Planter with 3 Feet

Planter with 3 Feet

Materials + Supplies:
    •    Inflatable Exercise Ball
    •    Weather Stripping Form Walls
    •    Tape

    •    Scissors

Size: 26" x 26" x 8" high
Color: Grey
Technique: Hand-Packed

Planter with 3 Feet

This is a relatively easy project to make a medium sized planter with a unique shape.


STEP 1: The Form

Strips of rubber (or weatherstripping) are glued to the exercise ball with spray adhesive and then taped in place to make sure they don't move during the hand-packing process.


STEP 2: Mix and Pack

Mix ShapeCrete to a Clay-Like Consistency and begin packing the planter. Pack on top of the ball first, then work your way to the edges. Maintain a thickness of 5/8" - 3/4".


STEP 3: Details

After the shell of the planter has been packed, build up three feet, This will give the planter a solid base to stand on. A drainage hole can be carved in the center of the planter if needed.

A pattern can be carved into the mix after it has set for about 10 minutes. There is a range of clay tools available to carve and sculpt the material.


STEP 4: Remove the Planter

After the piece has cured for 24 hours, deflate the exercise ball and remove the planter and form walls.


STEP 5: Plant and Enjoy

Fill the planter with soil and plant it!

The exercise ball can be cleaned and reused again and again.

For more planter ideas, check out these projects:

Round Decorative Planters

Saru Planter

Draped Planter

Too Easy Planter


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