DIY Planter Box with Geometric Patterns

Let your creativity take shape with this simple-yet-stylish DIY planter. Using paving stones and paint, you can create a container garden with an artistic twist.

Skill Level: Beginner
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  1. Step 1 Gather Materials

    Gather Materials

    Gather all materials. If you wish to create multiple planters, you will need 5 pavers for each. Lay down cardboard or old sheets to protect your working surface. An outdoor working location is recommended.

  2. Step 2 Glue Side Pavers Together

    Glue Side Pavers Together

    Apply a line of block adhesive to one side of the first paver and press it to one inside edge of the second paver to create 90-degree angle. Repeat with the two other side-pavers to create a perfect square. Ensure all edges are flush and pressed firmly in place.

  3. Step 3 Glue Bottom Paver to Sides

    Glue Bottom Paver to Sides

    Apply caulking all around the top of the side-pavers, and carefully place the bottom paver on. Wipe away any excess caulking.

  4. Step 4 Let Dry 24 Hours

    Let Dry 24 Hours

    Allow to dry for at least 24 hours.

  5. Step 5 Sand Outside Smooth

    Sand Outside Smooth

    Using an orbital sander, sand the outside of the planter smooth.

  6. Step 6 Outline Shapes With Tape

    Outline Shapes With Tape

    Carefully flip the planter right-side up. Use pieces of painter’s tape to outline the shapes and designs that you want your finished planter to have. Tape-off any areas you don’t wish to get paint on.

  7. Step 7 Paint and Let Dry

    Paint and Let Dry

    Paint the non-taped areas and let dry.

  8. Step 8 Remove Tape

    Remove Tape

    Peel off the tape.

  9. Step 9 Plant Shrubs

    Plant Shrubs

    Plant shrubs or large plants and place around your patio or door to create a welcoming entryway.

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