It’s easy to create this simple concrete block planter – perfect for herbs or strawberries.
Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 40
Difficulty level: Easy
You will need:
To get the look: Mark painted the wooden garden edging with Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Cherrywood.
How to make a concrete block planter
Clean the concrete blocks thoroughly with a stiff-bristled brush.
Apply one coat of Resene Concrete Primer
to all sides and edges of the concrete blocks and allow to dry. This will seal the block so that water will not come through and damage the paint finish.
Apply two coats of Resene Alabaster
to the sides of one of the single concrete blocks and the top edges of the other two concrete blocks. Allow paint to dry.
Mask off 20mm strips around the top of each concrete block, as shown.
Paint along the edge of the masking tape with Resene Alabaster
, as shown. This will help to prevent the second colour from bleeding through. Allow paint to dry.
Paint the top of the first single concrete block and the sides of the two other two concrete blocks with two coats of Resene Glorious
. Allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Carefully remove the masking tape.
Stack the concrete blocks in a triangular pattern, as shown.