Learn how to make a DIY hanging concrete planter and give it a pretty ombre effect using Rust-Oleum spray paint. It makes the perfect hanging planter for any room.
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It has been a while since I worked with concrete.
And the best way to get back into working with concrete is to make a planter…
I decided to add a quick twist on the simple concrete planter by turning into a hanging concrete planter using chain.
To add character, I spray painted it for a gorgeous ombre effect with some of Rust-Oleum’s rich colors.
Materials for a hanging concrete planter
- Fast setting concrete
- Plastic bowls of various size. (Hit up your local dollar shop or thrift store)
- Cooking oil spray
- Decorator Chain
- Spray Paint. I used –
- Rust-Oleum Comfort Grip
- Random Orbital sander and 220 grit sandpaper
- 3/8″ masonry bit.
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DIY hanging Concrete Planter
Below is the video of how to make the hanging concrete planter. Step by step instructions follow below.
How to make a hanging DIY concrete planter
I got all my supplies including concrete, hardware and spray paint at The Home Depot.
Below are the colors I used. Aren’t they gorgeous?
Let’s build the hanging concrete planter!
Step 1: Pour the concrete planter
Important – Be sure to wear gloves, mask and eye protection while mixing concrete.
- Mix a batch of concrete well to pancake batter-like consistency.
- Pick a couple of plastic bowls that are close in size and grease them well with cooking oil.
Tip – It is very important to grease the bowls well. It can be tough to get the concrete out of the molds, so take some time and grease them up well.
- Pour the concrete mix about halfway in the bigger bowl.
- Place the small bowl in the middle and weight it down. Be sure to balance it so the sides are equally thick.
- Using a sander, vibrate the bowls and get the bubbles out.
- 24 hours later (if you used the quick setting concrete), remove the plastic bowls and sand any rough edges with a sanding block.
STEP 2: Spray paint the planter
- Place the planter upside down on a lazy susan.
- Spray the base color. I used Rust-Oleum Smokey Beige. Let dry for an hour.
- For the ombre effect, spray short bursts of Rust-Oleum Midnight Blue with the nozzle level with the edge of the planter. Rotate the lazy susan while spraying to get an even ombre coat all around the planter.
STEP 3: Spray paint the hardware
- Spray paint the S-hooks and chain. I used Rust-Oleum Univeral Satin Bronze. It is a very pretty metallic!
Spray painting hack – To spray paint the chain, I added a few eye hooks to scrap 4×4 posts and used them to hang the chains as I spray painted them. After I sprayed from both sides, and the paint was dry to touch, I just turned them over to spray any spots I had missed.
Step 4: Hang up the Planter
- Mark half an inch down from the lip and drill a hole using a 3/8″ masonry bit.
- Insert S-hooks and attach the chain to it. I added an S-hook to the top too.
- Add your favorite plant and hang it up.
The planter has no holes for drainage, so I added a few rocks and added string of bananas.
DIY Concrete Bowl
I couldn’t help myself, so I made another concrete bowl. This time using one of the patterned bowls as the inside mold.
This gave me a gorgeous striped interior.
I can’t stop staring at this gorgeous combination.
Isn’t it amazing how you can completely transform a simple object with just a few coats of spray paint?!
Take a look at Rust-Oleum’s 2019 color watch palette – bright deep hues to simple neutrals. Which one is your favorite?
If you make this, I would love to see! Feel free to email photos to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tag me on Instagram @anikasdiylife for a chance to be featured on social media! I can’t wait to see what you build!
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