Want to give your old landscaping a bit of color and personality? If you’d like to spruce up your outdoor space or build a small home garden in your flat, have I got the perfect DIY project for you: cinder block outdoor planters!
Bet you didn’t know cinder blocks could be used as affordable backyard planters. This planter system is so easy to put together and the planters are compact enough to fit a small space, even a deck or patio!Best of all, the unique planter system can be customized, giving you more room to experiment. If you’d like to make your own cinder block planters, head to your nearest hardware store and get your supplies:
Best of all, the unique planter system can be customized, giving you more room to experiment. If you’d like to make your own cinder block planters, head to your nearest hardware store and get your supplies:
You will need:
Your choice of succulents/plants
12 cinder blocks
Liquid nails construction adhesive
Step 1: Prepping the Cinder Blocks
Get your scissors and landscaping fabric. Cut the landscaping fabric to fit a single cinder block and secure it using liquid nails adhesive or any industrial strength adhesive you prefer. Leave the glue to dry completely.
Step 2: Assembly
Once all cinder blocks openings are covered with landscaping fabric, it’s time to configure the look of your cinder block planters. You can build a compact planter system for a small home or a large one if there’s plenty of room to spare.
You can also paint the cinder blocks with your choice of color to make your planter system stand out, anything goes!
Step 3: Planting
Fill all the openings with plotting mix, plant the succulents and the planter system is complete!
Want to see how this unique planter system is done? Check out this instructional video: