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.
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
So we had to get the ground level for this process. The area was dug out.
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
We used a 2 x 4 and a level for the area to make sure it would be flat.
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
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).
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
Stamped into place and measured again for leveling .
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
Laying of the stones.
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
This look was done with 3/4 of the stones.
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
I filled with perennials for a year around look ,this also makes my planter box cost worthy.
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
For my love of birds there are a few bird houses located through out our property.
how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
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
    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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