Easy 4-Step DIY Paver Planter Box

Skip the store-bought concrete containers and instead make your own with this easy project.

Create your own concrete planter with this easy DIY project.

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Materials You'll Need:

  • Landscape block adhesive (Loctite or similar brand)
  • 4 pavers for sides (size can vary based on desired shape and capacity)
  • Paver(s) for bottoms (number needed can vary based on planter size)


1. Put pavers together without adhesive to make sure the size and shape are what you want.

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2. Use landscape block adhesive to attach pavers. Run a thin bead of adhesive along the edges, press pavers together, then let sit undisturbed for 24 hours. Clamps shouldn't be needed.

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3. Once the main planter form has set, glue a paver onto the bottom using landscape block adhesive. This time, instead of using a line of adhesive around each edge, leave a few gaps between the adhesive beads so excess water can drain through the base.

4. Allow the glue to dry completely (at least 24 hours), then add your favorite plants and enjoy!

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