Large cement planters make for great, modern outdoor style. However, as a DIY option, they take a lot of cement, and building the forms is no small task. When I saw these smaller, solid cinder blocks available at Menards for only $1.09, I decided to give this simple technique a shot. We’re thrilled with the results.
This is the area we wanted to upgrade. We’d recently added an awning to our front stoop and pulled out our old, wood planter. The 4×4 awning supports left a bit of an eyesore we’ll be building the planter around.
Tools and Materials
- pea gravel
- cinder blocks
- mason chisel
- landscape adhesive
- concrete polyurethane sealant
- rail planters