Crafts & DIY
Mom buys bricks and uses them in ways I never thought of. Here are 13 stunning ideas
I never knew there were so many great projects for bricks at home!
D.G. Sciortino
07.27.17

If you’ve started a project that involves bricks around your home, it’s likely that you’ll be left over with some. They don’t just have to sit in your garage for the next ten years.

There are lots of useful things that you can do with a few bricks around your home.

Here are our favorite indoor and outdoor uses for bricks.

Rustic Candle Holders

These candles holders, which can also be made to house succulent plants, look super hip and expensive but they aren’t. The best thing about them is that you can make them yourself. You can find the tutorial here.

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Birdbath Stand

You can create a beautiful, elevated birdbath by stacking some bricks and tossing a heavy bowl on top.

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Elevate a Hot Water Tank

It’s best to keep your hot water tank elevate so that the pilot light doesn’t go out or rust if your basement floods.

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Weighing Stuff Down

This is pretty obvious but bricks can be used to weight stuff down. So, if you want to protect your firewood you can place a tarp over it and a brick on top of that to keep your wood safe from the elements.

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Garden Edging

Stack bricks like dominoes to create this cool garden edging.

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Brick Bookends

You can make some really cool and stylish looking bookends that you can find in the store, like the ones below that look like your favorite books. You can find seven ways to make book ends out of bricks here.

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Tiered Planter

You can create this unique looking tiered planter by placing some bricks inside of the first planter and letter the second planter sit on top. Then just fill your pots with soil and your plants.

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Brick Chicken

Cover two bricks with foil and place it on top of a butterflied chicken. The weight of the brick pushes the chicken against the cooking surface which makes sure that the meat cooks evenly and stays juicy. This makes the skin of your chicken super crispy and gives you more tender meat.

Garden Markers

You can paint bricks and use them as garden markers to remember what you planted where.

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Outdoor Bench

Just stack some bricks and top it with a wooden plant to create an outdoor bench. You can use a little adhesive or cement to make sure it’s secure.

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Build a Tree Ring

Beautify your tree and yard with a tree ring. Learn how in the tutorial below.

Brick Backsplash

You can also use that leftover brick to create a lovely backsplash that gives your kitchen a brand new look.

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Brick Lamp

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You can turn a brick into a bright light – follow the instructions here if you are interested in doing so.

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By D.G. Sciortino
hi@sbly.com
D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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