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DIY Modern Concrete Planter

by on Jun 20, 2011

The landscaping around my house – if you could even call it that – has been the aspect of my home I’m least proud of. And the reasoning is simple, my modern tastes can make things really expensive really fast. But with a little elbow grease, these DIY concrete planters just might be the start of something wonderful for my home’s curb appeal!All you need are a few pavers, landscape-block adhesive, and a little time. Wait 24 hours for everything to cure and you’re ready to move your new planters into place and fill them with dirt and greenery.

A person setting up four cement blocks together outside.

Depending on the size pavers you use to construct your planters, they can accommodate a variety of different plants and flowers. Check out the full tutorial over on DIY IDEAS. If you’d rather put your time towards something else, check out our roundup of 25 Awesome Modern Planters!

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  1. I really love this idea though I think I will spray the inside of the planter with a clear colorless paint so the alkalinity of the soil does not suffer from the concrete.

  2. Awesome! I need heavy planters. Was planning on using 4×4 hardwood. Costs would probably get prohibitive????. Your idea is great. Could stain concrete and not worry about upkeep of wood.

  3. Thank you so much for this great idea of using concrete pavers.  Plastic planters cost 30 and up ….but this one with 10 dollars (for the whole planter)…it’s very affordable and long lasting.  Awesome idea!  I would have never thought of ….  I will make them today.  : )

  4. What a great idea, plus they can be painted any color! I’m doing this this summer!

  5. I like your ideal for the planters, I have some planter or pedestal molds that work almost the same way. Whish you would try mine out and write a post about them. Great job on the article and thanks for taking the time to post it.