Crafts & DIY
10 simple DIY cinder block projects that can save you loads of money
From simple bookcases to thrifty outdoor seating, cinder blocks may be the answer to your DIY prayers.
Jessica
09.23.21

Cinder blocks aren’t attractive – their purpose is utilitarian. But as it turns out, if you’re creative enough, you can turn these hunks of concrete into stunning projects to update your home on the cheap.

So whether you have some hanging around the house or can grab some at the store, these 15 projects might just get you to start using them.

Who knew they had so many uses?!

1. Bedside Table

Have you been looking for a bedside table? Those things are expensive!

But it turns out that 3 cinder blocks can do the job just as well (including providing room for storage!).

They can even be painted!

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2. Outdoor Buffet

Make your backyard party central with this outdoor buffet that couldn’t be simpler to make.

These types of setups would normally run you thousands of dollars if purchased from the store!

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3. Outdoor Staircase

A lot of leveling needs to happen to make this work, but once that’s done, you can stack and scale cinder blocks to create a beautiful outdoor staircase.

And it’s much sturdier than using wood!

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4. Entertainment Center

How cool is this!?! You can create the ultimate entertainment center with a bunch of cinder blocks.

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5. Outdoor Seating

Some cinder blocks, pieces of wood, and some pillows can come together to make an adorable patio bench.

Just look at all the options you have!

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6. Garden Planters

Create a fantasy garden in your very own home with cinder blocks. And remember that they can be painted any color you like!

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7. Bed Foundation With Storage

Cinder blocks create a sturdy foundation for your bed while offering under-the-bed storage.

Don’t like the look? Get a bed skirt!

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8. Fire Pit

Grab your friends and some marshmallows and build yourself a cozy fire in this cinder block fire pit.

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9. Super-simple bookshelves

If you love to read but your furniture budget doesn’t keep up with your book budget, some planks and cinder blocks make a fabulous storage unit!

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10. Futon with Cubbie Space

All you need is a cozy cushion and some cinder blocks to create this super cute piece in your home.

Of course, it helps if you have lots of colorful accessories to complete the look.

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Think these projects are still too complicated?

While cinder blocks might be heavy, they’re otherwise very easy to stack.

Just take a look at the video below to see how quickly you can build some backyard seating!

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By Jessica
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Jessica is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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