Make Your Own Concrete Elephant Planter

DIY Concrete Flower Pot

On this page you'll learn how to make a DIY elephant flower pot using only cement and sand. 

Using my 12 step tutorial, making this cement flower pot should be easy and fun.

This is the list of tools and supplies you will need:

Watch the video to see how to make this.

Video courtesy of VTA-Construction Tips on YouTube.

Step 1

Fill small bowl with moist sand, pack it, and then flip it over so it creates half a circle.

DIY Concrete Planter
DIY Concrete Planter

Step 2

Begin covering the sand with cement using a small concrete spatula until it is fully covered in one smooth, even layer.

DIY Concrete Planter

Step 3

Using a small paint brush, smooth out any harsh lines.

DIY Concrete Planter

Step 4

Using a cup and stencil, create an outline of a circle on top of the half circle and cut it out as an opening so you can see the sand underneath.

DIY Concrete Planter
DIY Concrete Planter

Step 5

Use more cement and begin making the elephants legs. Make sure to smooth the cement out with the spatula and brush so there are no harsh lines. The legs should look like 4 stumps.

DIY Concrete Planter

Step 6

Use a bottle cap to plan out where you will cut out the cement on the top and then use a small blade to actually cut it, creating a nice pattern.

DIY Concrete Planter

Step 7

After cement has dried up a bit, use a spatula to clean the legs up and get rid of any extra cement that isn’t needed.

DIY Concrete Planter

Step 8

Using more cement, create the elephants head, trunk, and ears. Use the same process as creating everything else and make sure the cement is nice and smooth.

DIY Concrete Planter

Step 9

After elephant is completely dry, put down a base of cement. Place the elephant on top and then get rid of all access cement around it so no cement is visible outside. This is creating the bottom of the elephant.

DIY Concrete Planter

Step 10

Give the inside of the elephant a coating of cement.

DIY Concrete Planter

Step 11

Use hot glue gun to put small buttons as eyes on the elephants.

DIY Concrete Planter

Step 12

Put plant inside of elephant to complete your concrete elephant pot!

DIY Concrete Planter

I hope you liked this fun diy concrete planters pot project. 

You can make a lot of fun diy projects with concrete. 

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