Kelly B

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Kelly's loved art and design for as long as she can remember. She inherited the gene from her father and hasn't looked… read more

Comments - DIY Modern Concrete Planter

Leonard on Nov 18, 2017:

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.

Nancy on Mar 24, 2016:

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

PJ on May 09, 2015:

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)'s very affordable and long lasting.  Awesome idea!  I would have never thought of ....  I will make them today.  : )

John on Jul 05, 2014:

Awesome! I need heavy planters. Was planning on using 4x4 hardwood. Costs would probably get prohibitive????. Your idea is great. Could stain concrete and not worry about upkeep of wood.

Sue on Apr 28, 2014:

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.

Elaine on Nov 12, 2013:

About the bottom, I found the original tutorial at the Way Back Machine (internet archive) and it says "Apply adhesive along the upward-facing edges of the planter in a drop pattern rather than a solid bead. This will create small channels for drainage." So... there you go!

sue drew on Apr 05, 2013:

Used these as planters on ends of wooden bench. Then stained them to look like wood. Didn't use bottom as they sits on rocks and to make it easier if need to move. The wood bench boards sits atop edge of planter. Thanks for great idea!

Ladybug on Mar 17, 2013:


Tina on Mar 14, 2013:

What size are the pavers in the pictures w the plants in them.

Anonymous on Apr 04, 2012:

These are really neat. The bottom gets attached the same way as the sides.

janice on Mar 09, 2012:

Did you put a bottom paver on yours?

Cat on Feb 22, 2012:

How does the bottoms go on??

DesigningMom on Jun 20, 2011:

Wow, I really like these. Thanks for sharing Kelly.

Jaime from Design Milk on Jun 20, 2011:

So easy!

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