Budget101 Discussion List Archives Gardening & Landscaping Make Your Own Cement Cloth Planters

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      This is a really easy project to do. You need some old cloth (sheets work well, lace works okay)
      Use a one to four ratio… ( 2 cups cement to 8 cups water) Once mixed it should have the thickness of onion ring batter.

      2 c. Quikrete Cement/Concrete
      2 c. Vermiculite
      8 cups water

      Fully saturate your cloth in the mixture, then drape it over a table, bowl, bucket, that has been covered with heavy duty plastic etc, allow it to dry. If you don’t use plastic to cover your bowl/bucket the cement will stick to it.

      Depending on how thick it is the initial curing takes about 15-24 hours and complete cure takes 2 days.

      If you’re going to want drainage holes, you need to poke them in before the mixture dries or starts to dry or you’ll end up with cracks in your finished planter (which is how i ended up with a new toad house!)

      here’s another one that i found on pinterest:

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Gardening & Landscaping Make Your Own Cement Cloth Planters