How to make modular geometric pots step by step

Perhaps when we think of a pot, similar images come to mind: cylindrical, red, terracotta pots. Perhaps the classic ones are the best for some plants, which need a certain size to grow and depth for drainage. However, with others, such as small succulents, it is possible to innovate and create all kinds of designs to contain them.

In this case, you can learn to shape these small modular concrete pots yourself, which can be placed next to each other in different creative designs.

To make them, you simply need a cardboard mold that you can make yourself, and that you can adapt to the size you prefer, and even to other shapes, such as squares or hexagons.

– Cement (a small bag)

– Sand

– Thick cardboard for the molds

– Piece of Rainbown template that you can download here

– Disposable plastic containers that you can reuse to mix the concrete, and plastic bags to cover it

– Cutter, glue and tape

– Gloves and mask to handle the concrete and avoid dust (you can make yourself a mask if the material hurts you)

1. The first step in making these pots is to make the moulds. For that, first download the template (you can find the link in the materials) and print it on paper. Then, with the help of it, cut the two necessary pieces of cardboard.

You can also draw it yourself and make it the size you want.

2. As you can see in the photograph, place three cardboard rolls glued to the base of the outer piece (they will serve to make your pot have drainage holes).

3. Seal all the grooves in the mold with masking tape.

4. Prepare the cement, following the instructions on the package. If you bring very large stones, remove them before.

4. Pour cement into the outer mould, without covering the three cardboard rolls (because those three holes should remain at the base).

5. Place the inner mold on top of the cement, and fill the space between them with cement.

6. Let dry for at least three days inside the molds. So that the concrete does not crack, it is important that it dries slowly. Place the mold covered with a plastic bag (but making sure that some air enters) and if the weather is dry, spray the mold with a few drops of water once a day.

7. Unmold carefully.

8. If the surface is rough, you can sand it. And then paint it however you like.

9. Make as many pots as you want (cut several molds to make them simultaneously). Plant succulents indoors (you can read how to care for them here). Lastly, arrange them however you like!

They can even look pretty vertically: