Concrete Planter Kit – GIVEAWAY
Anyone who’s a regular reader of the blog will know that I love a bit of crafting! So when the opportunity came up to take a closer look at a Crafty Creative subscription box, I jumped at the chance. So, I was very excited when a week later a Concrete Planter Kit dropped through the door.
Now, I’m more of a knitter, sewer, papercraft kinda girl so when this first came through I’m not ashamed to say that I was initially intimidated. What on earth do I know about making my own plant pot?! However, the instructions were so easily laid out and it seemed so easy to follow, I jumped straight in!
First of all the kit contained everything I needed for my pot: the concrete mix, two pots, some sandpaper, a stirrer, a little paintbrush, some bronze paint, some tape and a pair of gloves to help keep yourself clean!
The first step was to make a little mark in the big pot to see where to set the concrete to, then I put 80ml of water into said big pot and mixed in the concrete mix. Using my stirrer, I mixed it until I had a smooth paste (1). Then using the smaller cup, I pushed this into the mix until the mixture rose up to meet the mark I made earlier. Adding some stones for weight so it didn’t rise, I left it to set for 24 hours (2).
A day later and I was back and removing the little cups. What I was left with was a still damp pot but definitely a pot nonetheless, and by this point I was pretty excited to see it taking shape with pretty much minimal effort so far! I then left it for another few days until it was completely dry and a light grey in colour all over.
Now it was time for the fun stuff! First I needed to use the sandpaper and curve off the edges for a smoother and nicer finish (3). Once done it was time to paint. I’m not great with a paintbrush so I wanted to keep it simple with some bold block colours. Therefore, blocking off the centre stripe with tape (4), I painted both the top and bottom sections still on show as well as inside and underneath because I’m a little odd like that and like the little details!
And there we have it….a finished little pot ready for planting.
I have to say I am so pleased with how this came out, it was far easier than I thought it would be. Except for the drying time, it was also extremely quick to do but I think has a really effective finish. I’ve mentioned it to a few people already, all of which cannot believe that I made it myself.
I even managed to find this cute little succulent at my local supermarket for the bargain price of £3 which fits it perfectly and I think suits this style of planter.
This really is such a quick and easy kit to use, with very clear instructions and put togother in a way that is suitable for beginners. With a beautiful and striking finish, this kit makes something that you can proudly display in your home.
THE GIVEAWAY – this giveaway has now closed
The people over at Crafty Creatives have an extra Concrete Planter Kit available for one lucky Tippytupps reader. Therefore, perhaps you fancy giving this a go yourself? Or maybe you know someone who would is a little creative and would enjoy this? Whoever your kit would be for, you can enter via Rafflecopter using the link below and follow the usual social media accounts.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
This giveaway is open to UK residents only, is powered by Rafflecopter and will close on Sunday 24th September 2017. The winner will then be chosen at random using the tool. For full terms and conditions for the giveaway, please visit the Tippytupps terms and conditions page.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided with this item in return for my honest review. As always though, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Rebecca Greenway says
Amazing post & giveaway. Entered xx
Tracy Nixon says
Looks a great kit! I love anything crafty! Thank you!
It turned out great!
Wow this actually looks do-able to me! lol
fiona waterworth says
I love any new way of displaying plants
Joseph Jones says
This is adorable and it seems manageable even for me haha!
Kare Usher says
Great idea, I have a “Money tree” that my Mother in Law got me, the tree is nice, the pot is goes in is so ugly and I hate it with a passion!
sue moore says
Oooh yes please, so very kind of you ☺️☺️
many thanks for the chance
would be thrilled to be the very lucky winner ❤️❤️
Looks like a great kit.
This is great, would look brilliant in my new study and it’s something fun to do! Entered the giveaway ☺️
john prendergast says
this looks interesting thing to make
I used to do a lot of kits as a kid! They’re very satisfying
Hayley Atkins says
This looks an interesting project. I have lots of cacti/succulents and this pot would be ideal..
sarah fielding says
What an adorable project! Would love to do this!
maria blythin says
thanks for the lovely giveaway x
Sheena Batey says
It’s really cute and it turned out so well.
claire woods says
Holly harmsworth says
I would love to give this a go. I enjoy a challenge. Fingers crossed
Ruth Harwood says
Love the look of this, would suit our home well xx
Ren Taylor says
this looks fun fingers crossed x
So cute ~ Great crafty project
stuart hargreaves says
ideal for all the cuttings I take
Annabel Greaves says
Great giveaway x
Hazel Rea says
What a great kit – it looks like fun.
