Breeze block planters are a great way to create a garden in a small space. They’re also good for gardens that already have beds, but want to add more planting options. Follow these guidelines to learn how to build a breeze block planter in two easy steps. Breeze block can be used for a variety of DIY projects from retaining walls and planters, to patio furniture and more. With the right tools and simple steps, you’ll have your very own breezy blocks planters in no time.
The best thing about breeze blocks is the versatility. They can easily be transformed from building blocks to garden tools in a matter of minutes. And when it comes to making planters, breeze blocks offer a great way to create long lasting and cost effective planters for your plants.
Do you find yourself wishing for planters with a little more style than the standard clay fare at your local garden center? Look no further than breeze block planters. These stunning cinder block planters are easy to make yourself and add a whole new dimension to your yard. I’m excited to show you how.
Buy the breeze block.
- Buy the right size breeze blocks.
- Buy the right number of blocks.
- Buy blocks with the right length and width (or height).
- Buy blocks that are the right color, thickness, density, etc.
Lay out the pattern that you want.
You can use any type of block, but the most common size is 4x8x16. If you’re going to be building several planters in a row, it’s best to start with a template and then make adjustments as necessary. Begin by laying out your pattern on some scrap wood or cardboard. Make sure that the surface is level and use a pencil to mark where each block will go. It’s important that all of your blocks are symmetrical so they look balanced when they’re together in rows (i.e., if one side has 3 blocks and another side has 4 blocks).
Build up one level at a time.
Let’s review the steps:
- Build up one level at a time. Start with a base layer, then add a second layer, and then repeat until you have the desired height. Make sure each layer is level by using your level to make sure each layer is level.
Attach the cap blocks and put in your plants.
To attach the cap blocks, first clean them of any dirt or debris and make sure they are level. Then, mix up a batch of concrete adhesive. Spread it onto each block using a trowel, making sure to cover all sides and edges of the block. Then place them on top of your planter in whatever configuration you want: straight across or diagonally across one another.
Once you’ve done that, use a level to make sure they are straight and even with each other (you may need more than one person for this step). Once they’re set, tap them gently into place with a hammer until they are firmly held in place by gravity alone (and no longer moving around).
Planters made from breeze blocks are easy to build and look great.
Building a breeze block planter is easy and inexpensive. You can find the blocks at home improvement stores, hardware stores, and even some gardening centers.
Breeze blocks are a great material to use because they’re:
- Easy to work with – breeze blocks are lightweight and easy to cut with a masonry saw or circular saw. They also come in multiple sizes so you can easily make an exact size that fits your space.
- Cheap – it’s possible to build a whole garden wall out of these blocks for less than $100!
TIP: If you want an extra-large planter, but don’t have enough money for large regular ones (which cost around $6 per linear foot), consider buying used ones online (Craigslist). You may find someone selling some old ones from their yard at low cost.
Planters made from breeze blocks are a great way to add some style and class to your garden. Following these steps will guide you through the process of creating a planter that is truly your own. I hope that this article has given you some insight into how to build them on your own, but if not I encourage you to check out our other articles.