She places 2 cinder blocks on her front steps. A few steps later? I LOVE this idea!

Are you ready for spring? I am! I couldn’t wait to get a few new things on my patio and decided to make these cute planters to spruce things up a bit. A little paint and some plants and your are ready to go.

Time: 1 Hours Cost: $10.00 Difficulty: Easy

 

 

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I started out with 2 cement blocks purchased at Lowes. I cleaned them up with a stiff bristle brush and then sprayed them with paint that was about the same color as the blocks themselves.

 

 

springtime concrete painted planter, concrete masonry, container gardening, crafts, gardening
 

I found this stencil at Lowes.com, but anything will work as long as it fits on the block. I cut out my pieces and then attached them using tape. Make sure your edges are down tightly.

 

 

springtime concrete painted planter, concrete masonry, container gardening, crafts, gardening
 

I spray painted the whole thing turquoise, using two coats of paint. I also did the sides and back.

 

 

springtime concrete painted planter, concrete masonry, container gardening, crafts, gardening
 

I had some number stencils, so I did my second block with our address.

 

 

springtime concrete painted planter, concrete masonry, container gardening, crafts, gardening
 

I carefully removed the paper stencils and then sprayed the whole thing with clear varnish. I added some plants and they were all done! You can see more on my blog at HomeontheCorner.com.

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