We're fans of any DIY that is simple, has great impact and uses supplies that are easily findable. So when we saw this great modern planter idea filled with easy to grow succulents we were intrigued. When we heard how simple it is to put together, especially in a small space like a back patio or deck, we were sold.
This bit of inspiration comes from Annette over at Pot-ted, a nursery and patioscaping company (and also one of our favorite shops for great plant containers, mid century outdoor furniture and succulents galore). When we were in the other day she showed us pictures of the planter she had just built. Here's how she did it:
"The wall was built with 12" cinder blocks (the kind you would use to build a column) and we used Liquid nails to hold them together because I didn't want grout lines and also it gave us more flexibility. In fact in order to make bottoms for the blocks that are sticking forward, we cut pieces of cinder block to fit the inside and then liquid nailed them in. We love liquid nails."
The planting is new and as it fills in and starts trailing, this baby is going to look even better. What we love about the use of cinder blocks is how many different iterations you could make depending on how much space you have. Also, they're really cheap and can be painted if you want to match them to your decor.
(Images: Julie Maigret)