11 Creative Ways to Use Cinder Blocks


Wondering what to make with cinder blocks besides a brick wall?  The heavy concrete blocks can be used for so many more things than outdoors.  You can build cinder block furniture, use as a bed frame, cinder block garden, storage, desk and you can even paint them!  

Creative Ways to Use Cinder Blocks

We’ve taken away all the guess work on how to ways to use cinder blocks with these incredible tutorials. For even more ways to decorate outdoors Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over over 80 tutorials.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

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Cinder Block Furniture

1.  Cinder Block Furniture ~ Create an entire outdoor set of outdoor furniture from cinder blocks that’s both inexpensive and weather resistant.  The set includes a couch, coffee table, side tables, and bookshelf.   

Cinder Block Desk

2.  Cinder Block Desk ~ Make a simple and inexpensive desk or table from four cinder blocks and a piece of wood.  Your local hardware store will even cut the wood to size for you.  {{wink}}

Cinder Block Bed Frame

3.  Cinder Block Bed Frame ~ Cinder blocks serve a dual purpose when used as a bed frame, holds your bed and stores shoes.  Genius!

Painting Cinder Block

DIY Concrete Vases

4.  DIY Concrete Vases ~ Transform a cinder block with a stencil and craft paint into a beautiful outdoor vase for under a $1. 

How to Create More Storage

5. How to Create More Storage ~ Lacking storage?  This simple trick will have you jumping for joy. Cinder blocks and a piece of wood are used to easily make a shelf for more storage and organization.  You can prime and spray paint cinder blocks for a more stylish look. 

Cinder Block Garden

Raised Bed Garden

6.  Raised Bed Garden ~ With a few or several cinder blocks you can create a raised bed garden.  The smaller holes are perfect for herbs.  

DIY Cinder Block Garden

7.  DIY Cinder Block Garden ~ Twelve cinder blocks, soil, plants and an hour of your time is all it takes to make this garden.  It can’t get any easier than that!

DIY Vertical Cinder Block Planter

8.  DIY Vertical Cinder Block Planter ~ Instead of the traditional low planter this vertical one was made going up.  Heavy duty construction adhesive holds the blocks together.

Concrete Block Planter

9.  Concrete Block Planter ~ Check out this super clever way to make a planter/bar out of cinder blocks!  A functional cool space to use in your outdoor space.  

DIY Outdoor Bench

DIY Outdoor Bench

10.  DIY Outdoor Bench ~ Create your own outdoor seating area with cinder blocks and 4×4 pieces of wood.  You can paint the cinder blocks to customize your seating area.

 DIY Outdoor Seating

11.  DIY Outdoor Seating ~ Learn how to make your own outdoor seating from a few cinder blocks, wood and seat cushions.  Paint the cinder blocks to match your home decor.  


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  1. I am on a budget, not handy with tools but want some simple outdoor furniture for an urban back cement pad/yard. I think I can easily do this and soften it with a seat cushion… I may become a cinder block queen!

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