This DIY Activity Turns Big Blocks into Chic Outdoor Decor

By: Tana Makmanee - Published: Apr 26, 2013 • References: modernlywed
If you happen to have a few concrete blocks laying around and you're looking for a creative way to make use of it, then these upcycled concrete planters are a creative option for those inclined to be eco-friendly and sustainable.

Concrete blocks are often visually unappealing and sticks out like a sore thumb, but this DIY activity allows individuals to turn these plain objects into chic planters for your outdoor space. Simply take a few concrete blocks, place tape across it to form your desired design and then paint it with any colors you like. Use wire mesh to place under each block, and then fill them with stones at the bottom and potting soil. Finish off by inserting your preferred plants and you're done!

Featured on the blog 'Modernly Wed,' this DIY activity is a great way to make use of ordinary outdoor items and turn them into useful pieces of decor. Stats for Upcycled Concrete Planters Trending: Older & Popular
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