Cement Planters

When you just cant find the right pot why not just make one yourself? These awesome cement planters make great gifts for anyone with a green thumb.

What You Need

  • Floor mat (keep ground and surface clean from mess)
  • Concrete mix
  • Used MHY tubs (64 oz. for large planter, 32 oz. for smaller)
  • 5 gallon bucket (for mixing concrete)
  • Shovel
  • Particle mask
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Smaller cups (should be the size you’d like for the hallow inside of the planter)
  • 1 Bag of sand (or material of equal weight)


  1. Follow cement instructions
  2. Fill tubs 3/4 of the way full with cement
  3. Place cup inside of cup leaving 3 in out of cement
  4. Fill cup with sand or other heavy material
  5. Allow to cure according to cement brand directions
  6. Once 100% dry remove the cup and tub from your planter
  7. (Optional) Personalize your tub with paint or stencils


Two cement planters in an upright position and four cement planters stacked together on their side.