20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden

Greetings from i Creative Ideas! Concrete, cement, and cinder blocks are large rectangular bricks commonly used in constructions. They are also inexpensive and reliable materials for many home and garden DIY projects. With some creativity and time, you can repurpose these smart blocks into practical furniture or decorative pieces at home or in your garden. Here at i Creative Ideas, we have come up with a rounded up more than 20 creative uses of concrete blocks or cinder blocks in our home and garden. Some of them are actual DIY projects and come with full tutorials. Others are just ideas for you. From indoor furniture, outdoor furniture to garden planters, we hope they will be inspirational to you and get you started on your next concrete block project. Let’s check out all these creative ideas!

1.  Concrete Block Garden Bench

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Concrete Block Garden Bench

This is a very affordable outdoor bench that costs only $30 to build. What a creative idea to make extra seating in the garden! (photo credit: Better Home and Gardens)

2.  A sofa bed made with 42 white concrete blocks

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> A sofa bed made with 42 white concrete blocks

This one is inspired by the first photo and made for indoor use. I like the extra storage space in the hollow blocks where you can place shoes. Also the colorful cushions match the wall paper so well. Looks really cozy! (photo credit: Claudio P. Aguiar)

3. Concrete Block Vertical Planters

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Concrete Block Vertical Planters

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Concrete Block Vertical Planters

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Concrete Block Vertical Planters

This is a smart and inexpensive way to add wall planter feature to your backyard. I like the different varieties of succulents. (photo credits: Apartment Therapy, Apartment TherapyUrban Gardens)

4. Concrete block outdoor stairs

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Concrete block outdoor stairs

What a creative idea to use concrete blocks for steps! (photo credit: Vizimac)

5. Cinder block bookshelf

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Cinder block bookshelf

Stack the concrete blocks and two wood planks and you’ll have a nice bookshelf. (photo credit: New Zealand Design Blog)

6. Cinder block garden furniture set

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Cinder block garden furniture set

Use cinder blocks to build garden furniture set for outdoor BBQ parties. I love the coffee table. (photo credit: Ispaci)

7. DIY Cinder Block Outdoor Bench

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> DIY Cinder Block Outdoor Bench

This fun outdoor bench is also inspired by the first photo. You will need 12 blocks and 4 pieces of lumber to slip in the openings of the blocks. It is an easy DIY that you can finish in one hour. (tutorial: Kayla’s Basement)

8. A nice entertainment center

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> A nice entertainment center

The entertainment center is made of cement blocks and black melamine shelves. You can take advantage of the holes of the cement blocks to store CDs, DVDs and books. (photo credit: Parka Avenue)

9. Affordable Outdoor Kitchen

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Affordable Outdoor Kitchen

Reuse or repurpose old materials such as concrete blocks and leftover wood to build this gorgeous outdoor kitchen. (photo credit: Better Homes and Gardens)

10. DIY Cinder Block Bench

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> DIY Cinder Block Bench

This is another DIY outdoor bench that’s inspired by No. 7. (tutorial: Fab Everyday)

11. Concrete block fire pit

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Concrete block fire pit

You can build an easy, affordable and functional fire pit from concrete blocks. Isn’t that cool? (tutorial: Must Add Fabric Softener)

12. Concrete block nightstand

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Concrete block nightstand

This nightstand looks cute and fits a small apartment with limited space. (photo credit: Dwell)

13. Modern Grassy Centerpieces in Cinder Blocks

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Modern Grassy Centerpieces in Cinder Blocks

This is an easy and affordable way to create nice centerpieces using cinder blocks as the planters. (tutorial: Design Sponge)

14. Cinder block bed risers

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Cinder block bed risers

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Cinder block bed risers

You can use cinder blocks to raise the bed and take advantage of the extra storage space for things like shoes and other small items. (photo credit: Design Sponge, Design Sponge)

15. DIY Cinder Block Rocket Stove

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> DIY Cinder Block Rocket Stove

Here’s a quick and easy way to make your own rocket stove with just four cinder blocks. (video tutorial: YouTube)

16. DIY Cinder Block Vases

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> DIY Cinder Block Vases

Paint the cinder blocks in plaid stencils and transform them into beautiful vases for your patio. (tutorial: Design Improvised)

17. DIY Outdoor Seating

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> DIY Outdoor Seating

This is another DIY cinder block outdoor bench. The cinder blocks are painted blue to add a colorful touch. (tutorial: Lena Sekine)

18. Cinder block centerpieces

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Cinder block centerpieces

This beautiful cinder block centerpiece is great for a rustic outdoor wedding. (tutorial: Yes Please)

19. Cinder block platform bed

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Cinder block platform bed

(photo credit: Designtripper)

20. Cinder Block Planters and Outdoor Bar

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Cinder Block Planters and Outdoor Bar

Add a solid wood top to the cinder block planters to make an outdoor bar. (tutorial: Design Sponge)

21. Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed

If you are thinking about adding a raised bed to your garden, using cinder blocks is a good choice because they are quick and easy to install, and less expensive. (photo credit: I Save A to ZSavvy Gardening, Vintage Kids Modern World)

22. Cinder Block Birdhouse

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Cinder Block Birdhouse

Turn a cinder block into a birdhouse! It’s such a fun and cool idea. Kids will love it. (tutotial: Lowes)

23. Cinder Block Compost Bin

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Cinder Block Compost Bin

Use cinder blocks to build a compost bin. (tutorial: Cara Corey)

24. Concrete Block Patio Furniture

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Concrete Block Patio Furniture

Here is a complete concrete block patio furniture set with a fire pit, armchairs and a bench. (tutorial: B Organic)

25. $3 Cinder Block Grill

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> $3 Cinder Block Grill

Need a grill immediately? Use cinder blocks instead and make delicious kabobs. It costs only $3! (tutorial: The Little Kitchen That Could)

26. Cinder Block Decorative Tower

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Cinder Block Decorative Tower

Paint the cinder blocks and stack them to build a cool totem sculpture to decorate your home and garden. It looks really cool! (photo credit: Flickr)

27. DIY Stackable Cinder Block Sculptures

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> DIY Stackable Cinder Block Sculptures

Place tealight candles in this stunning cinder block sculpture and light up your garden. Beautiful! (tutorial: The Horticult)

28. Cinder Block Bookshelves

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Cinder Block Bookshelves

Cinder blocks are great for building bookshelves. Easy, sturdy and affordable! (photo credit: Mindful of Beauty)

29. DIY Cinder Block Table

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> DIY Cinder Block Table

This cinder block table is very easy to make and only requires four blocks and a wooden board. (tutorial: The Merry Thought)

30. DIY Concrete Block Planters

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> DIY Concrete Block Planters

Use concrete block planters to decorate your staircase. (tutorial: Remodelista)

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