I have been seeing all of these really cool DIY concrete yard art projects on Pinterest recently and knew I wanted to try some of them. One of the projects was a planter made to look like hands holding a plant. I just knew I had to create one of my own! So, when the hubster had some left-over concrete from a sidewalk repair project, I jumped into action and created my own DIY concrete hands planter! Unfortunately, since this was a spur of the moment project that I had to quickly complete before the concrete hardened, I didn’t get any pictures of the creation process. But it was SO easy that I can quickly explain it.
First, gather your materials:
- mixed concrete (only a small amount is needed)
- one pair of large or x-large vinyl or latex gloves (disposable gloves since they will be destroyed in this process 😉 )
- scissors or an exacto knife
- Spoon or small garden shovel
First, use the scissors or exacto knife to cut small slits into the ends of each finger in each glove (this will allow the air to escape so the concrete can fill the entire glove).
Next, use the spoon or garden shovel to completely fill each glove with concrete, make sure all the air is out of the gloves.
Lay the gloves palm side up on a flat surface, with the pinky finger of each glove touching. Use the scissors or knife to cut a slit about half way up the pinky side of each glove to expose the concrete. Once the concrete is exposed on the side of each glove, push the two “hands” together so the exposed concrete becomes stuck together.
Lastly, shape the hands into a “cupped” position and let them dry for several days, until the concrete has completely cured. Once the concrete has hardened all the way, use scissors or a knife to remove the gloves from the concrete planter.
Your planter should now look something similar to this:
Place some dirt and succulents into the hands and now you have a really cool, functional piece of garden art!