Springtime Concrete Painted Planter

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Are you ready for spring? I am! I couldn't wait to get a few new things on my patio and decided to make these cute planters to spruce things up a bit. A little paint and some plants and your are ready to go.
I started out with 2 cement blocks purchased at Lowes. I cleaned them up with a stiff bristle brush and then sprayed them with paint that was about the same color as the blocks themselves.
I found this stencil at Lowes.com, but anything will work as long as it fits on the block. I cut out my pieces and then attached them using tape. Make sure your edges are down tightly.
I spray painted the whole thing turquoise, using two coats of paint. I also did the sides and back.
I had some number stencils, so I did my second block with our address.
I carefully removed the paper stencils and then sprayed the whole thing with clear varnish. I added some plants and they were all done! You can see more on my blog at HomeontheCorner.com.
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3 of 37 questions
  • Terri
    on Mar 5, 2020

    What do u put on bottom of cedar block to prevent dirt from falling out? Thank u

    • Terri
      on Jun 6, 2020

      Thank I forgot I asked this question it’s been so long

  • Carol Ann Johns
    on May 5, 2020

    hOME OF Walmart?

  • Julie Schell
    on May 5, 2020

    What kind of plants can grow in cinder blocks I’ve had so many die.

    • Ellis
      on May 7, 2020

      Cinder blocks can make the soil alkaline (any cement planter can have that effect). Use plants that don't need acid soil, or use a plastic pot inside the cinder block for your plant.

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  • Beulah
    on May 5, 2020

    I am wondering what you did to keep the blocks looking like usually where you join them will show plus what keeps them from coming apart. Unless I missed that part

    • RC Leach
      on May 5, 2020

      I think they are used separately. That's the way she shows them

  • Joy30150932
    on May 6, 2020

    Cute idea!

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