Learn How To Make a Cement Block Garden Planter for your porch, balcony or as a décor piece, today.
Add as many layers of blocks or colorful flowers as you want to fit your style and aesthetic.
I have the FULL tutorial for you below.
BUT before that, I wanted to let you know this blog post is part of a monthly International Blogger Club challenge. This month is all about using cement as a component in our DIY or craft projects.
It’s so encouraging and inspiring to be a part of this talented group of bloggers from all over the world! From South Africa, to Australia, to Canada, to the US. It’s a great way to be a part of an International group of fabulous women.
NOW, on to my tutorial on How To Make a Cement Block Garden Planter.
What You Will Need:
1-Fine Tip Sharpie Permanent Marker
Masking or Painters Tape
I purchased my 6×8 inch and 6×16 inch blocks at Lowes for just a little less than $2 a piece.
The slots are just the right size to fit a 4 inch flower into.
I chose to stencil a pattern ton the front of the blocks that would add a Boho style to my cottage apartment back porch. The stencil is by FolkArt.
Using paint samples from HGTV Home/Sherman Williams in beach tones will add a Spring and Summer vibe to the porch-all year long.
For reference, the light green (almost yellow) tone is called: Wheat Grass. Blue is: Cooled Blue. The darker green is: Nurture Green. And the lavender is called: French Lilac
After taping the stencil to the cement block, it was time to get stenciling with the brushes and paint samples. I chose to do a semi Ombre’ effect. With lavender details.
Once the paint was dry, outlining the painted areas with the fine tipped Sharpie marker was the next step. This helped each color “pop”. Also creating another layer of interest to the cement blocks.
Once all the outlining was done, it was fun to add small dots of blue for a “flecked” effect.
Stacking the blocks on my porch wall was the next step.
I cut the plastic lining to fit each slot for drainage. And to keep the soil in place without it running underneath the cement blocks.
It was then time for planting the flowers. The potting soil was placed in the bottom of the plastic, then the flowers removed from their respective pots.
*As a side note: All the while I was working on this project the hummingbirds kept visiting me. I am pretty sure they drank more this afternoon than they had all week long. It was quite the treat!
This tutorial on How To Make a Cement Block Garden Planter turned out much better than I had expected or even planned.
As my neighbors walked by, I received compliment after compliment.
I hope you have enjoyed this DIY project for making your own Cement Block Garden Planters.
Don’t miss out and follow the links below from the International Blogger Club Cement projects below. They are quite incredible! Sit back with your favorite snack and enjoy each and every one.