Thursday, April 10, 2014

DIY Cement brick planters - ideas from Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival

Here's another Crafty Garden Girl favorite - container gardening and Disney!

It's that time of year again and I love the annual Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot in Orlando, Fla. The creative minds of the garden Imagineers are always fun to look at and discover throughout the park during spring. Here's one of the do it yourself planter ideas I saw that I wish we had more room to create at home but just because I can't do it, doesn't mean you can't. I took pictures of the concrete creation as well as instructions that were posted there. In eight simple, but not light steps, you too could put together a cool looking garden in one afternoon and build a small retaining wall for part or all of your backyard garden.

Here's the completed DIY cement brick wall planter. You could use concrete paint to add color if you wanted.

Here's steps 1-5 on how to make your own planter out of concrete blocks.
Here's the final steps 6, 7 and 8.

Let me know what you think and if you try it. Have fun in your garden!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, I will be giving it a try along an ugly retaining wall.

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    1. I forgot to ask you to post pictures when you were done, hopefully they came out great.

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  2. How do you keep the soil and plant from falling through? What's holding them?

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    1. Hi, if you look at steps 6 & 7 it explains to use "hardware cloth" or chicken wire, then put landscape fabric, also known as weed barrier to prevent the soil from going through. :)

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