For the Kid in All of Us: DIY LEGO Planter

What’s better than getting a homemade gift for Mother’s Day? Actually making that homemade gift with your kids!
Whether you’re looking for a great project to do with your kids or just love to nerd out during craft time, this DIY LEGO planter is too fun not to share!
Here’s what you’ll need:
LEGO bricks
LEGO baseplate
Flowers of your choice
Potting soil
Power drill and nail
First things first, cut your LEGO baseplate to dimensions you want your planter to be. The standard LEGO baseplate is 10 inch by 10 inch, but you can easily cut this with scissors to make a recctangle or several squares.
Next, if you’re planting flowers that need soil holes at the bottom so they can drain (most plants need this except for some succulents), you’ll need to drill small holes in the LEGO baseplate before you begin. Carefully drill one hole for every four inches on your baseplate.
Once you’ve created your drainage holes, grab your baseplate and start constructing the bottom row with your LEGO pieces.
As you’re stacking your LEGOs, overlap them so that the ends never completely line up (picture how a brick wall looks). This will help secure your LEGO planter’s structure.
Once you’re happy with the height and shape of your LEGO planter, fill it with potting soil. Carefully rinse the inside of your planter under the sink to dampen it, and then add a little potting soil to the bottom. Make sure to create some extra room for your flowers.
In the hollow space you’ve just created, place in your flowers. Gently tap down the dirt to secure them and make sure the top is flat. For the best results, be sure to follow your flower’s potting, lighting and watering instructions. Pro Tip: If you're planting any herbs (we chose basil) you can easily label your plants by writing on a piece of clear tape and adding it to a LEGO piece. Enjoy!

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  • BrightNest
    on May 8, 2014

    Thanks all! Let us know how your projects turn out.

  • Denise Newman Cuevas
    on May 18, 2020

    My son outgrew his Legos years ago but I could not throw them out. I am definitely going to do this project for herbs! Great recycling project.

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