Make a Brick Succulent Planter/Candle Holder


Bricks, plants & candles are a trifecta in my book. How about yours? These little planters, as RM states, would be lovely used inside or out. Making them doesn’t require anything too fancy, just some patience and the following:

  • bricks
  • small to medium succulents
  • dirt
  • candle and holder
  • c-clamp
  • 1/2″-3/4″ masonry chisel
  • steel mallet or hammer
  • squirt bottle filled with water
  • drill
  • 2-2 1/2″ carbide hole cutter with mandrel bit
  • safety goggles

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Cow Poop Bricks

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There’s a company by the name of EcoFaeBrick that’s using cow poop to make bricks. The bricks will then be used to build homes in Indonesia, where ruminator dung is abundant. They claim the bricks are 20% lighter and 20% stronger than clay brick. For more information, follow this jump. That’s a lot of poop….

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