Materials + Supplies:
• Plastic Planter
• Decorative Aggregate (Optional)
• Lapping Wheel (to polish the rim - optional)
• Diamond Hand Pads
Size: 8" x 8" x 5" high
STEP 1: Supplies
Find a planter or container to pack. This particular planter is very smooth on the inside and can be reused to create multiple pots.
STEP 2: Mix ShapeCrete
STEP 3: Hand Pack
Pack the mix into the plastic container, starting with the bottom and then working up the sides. Try to maintain an even wall thickness (about 3/8" - 1/2").
STEP 4: Demold
To release the piece from the plastic container, gently tap the edge of the plastic with a hammer. Work around the perimeter until the plastic is loose, then the piece should pull out easily.
Tips on Removal: If you have an air compressor, blow air down the sides of the container to help break the seal. This will usually pop the piece right out. If something is really stuck, drill a small hole in the bottom of the container and shoot compressed air in from the bottom.
STEP 5: Polish
For a larger scale project that uses the same technique, check out the Saru Planter: