Here's the second part of my concrete vase experiment. If you already read part 1 you'll remember that I said concrete and cement aren't the same products.
The bagged concrete mix has little rocks and pebbles and is a rougher texture. Bagged cement is the smooth flour-like powder, which is what I preferred working with to make my vases.
I also used a silicone mold for this project vs making my own in the previous tutorial. I did research buying molds designed for making cement planters/vases but they are expensive! I was shocked that a small 3" vase mold costs about $80. If you plan on selling them, it might be worth the investment.
I came up with a different solution and since I'm no stranger to the baking section of the craft stores I know where to buy affordable silicone molds!