She Dips An Old Towel In Concrete. The Results? INCREDIBLE!

Catherine Elsby of the Rustic Willow Blog recently created a lovely rustic masterpiece from items that you probably have lying around your garage.

Catherine Elsby of the Rustic Willow blog recently created a lovely rustic masterpiece from items that you probably have lying around your garage.The Rustic Willow

Elsby’s unique DIY planter proves that one man’s trash can become another man’s treasure!

For this DIY project you will need:

For this DIY project you will need:The Rustic Willow

One bag of Quikrete, a concrete mixing stick, water, two 5-gallon buckets, an old towel, and rubber gloves.

To begin, turn one of your 5-gallon buckets upside down and arrange the towel on top of the overturned bucket.

To begin, turn one of your 5-gallon buckets upside down and arrange the towel on top of the overturned bucket.

The ends of your towel should lightly skim the ground without bunching. If your towel is too long, feel free to cut off any excess with scissors.

Step 1

Step 1The Rustic Willow

Mix half of the Quikrete with water so that your mixture isn’t too runny. Be sure to wear rubber gloves to avoid concrete poisoning!

Step 2

Step 2

Mix your towel into the concrete slush you’ve created. If you can see any towel spots through the concrete, they will show up on your finished product. To avoid this, be sure to cover your towel completely and touch up any spots that you may have missed.

Step 3

Step 3The Rustic Willow

Let your towel dry on top of the overturned bucket for 24–48 hours. Make sure that you’ve draped it over the bucket evenly.

Step 4

Step 4Scripps Networks, LLC

Once the entire towel is dry, remove the bucket and drill drain holes in the base of your planter.

Step 5

Step 5The Rustic Willow

Enjoy your stunning new planter!

As you can see, the dried concrete completely disguises the old towel.

As you can see, the dried concrete completely disguises the old towel.Hometalk

This simple planter is perfect for your front porch or backyard garden!

Oh, and did we mention that this entire DIY project costs less than $5?

Oh, and did we mention that this entire DIY project costs less than $5?The Rustic Willow

No one will ever realize that your new garden accessory was hiding in your garage all along!


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