Fourth of July is really one of my favorite holidays. What better way to celebrate our independence than to deck out your home with red, white and blue and barbeque with friends and family? I was on Fox 8 New Orleans this morning showing how to make this fun DIY. Check out the instructions below to make your own festive DIY concrete flower pots.
Cut foam core into one large rectangle – this one is 5 inches by 20 inches. That measurement will give us 4 squares within this rectangle – use your exacto knife to cut out the squares but make sure you don’t cut through the whole way.
Bend the foam core and tape it together. Place another cut out 5x5 square on the bottom. Make sure to use a lot of tape for stability. Now we have a cube (with an open top)!
Fill the the cube up an inch with concrete and then place a cup or flower pot inside to create your planting space. I used small standard sized flower pots because I can easy switch my plants out if they die or if I’m sick of them. The pots I used have drainage holes in them, so I needed to make a barrier so that the concrete doesn’t seep into my pot when it’s drying. I just used tape to seal them off. Now the drainage holes where there because the plant needs rain or water to drain out so that if doesn’t get root rot. So now we need to make drainage holes for our concrete pot. All you have to do is cut small holes in the tape and then push chop sticks into the pot and concrete. Now that we addressed drainage, we can fill concrete around the rest of the pot. Pack it tightly.