Can’t find the perfect planter that will match the theme of your interior design? Or perhaps you fancy a specific style? Then create your own planter box! In this post, we will share with you how to create a cement tile planter box. You might ask, why use a floor tile? For one, floor tiles are inexpensive and very easy to get – you might even have some excess from your previous renovation. If you’re very particular about sticking to your interior decor, that’s another great thing about floor tiles. There are tons of designs, textures, colors and even shapes that you can choose from which will probably match or contrast your style.
Cement Tile Planter Box: What You Will Need
Here are some materials you’ll need:
- Tile of your choice (the number of tiles depends on how long or big your planter box is)
- Ceramic Tile Glue / Tile Cement
- Clear Sealing Gaze
Step-by-Step Guide In Creating a Cement Tile Planter Box
Are you excited to create your own cement tile planter box? Here’s how:
- Plan, sketch or have an estimate of the size of your planter box. After you got the size and shape, prepare your materials. Once you’ve gathered all your stuff, it’s time to lay out the tiles.
- For the base, lay the tile facing inward, meaning the design should be facing inward with the blank design touching the ground. After you’ve lined the base, apply a ceramic tile adhesive to connect the base.
- After the base is all done, line the sides of the planter box. Apply a glue to the tile and hold it up for a few seconds.
- Let the glue dry and continue gluing the other tiles until you completed your planter box. Just to be sure, let the glue harden for 24 hours. Once it’s completely dry, you can now place your potted plant in the planter box. Make sure to keep the plants in their original pot so that you can easily interchange the plants and relocate the planter box easily.
- If you want a permanent planter box in which you can directly put the soil and the plant, you can use a high-quality tile cement instead of a glue. Coat the inside of the box with cement.
- For a nice finish, make sure to clean the planter box with a damp sponge and wipe it off with a cloth. After it’s completely dry, seal it off with a clear tile sealing gaze for a glossy or matte finish depending on your sealing gaze.
Cement tile planter box is a very easy and cheap project you can do! Place your beautiful succulents or your indoor plant in your planter box and it will surely brighten any room.
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