How To Make A Paving Stone Planter Box !

Last year there was a great sale on paving stones, priced at 5 for $1.00 at Lowes. So we purchased 200 of them. Months had passed and it finally came to me what we could do to utilize the inexpensive stones.
So we had to get the ground level for this process. The area was dug out.
We used a 2 x 4 and a level for the area to make sure it would be flat.
To help keep stones from shifting we used paving base the full length of the box, 8 feet by 17 inches for a narrow box that was needed for the area.(Paving base 3 - 40 pound bags).
Stamped into place and measured again for leveling .
Laying of the stones.
This look was done with 3/4 of the stones.
I filled with perennials for a year around look ,this also makes my planter box cost worthy.
For my love of birds there are a few bird houses located through out our property.
I just love how this came out next to my crafting cottage where I spend a lot of time enjoying nature!
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  • Ellen
    on Apr 7, 2019

    Did you glue these into place?

    • Liz
      on Apr 7, 2019

      There is nothing in the materials list for adhesive. This is a dry stacked brick planter, held in place just by the weight of the pavers.

  • Jewels Williams
    on Apr 7, 2019

    What product did you use to keep the bricks in place?

    • Liz
      on Apr 7, 2019

      There is nothing in the materials list for adhesive. This is a dry stacked brick planter, held in place just by the weight of the pavers.

  • Brenda Gimbel
    on Apr 7, 2019

    Is that a portable Premier shed? We have 1 and I love this idea for around the outside of it! Thanks for sharing!

    -Brenda Lynn

    • Ana illausky
      on Apr 7, 2019

      Hi Brenda, we took basic plans and changed them to make my space with a higher roof line for storage, and a few feet wider. Also we made the door way to fit 1 door instead of double doors(like a shed), window added for natural light. Thanks

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  • Em
    on May 23, 2020

    I have a huge stack of bricks left from previous owner. Good way to use them up. Mine are cored (holes in the middle) so the uses are minimal. I can use whole bricks to the top level and still use my bricks up. Thanks for the idea.


  • Doreen Kennedy
    on May 24, 2020

    I love the new look. Your decorations are so cute. I especially like what you did with the thermometer. Now I know what I can do with my a Dollar Store thermometer.

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