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How To Make a Concrete Planter That Waters Itself

For this DIY concrete planter project Ben shows how to add an automatic irrigation system made out of a wine bottle and scrap wood. Unlike our previous concrete projects the form work for this planter is made from solid wood coated in wax.

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This masculine concrete planter design features an automatic irrigation system using an old wine bottle. It’s simple and down to earth with a hip recycling vibe. Plus it’s all made for around $10 in supplies.

We wanted to experiment with ways to make reusable forms that are more durable than the laminate and melamine boards we have used in the past.


Thei planter is constructed of crack-resistant concrete-countertop mix. The formulation quickly cures to a smooth finish and can be customized with translucent stains in a variety of colors.