These easy to make, naturally porous hypertufa concrete pots are a great addition to any garden. We used recycled containers for our molds but you can use almost anything to create unusual planters or yard art.
Hypertufa: Lightweight, frost-resistant, and a deceptively accurate substitution for the hand-hewn old-time stone watering trough that are so in demand, yet hard and expensive to find - a perfect growing solution for resourceful gardeners.
Make beautiful garden containers that will last for years with this wonderful hypertufa technique. The term "hypertufa" refers to a type of artificial stone, and is a conglomerate of the words "tufa," a natural volcanic rock, and "hyper," a prefix meaning excessively or extremely; hypertufa are extremely rock-like containers.
❧ Papercrete. use 1 3/4 parts paper well pulped, 1 part portland cement, and 1/2 part perlite. Seems to make a very strong mix. After making the mold for the larger square containers I am working on more molds. The largest containers are 11″ X 19″ x 5″
DIY PLANTERS :: Making Hypertufa Pots Tutorial :: Hypertufa is a stonelike material that mimics a type of rock. Make flower pots (or balls/pillars) in any shape & size w/ just THREE INGREDIENTS!!! She shows you her method & here is Matha Stewart's method (w/ patterns on the outside & different shapes): www.marthastewart.com/268091/pots-with-a-personal-touch-hypertufa?page=2 & one more method w/ GOOD TIPS…