You know that feeling when you think of an idea that is amazing and might solve porch world problems? Well, I think I nailed it when I figured out how to add height to my urn planters. It may not be a world problem, but it might be on the minds of homeowners looking to beef up their Italian urn planters.

I was this close to upgrading to larger urn planters. With four weeks at home, I had endless minutes to think about my planters. They were not measuring up to the oversized front door and the steps leading to the front porch. The front door towers over everything on our petite front porch.


It turns out the solution to my petite planters was just outside my front door and was right in front of me for a few years.

Yep, my concrete square pavers I purchased at Lowe’s to add a temporary pathway from the driveway to the porch.



The paver size was and magically the identical size of the urn’s base. It’s like a DIY miracle. Each paver measured 11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″. It was a match made on the front porch.


  • cement pavers
  • paint to match the urn planters
  • water-based sealer

That’s it!

I sprayed a total of four pavers and sealed each side with a water-based sealer.

I started with one paver under each urn planter added a second paver to each urn and loved the additional height.

Two pavers, measuring 11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ added 3.5″ additional height to each planter.

That’s all it took to add a little more awesome to my planters.

And, if you were not looking for the pavers, you may not notice. The pavers blended into the urn’s base seamlessly.

How do I know? None of the guys in my family noticed the planters.

I am so happy with the results and more importantly, I didn’t toss my garage sale urns out for a new (taller) replacement.

What do you have in your house that might just need a few more inches or a little more something to give it a new purpose? Let me know in the comments! I basically gave my planters a new pair of pumps!

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  1. Does it work on people? I’ve always wished for a few more inches of height! 😉 Seriously this is such a great hack!

  2. What a great idea!!!! Love this!! I have the same black urns so I just may be borrowing this idea!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    1. HI Debbie! Thank you! Thank you for stopping by! Sending virtual hugs! laura

  3. What a great little tip to give planters so height! I think I may have to do that to a few of mine. Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a great idea for the planters. I have often wished my planters were higher. Can’t wait to try your idea!

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