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DIY Cement Tile Planter

I’m pretty obsessed with the cement tiles we put in our newish studio kitchen. And when we had a few leftover boxes of tile, we wanted to find another way to use them.  We finally landed on planter for all our jungalicious planties! I love the idea of having a planter that matches the floor tile. So much so that I’m thinking about making a long planter for my porch out of the leftover tile from that project. Since cement tile can be pretty pricey, this is also a fun way to bring cement tile into your home without spending a fortune especially if you’re renting or not trying to do a big remodeling project.

Here’s what you need…



  • Lay your tiles out and mock up your planter
    • Have your tiles facing out, even the bottom tiles, so you can see the pretty designs
    • We used 8 tiles to make up this planter, but you can make yours as long or as short as you want. You can make yours super long for a great bench planter! It’s up to you!
  • Apply a thin layer of 3m Ceramic Adhesive to the areas where the tiles will touch – but don’t have the tiles touch quite yet
    • Let the adhesive on the tiles dry completely

  • Apply a second coat of glue and start assembling your planter (while the second layer of glue is still wet)
  • Once all the tiles are lined up, hold them in place for about 30 seconds

  • Let everything dry for 24 hours so the adhesive cures
  • Voilà! Now you have a mighty fine planter!

  • Time to add some plants!
  • The cement tiles make this planter rather heavy, so we recommend that you keep your plants in their original pots before putting them into the planter so you can easily pop them out and water them without having to move the planter. Great for outdoor use!

Don’t have left over tile like we do? Here are some of our favorite cements tiles!

  1. Medina 8″ x 8″ Handmade Cement Tile in Multi-color
  2. Alhambra Handmade 8″ x 8″ Cement Field Tile in Blue/Beige
  3. Ahfir Orange and Black Handmade Moroccan 8 x 8 inch Cement and Granite Floor or Wall Tile (Case of 12)
  4. Midar Handmade 8″ x 8″ Cement Field Tile in Navy Blue/Off-White
  5. Diamond 8″ x 8″ Cement Field Tile in Green/White
  6. Oujda 8″ x 8″Handmade Cement Tile in Blue/White
  7. Granada Black and Brown Handmade Moroccan 8 x 8 inch Cement and Granite Floor or Wall Tile (Case of 12)
  8. Circulos A Cielo 7-7/8 in. x 7-7/8 in. Cement Handmade Floor and Wall Tile
  9. Tafraout 8″ x 8″ Handmade Cement Tile in Yellow/White

Time to decorate wild!

Crafting and photos by Justina Blakeney

Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

19 responses to “DIY Cement Tile Planter”

  1. Jo says:

    Fabulous! I can’t wait to try this! ✌🏽☺️💚

  2. Kelly René says:

    SO GOOD! Def will be making one of these beauties 😍🌿

  3. Kirsten says:

    Love this idea! I have a high box of tile leftover from the pool at our old house and have been looking for ways to use them. I’m definitely going to do this! Any other ideas?

  4. Shannon says:

    I love this idea! If I don’t have extra tile and want to purchase some for this purpose, how many square feet would be needed for one of a similar size to yours? Some of the tiles on Wayfair seem to go by square feet.

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      Hi Shannon! You’d need one box (they come in sets of 12 tiles if my memory serves me) or about 5 Sq. Ft. Hope this helps!

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  6. Staci girsch says:

    Just signed up for your blog and this is the first one read. Just a perfect idea for me and my extra tiles. I’m excited to read more.

  7. Lauren says:

    This is great! Why the two layers of glue? Also does it have to be cement tiles?

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  9. Felicia says:

    This is amazing! I definitely want to buy some tile and make this for some houseplants that are outgrowing their little pots. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Sofia says:

    Really original and beautiful!! 😍!

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  12. John Donovan says:

    This DIY planter is the perfect addition to any home, especially for indoor plants. The nice thing about this design is that you can easily modify it slightly so that it goes perfectly with your existing décor.

  13. Lovely ideas thanks for sharing

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  15. MarcusC says:

    Do you think this could be done to make a window box? If so, would it have enough structural support or would I need to adhere these to something like a plastic window box (assuming I can find one with straight sides)…

    Anyhow, love them!

    • Hey Marcus! I think you’d need some extra support, mostly because the tile is pretty heavy — and then once it gets soil and plants in it even more so! Maybe even some kind of metal frame would help structurally.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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