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How to Make Hypertufa Pots

Learn how to easily make affordable outdoor planters using hypertufa. Find the complete instructions for making your own hypertufa at http://lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/projects/Hypertufa_Pots.aspx These planters are easy to make and even easier on your budget. Planters can cost a lot, so why not make your own by using hypertufa. It is a mix of one part portland cement, one part peat moss, one part perlite or vermiculate and one part water. Wear gloves and a mask when making hypertufa pots. Start by mixing all the dry ingredients together, tossing out any large pieces that will not break apart. Add water a little at a time so it does not get too soupy. Add and mix until you get a consistency similar to cottage cheese. Spray your mold really well with cooking spray. Press the hypertufa into the mold. For a more finished looking center, use a smaller container in the middle, spraying the outside well with cooking spray. To add a texture, add bubble wrap or a carpet pad in the mold, spray it, and add your hypertufa. Once your mold is packed, tap the outside with a rubber mallet to release bubbles. Cover the planter with a plastic bag for at least 24 hours. Then twist out the center of the mold. If the center is still wet, replace the mold and let sit for another 24 hours. Then remove from the mold. Wait 3 weeks before planting anything in the hypertufa planter. For more DIY projects like this, visit http://www.LowesCreativeIdeas.com Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=lowes Or head to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/Lowes
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