DIY Paver Planter with Home Depot

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I’m so excited that spring is finally here! It’s time to start thinking about planting flowers and gardens.
So it was time to try my hand at building my own planter.

This Planter Paver is a project from the Do It Herself nights at Home Depot. Do-It-Herself Workshops are held monthly at all The Home Depot store locations and empower women with the skills and knowledge to take their home improvement project plans from dreams to done.

Paver Planter Box
I was able to make this one at home with the help of my dad and daughter.

Helpers

You only need a few materials to make the paver planter. You first start with some 2×2’s, cut them with a circular saw.

cutting wood

The original plans didn’t have the short piece at the top of the planter. I liked the look of a top piece so I added them. Because of this I had to cut more pieces and cut my leg pieces 18 inches long instead of 16 inches.

Cut wood

After all your pieces are cut you start to put your planter together. You will use exterior screws to put the leg pieces and sides together. Use a clamp or bungee cord to keep everything steady and together.

Then you are going to slide your pavers into their space. Use some construction adhesive to the wood before you add your paver stones. Be sparing with the adhesive, trust me a little goes a long way, you don’t want a mess of construction adhesive to clean.

Building a Planter

After you get your planter put together you will sand all the rough parts of the planter.

Sand the Edges

Then I painted all the wood.  It’s almost ready for plants.  Before you add any dirt to your planter do yourself a favor and move it to where you want it to stay.  Trust me when I tell you it’s a very heavy planter.

Before you add your dirt you will put some landscaping fabric in the bottom of the planter.  The easiest way to do this is to crisscross the fabric over the planter then push it inside the planter.

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Planter Close

Clear your calendar and grab your girlfriends the third Thursday of each month for The Home Depot’s DIH Workshop. This interactive, hands-on workshop is a great opportunity to fine tune your DIY skills and pick up tips and advice from the pros for all of your home improvement projects. Want to learn more? Register online today to attend this month’s workshop.

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Comments

  1. I love the white frame you put around yours – gorgeous! I made mine a little stubbier 😀
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  2. I love this idea Kadie!

  3. What a great idea for an economical planter!

  4. I love these planters!! So excited to go to Home Depot and learn how to make one!!

  5. sunandhurricane says:

    Great project and perfect for the porch this Summer! I hadn’t thought about using pavers in that way before!

  6. I pinned this a day or two ago and think it is such a great idea ! Love it !

  7. This is so cool! I’m so impressed with all the work that went into it. So much fun and great for summer. Next year when we have a house, I’ll definitely had to try this out. Very exciting!

  8. My fiance made me two similar planter boxes for my herbs and veggies!! I am totally loving them!!

  9. Nice work! Before I read all the way through the post I was thinking, “I bet that is SO heavy!” :)

  10. We’ll be doing some landscaping in our backyard this Summer – these planters would be the perfect accent!

  11. I could make this! I am crazy about Home Depot Do-It-Herself! It’s very empowering!

  12. I love this! I am so excited for gardening this year!

  13. I love this! We don’t have a backyard (oh the joys of apartment living) but I’ll bet it would look great on our balcony. I might have to send this one to my hubby. I’m no longer allowed near sharp objects!

    Thanks for sharing!

  14. creativesouthernhome says:

    What a great project. I looks great!

  15. What a great idea for a planter! Love it!

  16. I love this, it is so cute! I could use a few of these in my backyard!

  17. I love this idea and thanks for sharing ; very creative indeed!

  18. I love how nice this turned out! I great way to customize the front yard!

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