Planters Made from Cinderblocks

Learn how to build multi-leveled planters using half-cinderblocks.
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Materials and Tools:

half-cinderblocks
exterior paint
potting soil
plants
pretty rocks or other ornamentation

Steps:

1. Decide what shape your final planter will take. In this project a simple stairstep design was used.

2. Paint your blocks, using two coats. Make sure you paint the inside of the blocks as well as the outside surfaces.

3. Build your planter. Set the lower-level blocks so their openings face to the front, with the top-level blocks opening upward.

4. Fill the top-opening blocks about 1/4 full with gravel, then add your potting soil and arrange your plants. Spread some more gravel on the surface of the soil around the plants. Water gently so you don't dislodge the gravel or soil.

5. Fill in the front-facing openings with rocks or other ornaments of your choice; in this project white-painted rocks are used in keeping with the planter's black-and-white theme.

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