urban cinder block planter
On my recent visit to London, England while strolling down hip, off-the-beaten-tourist-path Marylebone High Street, this simple yet eye-catching modern planter gracing the storefront of TOAST, constructed of painted cinder block, caught my eye.
Straight-forward enough to make with some liquid nails, gravel, soil, some mesh or other blocking material for the open bottoms, and easy-to-care for succulents and ornamental grasses, this thrifty design would be at home in any urban garden. Here are a few other designs I found about the ‘net’, each taking a bit of a different twist on this usually utilitarian building material - integrating fencing, benches, water, or highlighting the graphic mortar lines. Certainly easy enough to tackle as an end-of-summer outdoor project.
(Source unknown – via Pinterest)
(Thrifty Fun – click through for DIY instructions)