-One or two plastic take-out food containers preferably with a top and bottom
-Plastic covered work area
-Large plastic mixing tub or bowl
-Your favorite Hypertufa recipe
(Here’s mine: http://fromthesummersgarden.blogspot.com/p/normal-0-false-false-false-en-us-ja-x_10.html)
-masonry trowel or large spoon
-vegetable oil and brush
1. Cover your work surface with plastic
2. Lightly oil the inside surfaces of both the top and bottom pieces of your take out food container.
3. Put on a pair of disposable gloves and mix up; a batch of hypertufa. You can make this project using just sand mix concrete mix but the end result will be much heavier.
4. Line the insides of both pieces with ½” to ¾” layer of hypertufa and pat firmly using your fingers to a uniform surface.
5. Use your finger or a stick to poke a drainage hole in the bottom of the planter portion. Don’t put a hole in your saucer.
6. Allow to set and harden overnight and pop out of the plastic containers. You can slit the plastic with a box cutter. This will make it very easy to remove.
7. Brush off rough edges and allow to cure for a week.
8. Pot up and place when you want some living color.