Thursday, April 4, 2013

Stone PAVERS become stone PLANTERS

by Debra Anchors

Curated from Red Lotus Gardening
Spotted on Facebook is this great DIY idea.

You will need:

and, of course, your choice of  beautiful plants.

This project will provide you with the look of expensive planters for a fraction of the cost.  Then, find a moss recipe and "age" them!


What do you think? Is this project worth a try?















Note:  For convenience, I have embedded links into the text that will take you to the products used in this project.



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Until next time -
Debra

22 comments:

  1. wonderful idea, will try! thank you!

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  2. Never thought of this, but looks like a great idea! I have lots of extra brick-style pavers, this idea would work with them just as well. Trick is to make sure you get the right stuff to do the attachment, I imagine.

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  3. What did you use as the 'glue" Our store had tons of sealers, but I wasn't sure which to purchase.

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    1. Hi Deb - When I make one of these I will experiment with Quikrete© Vinyl Concrete Patch, which has worked well for me in other projects. Will you make one or two of these soon? If yes, I would love to receive a photo of your completed planter.

      Thank you for stopping in and for your question. Debra

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    2. Update to Deb Marciano: While researching online, I found an additional product, 'Henkel Landscape Block Adhesive". This one is in a tube (probably less messy and easier to apply). I will certainly try the Henkel product, based on the reviews I have read. -Debra

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    3. Wonderful idea! I love the look but never thought I would be able to afford them! Now that I have seen this......$170 bucks for the landscape block adhesive, I think I will have to find something else for the glue!!! Any other suggestions???

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    4. Hello, "Anonymous" - While researching online, I found an additional product, 'Henkel Landscape Block Adhesive". This one is in a tube (probably less messy and easier to apply). I will certainly try the Henkel product, based on the reviews I have read. -Debra

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    5. This is groovy! I am going to try this real soon & my 7 yo granddaughter who is very creative suggested adding some of the flat marbles.

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    6. Try "SIKABOND Construction Adhesive" - it is amazing stuff. $7-8 a tube. Be sure to wear gloves

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  4. Did you use more garden blocks on the bottom of the planter? I really would like to make a few of these for some additional veggies around my yard and garden.

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    1. Hello Shelly. Yes, an additional block is used on the bottom. Or, the bottom block can be left off if the planter will remain affixed in the garden where roots of a perennial or two can make themselves at home.

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    2. Thanks for answering me. I am going to do this project this weekend. I'm also going to add a coat of glow in the dark paint to the outside to give a great lighting effect in the evening.

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    3. Great idea, Shelly! Good luck with your project! -Debra

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  5. Thanks for your great idea...I´ll try it.

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  6. I have lots of stones... woo hoo.. cant wait

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  7. Brilliant hubby wants high raised beds and wood so expensive and this idea is brilliant we have loads of slabs,is it easy to find the cement adhesive.

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    1. Hello there! I am so happy you enjoyed this article. I have inserted a link to the adhesive product, within the above list of materials needed. The product is sold through Amazon. -Debra

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  8. My mrs wanted to buy a few of these planters. I'm gonna try do these over the weekend. Thanks :)

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  9. Great idea, I'm going to try it too. I'd also like to read your Gardens Inspired blog but seems I have to be invited? Is that possible?

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    1. Hello Andrea. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment; I am happy you are enjoying Upcycled Garden Style.

      Gardens Inspired is open to everyone without invitation; thank you for your interest. The GI website is down at the moment, but will be back up and running soon. Would you like me to send you an email when Gardens Inspired is back online? If so, please click on the 'About' tab above, and then contact me; I will be pleased to let you know!

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  10. If the pavers are 12 inch squares, what size paver do your use for the bottom of the planter which is 13 inch squared once finished?

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    1. If you want to have a bottom in your planter, either place the bottomless planter directly onto a planting site (and use the soil as the bottom of the planter for a permanent placement), or set the bottomless planter on top of another solid surface and then use planting pots inside the walls you have created. Please see the photograph.

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