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


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


  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!

  • 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.

  • 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 …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.