Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil
Got some extra items left over from your last remodel? Here are some amazing DIY cinder block projects for your backyard, garden and patio to try.
Cinder blocks are useful when creating walls and rebuilding parts of your home. But, if unused, their size and weight can take up a lot of space.
So, why not put them to good use.
You’ll be surprised to see how many different creative ideas you can make with these simple blocks.
DIY Cinder Block Projects for Your Backyard and Patio
Cinder Block Vertical Garden
This is a lovely vertical garden you can make from cinder blocks that takes up only a small amount of space. All you need is a corner in your garden, which is often a spot that is left untouched.
The best part of about this DIY idea is that anybody can make it. Plus, you get to decide what plants to grow there.
Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed
Cinder blocks are perfect for making raised garden beds because of you can easily make a border by laying them standing up to form any shape you want.
Depending on how high you want the raised bed to be to accommodate the roots of the plants, you can create almost anything with these blocks.
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Cinder Block Fireplace
This ranks among the top DIY cinder block projects I love because of how beautiful it can look especially at night. Plus, it is very functional as well.
The creativity is off the charts as you can create different shapes and sized “fireplaces”. And, just by stacking them over one another, you’ll be able to create something different.
DIY Cinder Block Shelves
This DIY shelf can be used indoors or outdoors. You can also have one set up in your garden shed to store the tools and other gardening equipment.
Like other ideas in in our list of DIY cinder block projects, this one is very simple to create. All you need to do is stack them up to create the support for the shelves.
Then have a few wide wooden boards and lay them across the blocks to finish the shelves.
Lighted Concrete Block Planter Wall
This is another stunning creation you can make from cinder blocks without the help of a landscaper, designer or interior decorator. You also don’t need a contractor or hire anyone to build it.
And, at night when the lights come on, they make a stunning display that will kick up how your yard looks.
DIY Outdoor Plant Display
This is one way to use your DIY cinder block shelf. It makes for an amazing personalized way to display different plants around your home.
Like in the photo, you can paint it however way you want.
This makes use of special shaped circular blocks. But, you can easily create something as beautiful in your garden using cinder blocks.
By arranging them in a stair-like fashion, you’ll be able to create something similar to this and grow all sorts of plants there.
Succulents are perfect for growing in cinder blocks because of their size. This makes the small space in the blocks perfect growing them.
DIY Cinder Block Fence
Thanks to the holes in cinder blocks, you can do a lot of different things with them.
One is to create a beautiful fence like this.
The holes are perfect for inserting the wood that will make up your fence. And, it
Cinder Block Plant Wall
Here’s a lovely cinder block-designed vertical garden. It stacks he blocks in different ways in order to create this beautiful space-saving garden.
By doing this, the holes of the blocks are positioned differently allowing you to grow all sorts of plants in various directions.
Candlelit Table Furniture
This makes for great outdoor or indoor furniture you can display in your living room, patio or yard. It’s a perfect to light up any spot you want to showcase.
And, you can install bulbs or candles depending on which you prefer to use.
DIY Cinder Block Wall Maze Planter
This is a more complex variation of the cinder block vertical planter above. It is bigger and uses more variety to allow more space to grow plants in.
It is also what makes the wall lovely to look at because the different shapes give it character.
Stone Block Stairs
This does not use cinder blocks per se. But, it uses concrete blocks that are very similar.
What’s create about these garden steps is their stunning appearance. They also make it easy to go down a steep incline or slope in your backyard.
DIY Cinder Block Yard Bench
This is another very creative idea that requires almost no assembly. Once you have the blocks and right sized pieces of wood, you can arrange them to create the bench.
The most important thing to do here is to measure the size of the holes in the cinder blocks so you know how thick the wood should be. Ideally, the thicker, and stronger the wood, the better it will be able to support different weights.