DIY and Crafts

How to make a DIY planter box using left over tiles

Spotted a beautiful tile you’d love to use in your home? Or got some spares lying around? Turn them into an eye-catching planter or two in just a few easy steps

You will need:

  • 5 tiles per box – ours were 20cm square. (The 5th tile is the base so this doesn’t have to match the others)
  • Liquid Nails glue
  • Plants and potting mix

How to make:

  1. Run some Liquid Nails glue down the edge of 1 tile.
  2. Stick tile to the back edge of another tile to create a right angle (ensure any pattern is the right way up).
  3. Press and hold tiles together for a few seconds until glue firms.
  4. Repeat until you have made a box with 4 tiles.

  1. Run a small amount of Liquid Nails around the bottom edge of all 4 tiles.
  2. The fifth tile forms the base; carefully press and hold in position (doesn’t matter if the pattern side faces in or out). Leave overnight to set.

Fill your planter with potting mix and add a plant or simply place a potted plant inside.

Moonline Black & White, $99.50 per sqm, D’Segni Macro 4 Angolo, $109.50 per sqm, Block Black & White, $99.50 per sqm, all from Tile space.

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Created by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Wendy Fenwick.

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