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Boost Curb Appeal With These Tall Planters

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I've always wanted to have a pair of tall planters for my front porch but I couldn't justify the cost, given I have no budget for such non-essentials. Costco has a pair for $159 and Wayfair sells them for $70.99 each. Then it occurred to me that the side table project I did last year, could just as easily serve as a template for planters, too! So, off to the dollar store I went.

boost curb appeal with these tall planters

This time, I bought four of the largest plastic pots I could find in the same colour as my side table. They are 15-inches wide at the top and cost only $4 each.

If you want, you could always spray paint the pots a different colour before you put them together.

boost curb appeal with these tall planters

If the pots you're using don't have drainage holes, be sure to put some in before you glue them together. Then apply a generous amount of either silicone or a strong glue such as E6000 and fit the bottom of the pots together. Make sure you line them up so the drainage holes are aligned.

You'll end up with hour glass shaped planters.

boost curb appeal with these tall planters

That's all there is to it! Just fill with potting soil and plants and you're done! The finished planters stand 22-inches tall.

boost curb appeal with these tall planters

I think my tall planters look more stylish than the squared and all rounded ones I've seen and they're certainly a lot less expensive!

boost curb appeal with these tall planters

I'm very pleased with the way these turned out. It's nice to know it's easy to have the summer decor items you want without having to spend a lot.

Note: Because these planters are plastic, you'll want to empty them and store them in the garage over the winter to prevent breakage.

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  • Julie
    on Jun 21, 2019

    That looks like a pretty good idea. You could also store things under it that you wouldn't mind them getting "drained" on. Maybe use a hole saw to make a hole in each side and use it to store a small hose reel? You could just feed it in one side and out the other. Or other pots that you aren't using.

    • Marlene
      on Jun 21, 2019

      Sound like it might be an idea but you have to remember that the planter is top-heavy, so if you pull on the hose and it gets caught somehow, you could wind up tipping the whole thing over.

  • Rhiannonnicole
    on Jun 21, 2019

    Please tell me where you found such big, nice pots for only $4 ea!

    • Marlene
      on Jun 22, 2019

      I found these at a Canadian store called Dollarama. In the US try Family Dollar or Dollar General.

  • Connie S Hayes-Forte
    on Jun 25, 2019

    Good morning. Could you drill holes in the bottom flower pits and add string lights??? It's so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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