How to Make a Cement Pot

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This month’s thrift store makeover is a fun DIY Cement Pot. I love the neutral, rustic look of cement pots and they are super easy to get that look with any pot you’ve got. I took a basic ceramic pot and gave it some character with only a little bit of work. Check out how cute it turned out.

DIY Cement Pot

Here is the pot I started with.

Some cute details on the pot.

How to Make a Cement Pot

Here are the supplies you need. Affiliate links provided for your convenience.

To get the cement finish ready to apply you need to mix it with water. I used a 2 part mix to 1 part water ratio, and I just eye-balled it.

Cement mix and water

When you mix it together you want it to resemble a thick pancake mix.

Cement paste for to coat the pot.

Then I used a cheap paintbrush, I like to buy a multi-pack at the dollar store for a buck.

First coat of the skimcoat of cement

This pot was a shiny pot, so it took 2 coats to cover it. Each coat took less than an hour to dry and that was in 50-degree temps. So this is a quick project!

Details of the DIY Cement Pot

Look at all that fun texture! I seriously want to cement everything now!

Farmhouse DIY Cement Pot

Now make sure to check out the rest of the thrift store projects from the teams!

Awesome thrift store before and afters.

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  1. Hi, I have a cracked/chipped vintage pot from the farm that I don’t want to toss. I’ll try painting with cement. Thanks.

  2. That is cool Maryann! Did you mix the cement right in the planter/pot? Or did you mix it in a butter bowl or something similar?

    This is an awesome look. I’ll have to remember to try this out sometime.



  3. This is really cool Maryann, I have never heard of this product! I keep eyeing a cement pot (it’s huge) that keeps coming up in my ads and it’s about $600…hmmmm you have my brain spinning now 🙂

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