How to Make a Paver Planter

1-2 hours

Making a paver planter is a fun and easy way to add beauty to your patio.

Make a Paver Planter

Save money while adding a unique touch to your outdoor space by building your own paver planter. It’s an easy DIY project that only requires a few basic tools and materials, and a little effort.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT

1
CUT THE FRAME
Cut the frame - How Make Paver Planter

Cut the 2’ x 2’s into four pieces of 16” and eight pieces of 12”.

2
SAND AND STAIN
Sand and stain - How Make Paver Planter

• Use sandpaper to sand the entire frame.
• Apply the stain and polyurethane finish to the wood and let it dry.

3
CONNECT THE FRAME
Connect the frame - How Make Paver Planter

• Pre-drill and countersink the 2’ x 2’ pieces together, with the 16” pieces forming the legs, and the 12” pieces forming the support between the legs.
• Apply wood glue.
• Screw in the 12” support pieces 12” down the legs and allow the pavers to be flush around the entire top.
• Grab remaining four 12 inch 2’ x 2’s, pre-drill, add wood glue, and space them evenly across the bottom.
• Screw them into the frame.

4
SECURE PAVERS
Secure pavers - How Make Paver Planter

• Place a thick bead of adhesive along the inside edges of the frame.
• Gently place each paver into place and avoid getting adhesive on the front of the pavers or on the outer wood frame.
• Wrap bungee cords around the planter while the adhesive is drying.
• Let the adhesive set overnight to get a strong bond.

5
PLANT
Plant - How Make Paver Planter

• Remove the bungees.
• Line the planter with landscape fabric.
• Add planting soil.
• Start planting.