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Make Fun DIY Cinder Block Garden Planters Under $5!

Easily update Cinder Blocks with metallic paint and designs of your choice for a fun, inexpensive planter option!

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With Summer quickly approaching, we all want to get our outdoor spaces ready for entertaining.

I’m thrilled to be participating in a fun Outdoor DIY Challenge hosted by the super talented Remodelaholic.

So not only am I showing you how to Make Fun DIY Cinder Block Garden Planters Under $5, but there are 12 other bloggers sharing tutorials for their outdoor projects.

You will definitely want to check them out at the links below and you can also link up your outdoor projects at Remodelaholic here.

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Let’s be honest, cinder blocks are not pretty.  But they definitely can be with a little paint and a stencil, or even a free hand design.

When I was picking up quick dry cement for another project, I saw these small cinder blocks on the shelf and immediately went to check them out.

They were $1.15 a piece! I thought they would be perfect to place on either side of the front door with plants, so into the cart they went!

Let me show you how easy these are to update.

Make Fun DIY Cinder Block Garden Planters Under $5! Our Crafty Mom #cinderblocks #decoart #metallicpaint #diyplanter #outdoordiychallenge @remodelaholic

Make Fun DIY Cinder Block Garden Planters Under $5!

Supplies

I started by wiping off as much dust as possible from the cinder blocks. Then I decided to try using painters tape to create a design on one side.

Make Fun DIY Cinder Block Garden Planters Under $5! Our Crafty Mom #cinderblocks #decoart #metallicpaint #diyplanter #outdoordiychallenge @remodelaholic

I used metallic, white and a bright red/orange for a pop of color and also to go with the flowers I bought.

Make Fun DIY Cinder Block Garden Planters Under $5! Our Crafty Mom #cinderblocks #decoart #metallicpaint #diyplanter #outdoordiychallenge @remodelaholic

Make Fun DIY Cinder Block Garden Planters Under $5! Our Crafty Mom #cinderblocks #decoart #metallicpaint #diyplanter #outdoordiychallenge @remodelaholic

I decided to paint each side differently so I could turn them around based upon my mood.

Two sides are a solid copper metallic and the other side is metallic and white striped.

Make Fun DIY Cinder Block Garden Planters Under $5! Our Crafty Mom #cinderblocks #decoart #metallicpaint #diyplanter #outdoordiychallenge @remodelaholic

If you search on Pinterest there are so many cool designs and this is actually a fun project you could do with the kiddos over the Summer.

These gorgeous ranunculus were also purchased at Lowe’s and I just love the color!

Make Fun DIY Cinder Block Garden Planters Under $5! Our Crafty Mom #cinderblocks #decoart #metallicpaint #diyplanter #outdoordiychallenge @remodelaholic

Make Fun DIY Cinder Block Garden Planters Under $5! Our Crafty Mom #cinderblocks #decoart #metallicpaint #diyplanter #outdoordiychallenge @remodelaholic

 

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Make Fun DIY Cinder Block Garden Planters Under $5! Our Crafty Mom #cinderblocks #decoart #metallicpaint #diyplanter #outdoordiychallenge @remodelaholic

You will definitely want to check out all the other Outdoor DIY Projects. I have already seen them and they are beautiful! Enjoy!

Get Out! Outdoor DIY Projects

Make Fun DIY Cinder Block Garden Planters Under $5! Our Crafty Mom #cinderblocks #decoart #metallicpaint #diyplanter #outdoordiychallenge @remodelaholic

 

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Wooden Welcome Sign Wreath | Lemon Thistle
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DIY Washer Toss Game | Everyday Party Magazine
How to Build a Gazebo (from a Kit) | The Palette Muse
DIY Solar Walkway Lights | Toolbox Divas
Tiered Vertical Planter Garden | Creative Ramblings
Simple DIY Tricks for a Covered Porch | Ugly Duckling House
Funny DIY No Soliciting Sign | Leap of Faith Crafting
Easy Cinder Block Garden Planters | Our Crafty Mom
Bistro Set Makeover | Practical & Pretty

 

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Maria

Thursday 14th of May 2020

I like the simplicity in this. Makes it look very welcoming!

Madison @ Fish Spark

Sunday 5th of April 2020

Hi Michelle, These are some fun simple projects to do. i have some cinder block in the basement. Great time to do something with the family.

Marko @ Garden To Patio

Saturday 7th of March 2020

Super easy and Fun! Great summer project for my kids. Thanks for sharing.

Ryan @ Sprayer Advisor

Tuesday 4th of February 2020

Cool idea! Love the color of your door. Thanks for sharing.

Hannah @ Own The Yard

Thursday 24th of January 2019

I must say you are an incredible writer. Gardening is my hobby; I always try to make my garden beautiful. Here I found very helpful tips to make my garden awesome and stunning. Please keep sharing such more tips.

ourcraftymom

Friday 25th of January 2019

Thanks for your kind words!