Make Your Own Concrete Planters: Concrete planters are made using a small container and a large container as molds. How far you push in the interior container will affect the thickness of the walls of your finished concrete planter. Once finished the foliage and bright blooms of your plants create vivid contrast with the textured gray container. .... excerpted from Concrete Garden Projects by Malin Nilsson and Camilla Arvidsson
DIY Concrete Leaf Bird Bath DIY Concrete Leaf Bird Bath - love this idea! Those leaves look like rhubarb leaves to me.. Hmmm may have to do something like this.. Especially if I do a cob house some day, this would be a great wall feature/shelf.
While painting the dull gray surface of standard concrete works, I knew there had to be a cooler way of coloring these little plant homes. After some research and hands-on testing, it turns out that the trick is starting with white concrete and stirring in powdered pigments. From there, the sky's the limit. Marble them, create an ombre stack, go two-tone. You really can't go wrong with this foolproof project, and they're ridiculously fun to make.