and pack it around the exterior of the wastebasket. Twist the wastebasket and press downward and against the sides of the sand-hole. Twist a final time when the sand is packed to remove the waste basket.

Premium Related Products
Waterjet Cutting Machine
Waterjet Cutting Machine
Price:Negotiation
Origin:China
Categories:
Guangzhou BOAO Waterjet Tech CO., LTD
ChinaChina
New Type Compound Cone Crusher
New Type Compound Cone Crusher
Price:Negotiation
Origin:China
Categories:
Henan Fote Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd.
ChinaChina
High Production Ultrafine Mill
High Production Ultrafine Mill
Price:Negotiation
Origin:China
Categories:
Henan Fote Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd.
ChinaChina
Browse by: Stone Manufacturers | All Products | For Buyers | For Sellers | Suppliers | Stonebtb.com International | Stonebtb.com China | Site Map
About Us | Stonebtb Service | Contact Us | Our Partners | Video | Exchange Link | Terms of Use
Copyright 2007-2019 Stonebtb.com All rights seserced