Tracy Hanley says
I would love to have a go at making one of these
Mary H says
Ooooh this turned out fab! I’d love to work with concrete.
Lisa Parker says
What a fab idea! I love doing things like this as they are so relaxing and rewarding x
pete c says
a nice creative giveaway – thanks
Kirsty Hosty says
What a brilliant craft
Ooh this would be fun, fingers crossed x
Angela Treadway says
Wow this looks fantastic! X
Helen Tovell says
Looks great thank you
Britt K says
I love the simplicity of that planter – what a great idea!
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melissa crowe says
Thankyou for the chance x
Jo Carroll says
This instantly reminded me of Barbara’s pottery efforts in ‘The Good Life’ for some unknown reason? Probably a lack of confidence in my own creative skills? 😉
Lorna Ledger says
Really lovely, I would put a money plant in it x
Allan Wilson says
Great giveaway. Thanks
jo liddement says
I love making things for my home and this is such a great idea. So nice that you can paint the pot too.
Heather Morrison says
These look super cute! Would be fun to make for a christmas gift xx
michelle o'neill says
so lovely x
Lorna Roberts says
I’ve seen these before but it was from Australia and postage was extortionate. I would love, love, love to win.
what a lovely idea! it looks great
caroline kelly says
Would make a lovely gift
cheryl hadfield says
would be fantastic to win
MANDY DOHERTY says
This looks great fun to make
Thanks for the chance xx
Carole Nott says
this looks like a great little kit
paula cheadle says
fab prize, perfect for your own decoration
This looks great fun to get the kids involved with.
jen jackson says
They look great
sheri darby says
What a great giveaway
Clare Munden says
Aww I love the look of this!
carol boffey says
great prize thank you
Lisa Houston says
Clare Hubbard says
Love the unusual look
Jo McPherson says
Looks challenging, would love to give it a try
Catherine Barton says
Looks interesting & fun…!
Patricia Avery says
I’d love the chance to give this a go 🙂
Hayley Todd says
This is such a funky little ornament! It would make a fabulous gift!
Sam Parkes says
Thank you for a fantastic giveaway. Would love to do this with my 9yr old a planter for our living room window.
Eve H Ogden says
Rich Tyler says
Count Me IN!
Cathryn Crawshaw says
fab kit – great idea
Simone Griffin says
This is a lovely gift idea xx
frances hopkins says
What a great thing to do!
JULIE WARD says
Reminds me of when I decorated a piggy bank, I’m not very good though
Tammy Neal says
Gem Cook says
Simply Beautiful. Such a wonderful Prize.
Lila Taylor says
I love my plants, both indoor and out & grow my own succulents…it would be such a pleasure to make my very own pot-thank you
Rachael Sexey says
Jennifer Baker says
Its great!!! x x x
ellie spider says
this looks great – fab giveaway
Natalie Crossan says
Fantastic, fingers crossed 😀 xxx
lynn neal says
This looks a fun project!
Adrian Bold says
Amazing post & giveaway. Thanks for the competition!
Susan B says
What fun. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
Victoria Prince says
What a fantastic little kit! This really appeals to me, what a great idea 🙂
Jessica Barber says
This is such a great kit! Love the finished product too!
Kirsteen Mackay says
Wow this looks fab!
Arabella Bazley says
I was wondering how they posted a concrete planter through your letter box but all was revealed. It must be exciting to get random projects through the post. It’s great for getting to try new things you wouldn’t necessary thing of.
Meryl Thomas says
Love to try this. Looks fun to do.
nicky pearce says
this looks fantastic!
Jeanette Leighton says
My dad would love this would make a lovely gift
Samantha R says
This looks really fun, would love to give it a go.
Melanie Pennie says
Love to try new craft ideas and would also make a smashing gift!
Anthea Holloway says
What a super prize – I would love to try to make this!
What a crafty kit and great idea! Awesome post and great giveaway!
Fiona jk42 says
I love being creative with fabric or paper, but always lack confidence to try to make an item out of wood, concrete or metal. This kit looks like a good way to try out using concrete, then I could try some of the other concrete craft ideas I keep seeing on Pinterest.