Create a Concrete Paver Planter!

5 Materials
2 Hours

What do you do with 9- 18" square pavers left in your yard from the previous owner? Apparently there is actually a lot you can do BUT I decided to go with creating planters from these behemoths. Yeah, they're heavier than they look.

Here's what you'll need:

-4 pavers

-Cement Glue

-Exterior paint


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These pavers had been in the ground for a while. When I pulled them out of the ground they had bugs, moss and algae growing all over them. Gorgeous😬

These gems clearly needed a good scrubbing, so I enlisted help from my oldest. With a brush and soapy water he scrubbed 'em down, particularly where the pieces would be glued together.

Then they sat out for a couple hours to dry.

Glue time! I chose Gorilla Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive after comparing it with the other options at Home Depot. This just looked the best! I was also super excited to use the cool gun thingy.

I used my fancy gun and construction glue and applied the glue in a curvy motion on both sides of 2 pavers.

Then I quickly placed the other pavers against the glue and clamped them tightly to dry. This glue sets in 30 minutes which is awesome if you want to get your project done in 1 day.

I also added glue to the interior corners of the pavers to keep the sides together and water tight.

When they were dried and set in place, I painted them black, filled with dirt and some sweet flowers.

I really liked how these turned out. And good thing too because they're so freaking heavy, hurricane Irma couldn't move these suckers.

So unless you're Hulk, definitely put these together in the spot youre going to use them. Other than that, enjoy this easy and fun DIY!

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  • Salvannah Salvannah on Sep 11, 2022

    Wow very nice !!

    But pavers are very heavy so are they difficult to move or once you find a spot more or less is where it stays ??

  • Sable Sable on Sep 12, 2022

    Do you not have drainage for the flowers or are they sitting in a seperate pot?

  • Mar19103837 Mar19103837 on Sep 12, 2022

    What kind of paint did you use

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  • Mona Plunkett Mona Plunkett on May 09, 2024

    I love the idea, but I would advise against painting the planter black or a dark color. Here in Texas, if the pots are dark the plants suffer. The dark colors draw heat and the roots suffer because of it and then plants don't do well. I would suggest using light colors for the pot and decorate it with the darker colors. Looks good though and an excellent idea.

  • Kay Cloninger Kirby Kay Cloninger Kirby on May 09, 2024

    I love this idea 👍