While cinder blocks are used primarily for building a basement or foundation for a house, you can use them for a variety of other creative projects.
Whether you want to fix up your outdoor patio area with unique decorations, plant some flowers using out-of-the-box materials, or try another fun DIY project, cinder blocks allow you to make use of building materials in amazing new ways.
Check out these striking ways to use cinder blocks at home, inside and out.
Can’t find an entertainment center that’s quite right for your space? Make a customized one with cinder blocks. You’d spend hundreds paying for a customized one from a store.
Stack and scale cinder blocks to create a beautiful outdoor staircase. All it takes is a few inexpensive items from the home improvement store and a bit of elbow grease. No need to hire a professional!
Simple Outdoor Bench
Some cinder blocks, a few pieces of wood, and some pillows can come together to make an adorable, easy-to-make patio bench.
Create a fantasy garden in your very own home with cinder blocks. Check out this gorgeous cinder block rose garden. Who knew cinder blocks could be so beautiful?!
Have you been looking for a bedside table? Grab three cinder blocks and you’re done! And the best part? You only had to spend a few dollars instead of a few dozen!
Bed Foundation With Storage
Need a sturdy and firm bed frame? It doesn’t get firmer than using cinder blocks. Just lay them down and pop your mattress on top. Use glue rubber or felt to the bottom so it doesn’t scratch the floor, and paint them to match your decor.
Grab your friends and some marshmallows, and build yourself a cozy fire in this cinder block fire pit. Fill the cinder blocks with gravel so they don’t fall over.
Colorful Backyard Furniture
You can even paint your cinder blocks to add a pop of color to your backyard with some fancy furniture. All of your friends and family will want to hang out at your house this summer.
Futon with Cubbie Space
All you need is a cozy cushion and some cinder blocks to create this super cute piece in your home. Paint the blocks to match your room’s color scheme.
If you’re looking for a little bit more privacy, you can build a wall with cinder blocks. You can even lay some horizontally to add a planter.
Make any awesome book shelf with some plywood and two cinder blocks. The holes in the cinder blocks are a perfect spot to display books or another knick knacks.
You can even use the same method for building an outdoor wall to create a table with planters. There are so many neat ways you can stack the cinder blocks!
You can arrange cinder blocks in a way that creates a pyramid-shaped garden. Fill it with colorful flowers or succulents that are low-maintenance.
Make your backyard party central with this outdoor buffet that couldn’t be simpler to make. You can also lay gravel to create a makeshift outdoor patio space.
You always have enough seating for your family and friends with these cinder block benches. Use refurbished wood for a beautiful, rustic look.
Block Computer Desk
Building a desk couldn’t be easier with cinder blocks. Just lay something underneath it so it doesn’t scratch your floor. You can even paint your blocks a funky color.
Outdoor Dining Table
Make a functional outdoor dining table using cinder blocks and a large piece of thick wood, such as plywood. Plus, the cinder blocks won’t become weathered in the elements.
Cinder Block Fence
Building a fence can be extremely hard work. But not if you use cinder blocks. Just stack place 4x4s in the blocks’ holes. Makes for an easy DIY guardrail on your deck as well.
Cinder Block Bar
Have you always wanted an outdoor bar? Well, you can stop dreaming and start doing. All it takes is stacking a few cinder blocks and cutting a piece of wood or use pallets for the bar top. Get the details here.
Outdoor Planter Wall
There are so many different designs for turning cinder blocks into a garden wall. Just stack them in different ways. Then fill their holes with soil or gravel and plants.
Outdoor Lounge Couch
Beautiful outdoor furniture is just a few cinder blocks away. All you need to do is stack them. You can even add an outdoor cushion for comfort.
Cinder Block Birdhouse
Tired of your bird feeder getting knocked over by squirrels or the wind? Make one out of cinder blocks. Get the instructions here.
Cinder Block Vase
Use cinder blocks to create an inexpensive centerpiece or vase. Just fill the holes with flowers. They offer a really cool industrial look.
Patio Block Bench
Stack some cinder blocks and place wooden 4x4s through the top hole of the blocks. This will serve the benchtop. You can add a cushion for comfort if you’d like.