You may have seen other cinder block planters circulating the internet. Well we decided to post a version ourselves, because they’re just… so, cool. We wanted to try one of our own, but do it a little different. So we went up! We made this DIY cinder block planter go vertical, and we did it in an afternoon. The cool thing about this project, is you can pretty much make it as big or small as you want.
We recommend you play with the design…which blocks go which way, how far you can go with weight and stability,etc… then take a photo of the completed idea. We did this right in the aisle at Home Depot, so we would know how many blocks to buy. Buy a couple extra for flexibility. We capped the bottom of the planter section with these metal flashing squares and some landscape adhesive. Here’s our DIY cinder block planter instructions
Before seeing these pictures, we assumed cinder blocks were best used for keeping that old beat up car without wheels off the ground. But now that we’ve seen these cinder block outdoor crafts, we have completely changed our minds! Often times you can find cinder blocks on local yard sale sites for super cheap. Considering wood and other building materials can be a lot more expensive, cinder blocks might be the best and most inexpensive way to update your backyard living space without breaking the bank.
Before seeing these pictures, I assumed cinder blocks were best used for keeping that old beat up car without wheels off the ground. But now that I’ve seen these cinder block outdoor crafts, I have completely changed my tune! Often times you can find cinder blocks on local yard sale sites for super cheap.
I’ve been advocating for growing your own veggies and herb for quite some time, so here’s another great way to do so if you’re keen on the idea. A raised cinder block garden really has so many benefits: the cinder blocks themselves are affordable you get to start off with fresh new soil that is fertile, full of nutrients and will help you in the fight against pesky weeds; the soil in the beds is loose, thus increasing growing efficiency; and you can contain and shape your garden jut the way you want to.
You just need to flatten out the area so that you have a level surface, lay out your cinder block in the shape you want, put out some flattened cardboard boxes along the bottom to help with moisture and weed prevention, and then layer on your soil. From there you’re good to go! Just make sure to read all the instructions on the plants you buy so that you know how much space they need in between each other.