concrete edging

I love concrete in the garden. It’s such an organic material that blends well with nature, yet it holds up over time, and only improves it’s looks with age. It’s inexpensive, and can be bought in ready made forms, or created by mixing with water and other organic elements. Grow a little moss on it, and you will have me swooning…  So given a choice, if I can’t have a natural element such as stone or wood…give me concrete! Here are our fav DIY concrete garden projects gathered from around the web. Our featured project, above – Give you garden structure with this DIY concrete edging project.

And of course, we have our very own DIY concrete globes project from last season… Anyone tried this yet?

diy concrete garden globes


Upcycled Garden Style created these outdoor planters from concrete pavers and caulking adhesive. These are so simple, they’re brilliant! Can’t wait to try this out! Remember to check out the caulking you use and make sure its warm enough outside for it to harden and cure.

Stone pavers to stone planters


Martha tells us how to use the age old technique of hypertufa to create cool planters that make great garden accents.



The Hunted Interior has a great tutorial on how she made this cinder block planter… hers also happened to be an outdoor bar as well! You gotta check out this  project…



These modern grassy planters are awesome… learn to create them here.



Check out these great DIY concrete fire columns from In My Own Style that are a Restoration Hardware dupe… complete with all the how-to’s!



And finally, Man Made DIY teaches us how to make this amazing DIY concrete fire pit! Love the clean look that would work in any space…

DIY concrete garden projects

Make some DIY concrete garden projects and let us know how they turn out, and please share your ideas in the comments!

Image Credits: Home Is Where They Love You, Upcycled Garden, Martha, The Hunted Interior, Design Sponge, In My Own Style, Man Made DIY

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  1. Mike Hall September 14, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Great ideas as usual! We have a landscaping company and am always looking for simple & unique ideas like this!

  2. Dee February 18, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I am going to try the concrete paver planters! But I will add mosaic tile designs to the exterior walls to dress them up or stain designs into the concrete and/or paint them, etc. I also think if you put another paver on top and cap it you can use them to elevate your garden statues!!! Maybe adding some kind of edging (2″ H stones or concrete blocks cut into small squares and glued down) to outline the base of the statues to give them added stability if it is windy, or drill a hole in the center and put a long metal bolt or rebar rod in the hole, glue it into place, drill a hole in the bottom of your statue and place it over the bolt/rebar to secure it into place, but keeping it removable so you can take them in for the winter!

  3. Renée Towater October 18, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    How were you able to separate the cynderblocks? I DON’T have an electronic saw. Thanks, Renée

    1. Kathy Woodard October 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      Cinderblocks come in little single square sections as well, there is no cutting necessary! Hope that helped!

  4. Roland LENTZ April 27, 2016 at 5:11 am

    magnifique ,très bien fait

  5. Alaknanda Thakur June 16, 2014 at 4:08 am

    I made concrete stepping stones for my garden they look so nice ,I used silicon cake making moulds and it became easy to remove from the moulds


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