We love cheap cinder blocks here at BargainBabe.com because they’re great for DIY projects! You may recall that BB redecorated her home on the cheap using the blocks a few years ago. So when I found this video from ThriftyFun on how to make your own cinder block planters, I couldn’t wait to share it with you.
This do it yourself project is not only fun, but easy to make!
You can get it done over the weekend in no time. All you need is cinder blocks, seeds or plants, and dirt. I love the rustic look, but you could also add a pop of color with paint. No need to spend money on the paint! Right now, Ace Hardware is giving away a free quart of paint. Check out our freebie post for more info and other awesome freebies! I’m planting herbs in my cinder block planters, but you can also plant succulents and flowers for a more decorative look.
What will you plant in your planter? What DIY projects are on your to do list?
This post came just in time! I’ve been thinking about how to plant a fresh crop of herbs on my back patio, and this should be the ideal answer! In fact, I have a couple of old cinder blocks lying around that I can experiment with. Thanks for sharing this great idea that (I think) even I can manage to do!
Yazmin Cruz says
@EllieD Great! Let me know how it turns out.