- Craftright Fluoro Retractable Utility Knife With 2 Blades
- Craftright 32mm Tube And Pipe Cutter
- Ezy Storage 30cm 4L Round Plastic Basin
- Icon Plastics 250ml Long Spout Measure Jug
- Craftright 100mm Scraper
- Paint Partner 15-piece Sandpaper Set
- Bondall 2L Pot & Ornament Sealer
- Paint Partner 38mm Synthetic Paint Brush
- Saxon Water Resistant Garden Gloves
- Bear Disposable P2 Respirator Dust Mask With Valve - 3 Pack
- Protector Ultralite Clear Wraparound Safety Glasses
1. Set out all the tools and materials before you start because you need to work fast with the quick-set concrete.
2. Use a utility knife to trim the top from the bottle, about 30mm down, to widen the opening slightly and make it easier to pour the concrete quickly.
3. Use the pipe cutter to cut a length of copper pipe to fit into the bottle, leaving about 10mm protruding.
4. Apply silicone into the copper cap, push in the copper pipe and leave to dry.
5. Wearing gloves, glasses and mask, use the jug to measure out five parts concrete into the round plastic basin.
6. Add two parts water and use a scraper to mix the concrete and water thoroughly, working quickly.
7. Measure out one part oxide and sprinkle it over the mixture, combining it slightly to give a marbled effect.
8. Scoop the concrete into the bottle to about 50mm from the top.
9. Push in the copper pipe and tap the base to work the concrete down and remove air bubbles, leaving to dry overnight.
10. Use the utility knife to slice down the sides of the bottle to remove the plastic.
11. Use 120-grit abrasive paper to smooth the top and around the base.
12. Use a brush to apply the sealer all over, including underneath then leave to dry.
13. Add water and a flower!