How to Make Geometric Planters

Dan Faires shares instructions on how to make geometric planters made from concrete and wood.
Geometric Planters

Geometric Planters



Danmade: Geometric Planters 04:01

Dan creates decorative geometric planters out of wood and concrete.

Materials and Tools:

quick-set concrete
plastic cylinder (empty)
plastic jug (empty)
3 water bottles (empty)
orange juice carton (empty)
4x6" wood beam, cut down to 10"
table saw
circular saw
tape measure
drill with 2" Forstner bit
palm sander with 220-grit paper


Mix the concrete and water until it has a cake batter consistency.

Geometric Planters

Geometric Planters

Pour concrete mix into the larger containers, then set the smaller containers within the center of the mold. Allow the concrete to dry for 3 to 4 hours. While concrete is drying, you can start assembling wood planters.

Geometric Planters

Geometric Planters

Cut a standard 4x6-inch beam down to 10 inches. Slice angles off the wood block using a table saw and skill saw to create a geometric shape.

Using a drill and 2-inch Forstner bit, boar out a hole at the top, flat portion of the wood.

Geometric Planters

Geometric Planters

Sand the wood block using 220-grit paper.

Geometric Planters

Geometric Planters

Apply polyurethane or any color spray paint, and allow time to dry.

Geometric Planters

Geometric Planters

Concrete should be dry now. Remove the water bottles, and cut the mold away using a blade.

Geometric Planters

Geometric Planters

Smooth all of the rough edges using 220-grit sandpaper. 

Geometric Planters

Geometric Planters

Add soil and your favorite plant.

Geometric Planters With Succulents

Geometric Planters With Succulents

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