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How to make a cauldron planter

Dec 21

A cauldron planter is a neat and unusual way to display your hanging plants while also adding charm and beauty to your decor. There are many different ways to go about making these, but the most popular technique involves using clay or cement. All you will need for this project is some type of container, such as a clay pot or bucket, mixed with sand and water. Be careful when you are mixing your ingredients, because if the mix is too wet, it won't harden once dry.

You can use whatever type of planter or willow basket that you like to make these cauldron planters. Try making one out of clay, cement, or even a plastic tub where you can cut holes in the bottom for drainage. Once you have your container selected and all the needed materials gathered, you are ready to begin construction. Be sure to wear gloves while working with cement or mortar mix so that your hands do not get dirty or irritated by the powders.

Next, you will want to take a lump of clay and roll it out into a thin sheet. You can use a rolling pin or your hands for this step. Cut out a circular shape for the top of your cauldron planter with a sharp knife and then use a fork or other sharp object to make some indentations around the edge of the top. This will give your cauldron planter a more authentic look.

Once you have the top of your cauldron planter cut out, add sand and water to a bucket or bowl.

You can mix it in a bowl with your hands but we recommend using a drill to make sure that the ingredients mix well. You will want it to be moist but not soaking wet. Next, you will want to let your cauldron planter dry for two to four weeks before planting in it- this ensures that the cauldron planter has enough time to harden and become sturdy. When planting your plants, make sure that they are tall enough so that when they grow, they won't hit the top of the cauldron planter.

You can add some stones or soil to the bottom of your cauldron planter to help with drainage.

Cauldron planters are a fun and easy way to add some life and charm to your indoor garden or outdoor living space. They make great centerpieces for tables or even as part of a garden display. With just a few simple materials and a little bit of time, you can create your very own cauldron planter that will last for years to come.

Now that you know how to make a cauldron planter, it's time to get creative! Try using different materials or shapes to create your own unique design. Be sure to share your photos with us on social media so that we can see how your cauldron planters turn out. Happy gardening!