I recently spotted and bookmarked this gorgeous, modern outdoor planter on Apartment Therapy — a wall built of cinder blocks with succulents planted throughout. A few days later, while my mom and I were sprucing up my yard, we moved some stuff around and decided to cover the ugly porch foundation with some old holey bricks stacked in the side yard. After arranging the bricks, we had the bright idea to fill in the holes with succulents! All we did to convert the bricks into planters was fill the holes 3/4 up with pea gravel for drainage, then added soil, and filled in with some precious lil’ ground cover succulents (like sedum). I’m quite pleased with the result — I may end up extending the wall depending on how these little guys fare though the winter. –Megan B.