Durable planters have been one of the most preferred outdoor decorations. They provide plenty of advantages in many respects. As you remember, we have already posted similar DIY projects like gabion planters. But, at this time, I am going to dwell on cement balloon planters. In the article, there are some catchy decoration ideas regarding cement balloon planters. And also, there will be a DIY (How to make a cement balloon planter) heading.
A) The Difference Between Cement and Concrete
A cement balloon planter is a handmade craft that is made from the cement-water mix thanks to a balloon’s shape. Notably, there is a difference between cement and concrete. The concrete contains a lot of little stones. With the concrete, there are plenty of decoration ideas such as Moroccan Style Concrete Planters and Concrete Hand Planters. On the other hand, the cement is considerably smoother than the concrete. Outside of cement planter ideas, there are different handmade crafts, to exemplify, candle holders, bowls, weights, pots, balls, and so on.
B) The Size of Cement Balloon Planters
In terms of sizes, large and small cement planters can be good decoration options. Painted small ones are also as cute as coconut planters. These kinds of cement balloon planters are mostly in outdoor spaces like a balcony, garden, patio, and backyard. So use this planter as either a flower planter or succulent planter. What’s more, place nicely such handmade planters on the walkway’s sides. Unfortunately, the cement itself is not waterproof. the humidity in the air could affect the cement planter badly. For that reason, apply a waterproof spray on the cement balloon planter.
C) DIY – How To Make a Cement Balloon Planter
a) Materials & Tools
Quick set cement
1) Prepare all the materials and tools. Work on the soft surface so that the balloon stays one piece.
2) Pour the cement into the plastic bowl. Add some water. Mix until you reach the correct consistency.
3) Don’t add too much water. Cement mold cracks later.
4) Take a balloon. Lay the cement mix on it. Leave the top open to put the plant and soil. Open drainage holes with a q-tip.
5) Reinforce the cemented balloon with the cement once again. Use q-tip for drainage holes.
6) Get the balloon out of the mold by deflating it.
7) After this, use the cement mixture again for the inner part of the mold. Mind the drainage holes.
8) Optionally, paint your cement balloon planter as you wish. Above all, add it vivid and bright color just like mandala stones.