How To Make Brick Succulent Planters

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Succulents are fun and easy to grow and you just need some cuttings to start your own garden.

These brick planters give a nice organic feel to our succulent garden and are relatively easy to make, although it’s kinda messy.

You need:
Bricks – preferably used and slightly beat up or damaged or you can go with very clean looking bricks
Drill
Carbide tipped masonry hole saw bit
Clamp
Succulent cuttings
Soil

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1. Clamp your brick securely to your table

 

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2. Setup your masonry hole saw

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3. Start drilling and use a water bottle and pour water as you drill to keep the brick cool and make for easy cutting

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4. Use a chisel or screwdriver and tap on the inner brick until it breaks away.

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5. Flip the brick around and start drilling again and repeat the process

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6. Enjoy your new brick succulent planters!

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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  • http://forums.redbana.com/member.php?u=44657 Julia Davis

    Many thanks for sharing this great post. I wish to visit again. Thanks for the compliment. Glad you liked it.

  • Michelle

    This is really interesting and challenging to make. It can also be used as a wall decoration.