DIY Concrete Vases

DIY Concrete Vases DIY Concrete Vase

Concrete isn’t just for sidewalks, buildings, and curbs—the possibilities for this easy to mix and quick to set material are practically endless. If you haven’t worked with concrete before, we have the perfect project to get you started. You can easily make this super fab concrete vase in less than 30 minutes.

Let’s get started!

DIY Concrete Vases: List of Materials

Materials

  • Concrete mix (available at your local hardware store)
  • Plastic bottles, large and small
  • Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Marker
steps for creating DIY concrete vases

Steps

  1. Using a marker, trace a line around the larger bottle where you want it to be cut.
  2. Cut around the line.
  3. Repeat steps one and two with the smaller bottle.
  4. Mix the concrete and fill the larger bottle, roughly half full.
  5. Push the smaller bottle into the concrete mix until it almost reaches the top.
  6. Let the concrete set for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the outer plastic bottle. This can be a bit of a pain if your bottle is thick. I used scissors to cut into the edge and then used pliers to pull off the plastic.
  8. Cut them rim of the inner plastic bottle to the same height and then the concrete.
  9. Fill with water and add flowers.
DIY Concrete Vase DIY Concrete Vase

Happy crafting!

  • http://www.lifeonchurchill.com/ Julia F

    love the simplicity of this!

  • sarah@birchmoon

    I have seen several cement planters that I have wanted to purchase, I love this DYI instructions! Thanks!

  • Briana Nichele Mateo

    So in love with these, this reminds me of Puerto Rico and how a of the plants grow on the concrete houses. Absolutely beautiful, this will definitely give me a little taste of my family.

  • http://thisislemonade.wordpress.com/ this is lemonade

    Oh what a lovely way to display flowers – the industrial concrete is a lovely base from which to offset delicate nature. So many possibilities with this idea too! Thanks for sharing :)

  • june olsen

    Love these! so beautifully simple! I adore concrete and I have just finished two concrete based projects myself, the first of which I’m posting about tomorrow…check them out at http://nostalgiecat.blogspot.co.uk …I’d love to hear what you think!! Been looking around here , and love the blog!! New follower!! :)June

  • Maggie

    How did you avoid that the vase took shape after the bottom of your bottle? I would like a vase with a flat bottom, like yours on the picture.

    Thank you in advance.

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  • Madison Beaulieu

    Hi Lara! Yes, we left the inner bottle in place! For step 8, we just trimmed the bottle to be the same height as the concrete so that the plastic didn’t peek out over the edge! :)

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