Plants are subject to countless colors. Is not it a good idea to combine them with beautifully colored cinder block planters? Cinder blocks may not be looking attractive to you, yet it is possible to transform them into an eye-catching element like a cinder block bench. Painting cinder block planters is another DIY idea to vitalize the atmosphere even when all the flowers start to fade. Additionally, the cost is quite reasonable and they are easy to make!
DIY Painting Cinder Block Planters
– Cinder block planters (potting soil, cinder blocks, and plants)
– Landscaping fabrics
– Hot Glue
– Masking tape
– Acrylic or spray paints
2) Painting Process
The process is started with the same step whatever design you like to make on the blocks. Firstly measure out the bottom of the blocks and cut the landscaping fabric to fit the bottom of one side of each block. Glue the fabric on the bottom by using all-weather glue and let it dry. The process goes on with masking taping the parts that you do not want to paint on. When it is time to choosing the paint, we have options to choose among.
Spray paint is embraced by a large number of DIY lovers due to its convenience. If you like to prefer its convenience, remember to pick ones which are for outdoor use. In addition to spray paint, acrylic craft paint is highly recommended as well since it is a more durable material, UV and weather-resistant, and perfect for outdoor use. Consider that it will be easier with acrylic if you like to draw well-detailed figures or objects on the blocks.
3) Create Patterns on the Cinder Blocks
Another thrilling idea is to use stencils in order to create a variety of patterns on your blocks. The application is as simple as applying the paint by using a foam brush and stencils and giving it some time to dry. A recommendation of the experienced cinder block lovers is to be careful while removing the stencil. Also, it is better if you wait at least 24 hours to make sure that the paint is dry. Creating a variety of patterns is possible by using stencils from simple geometric shapes to ethnic African-inspired patterns. The design is completely up to your personal taste.
When you make sure that both the glue and the paint are dry, all that was left will be to add the soil and succulents. Even though cinder blocks are always combined with succulents, there is no such a rule and you can possibly add any other flower that looks attractive to you. The outcome work possibly ranges from geometrically patterned blocks to simply painted in one color blocks, or to an object with more detailed drawings. But whatever design you choose, will likely help your yard be a more picturesque place and have a refreshing ambiance.