Easy-to-Build DIY Concrete Bench Planter for Your Garden

Easy-to-Build DIY Concrete Bench Planter for Your Garden | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: OklahomaGardening via YouTube


If you think that something is missing in your garden but you can’t decide between a bench or a planter, then why not have both? Learn how to build your own bench planter using only some cinder blocks and a few boards with this video tutorial by OklahomaGardening on YouTube! This pretty garden decor is also a functional seat for when you want to just chill outdoors, and you can also easily decorate it with your favorite plants or flowers.



  • 2x6x8 foot long boards
  • 22 concrete blocks or more depending on the design that you want
  • Construction string line tool
  • Expanded metal
  • Landscape fabric
  • Metal flashing
  • Adhesive for concrete
  • Tape measure
  • Gloves


Step 1

Determine the area where you want to install the bench planter, then place 2 cinder blocks on each side spacing them apart however far you want, and use the construction string line and spirit level to make sure that they are installed evenly. Now, stack the rest of the cinder blocks as shown in the video or however you want, then make sure to check the level every now and then to keep them even.


Step 2

Place the board on top making sure that each end of the board sits nicely on the cinder blocks, then place more cinder blocks above each end to hold them securely in place, and proceed to cut the metal flashing the same size as the cinder block. Add some adhesive all over the top edges, then place the metal flashing, and press it down nicely.

How to Build DIY Concrete Bench Planter
Image credit: OklahomaGardening via YouTube

Step 3

Gently turn it over so that the metal sits at the bottom, then cut the expanded metal, and fold it to make some kind of basket before inserting it into the cinder block’s hole. Add some adhesive all around the sides to hold the metal in place, then cut the landscape fabric, and line the metal with it. Lastly, pour some soil inside, then transfer the plants, and you’re done!

Easy DIY Concrete Bench Planter Tutorial
Image credit: OklahomaGardening via YouTube


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Easy-to-Build DIY Concrete Bench Planter for Your Garden

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