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

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concrete planters
Credit: Peter Krumhardt
  • Landscape block adhesive
  • 4 pavers for sides (size can vary to create a rectangle or square)
  • Paver(s) for bottoms (size may vary based on size of sides)

Here's What You Do:

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

cement blocks adhesive
Credit: Peter Krumhardt

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

pavers adhesive
Credit: Peter Krumhardt

3. Glue the bottom piece on using the same method as for the sides. However, leave a few gaps between the adhesive beads so excess water can drain.

4. Wait until glue dries completely, then add your favorite plants and enjoy!

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