I love recycling old materials into something new. A big collection of cement blocks got a new lease on life today. This cement blocks Plant Shelf project is the perfect way to show off a collection of plants and to add a focal point to a garden bed.
Tidy up your Plant Pots with This DIY Cement Blocks Plant Shelf.
One of my garden beds is getting a make over this year. (again!) Since I have a lot of succulents and cacti, I decided on a Southwest theme for the focal point. Mr problem is that I had no way to showcase the pots and didn’t want them all sitting on the ground. This is where a pile of old cement blocks that have been sitting in a corner of our back yard came into use.
And not to let left over cement go to waste, hubby filled a hole out near our mailbox with the pieces of cement. It gives something in the hole for dirt to fill in around and the dirt won’t settle when we add it. Waste not, want not as my grandmother used to say. (at least I won’t fall in that hole again on my way to get the mail!)
The footprint of this is about 4 1/2 feet x 3 feet, and I ended up using 18 full blocks and one half block to balance the end. All it needed was my planters (plus a few more from a trip to the garden center.)
And this is how it looks from the side angle (my favorite view because I can see my beautiful hostas behind it!)
Add in my wrought iron table, (affiliate link) a large Aloe Vera plant in a hexagonal planter, and my lounge chair and cushions and I have a lovely place to sit and dream!
Update on the planter: New photos: I renovated my whole garden bed in 2017 and remade my plant shelf stand into a cement blocks raised garden bed.