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Concrete Air Plant Planter

This modern desktop planter is perfect for low-maintenance air plants—and it only takes a few quick steps to complete.

concrete air plant planter
Add this concrete air plant planter to your desk at work or any surface in your home for a fun modern look that doubles as a paperweight.

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Tools & Materials

  • Flexible plastic forms
  • Spray lubricant
  • Quikrete Quick-Setting Cement Mix (small container)
  • Mixing bucket
  • Water
  • Mixing tool
  • Small pebbles
  • Air plants
  • Steps

Prep the form and concrete mix

air plant planter mix concrete

air plant planter add water to concrete mix

air plant planter mix concrete with paint stick

air plant planter pour concrete into form

First, spray your form with lubricant so when the finished concrete piece is set, it can be removed easily. Mix your desired amount of concrete and pour it into the form.

Add relief form

air plant planter add relief to form

Insert the relief form to shape the plant holder part of the planter (I used a clean yogurt container). You may need to weight the relief form to keep it embedded in the concrete as it sets.

Place the filled form in a cool, dry place and allow the concrete to dry for at least 24 hours.

Reveal planter

reveal the air plant planter

add pebbles to air plant planter

plant air plant in air plant planterFamily Handyman

Remove the concrete from the form carefully and remove the relief form.

Fill the planter with pebbles and add your air plant. Be sure to study up on the care instructions for your specific type of air plant, and enjoy!