A husband and wife buy 200 cheap paving stones at Lowe’s, but instead of building a walkway they do THIS!

Last year there was a great sale on paving stones, priced at 5 for $1.00 at Lowes. So we purchased 200 of them. Months had passed and it finally came to me what we could do to utilize the inexpensive stones.

 

 

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So we had to get the ground level for this process. The area was dug out.

 

how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds

 

how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds

 
We used a 2 x 4 and a level for the area to make sure it would be flat.
 

how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds

 
To help keep stones from shifting we used paving base the full length of the box, 8 feet by 17 inches for a narrow box that was needed for the area.(Paving base 3 – 40 pound bags).
 

how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds

 
Stamped into place and measured again for leveling .
 

how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds

 
Laying of the stones.
 

how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds

 
This look was done with 3/4 of the stones.
 

how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds

 

how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds

 
I filled with perennials for a year around look ,this also makes my planter box cost worthy.
 

how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds

 
For my love of birds there are a few bird houses located through out our property.
 

how to make a paving stone planter box, concrete masonry, container gardening, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds

 
I just love how this came out next to my crafting cottage where I spend a lot of time enjoying nature!