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17 Genius Ways To Use Old Cinder Blocks To Transform Your Home And Backyard

by Phil Mutz
Phil is an Editor at LittleThings. He loves writing and the outdoors. You can often find him at the movies or the park.

Upcycling ideas are my favorite kinds of DIY projects.

Any time I can transform something that has been taking up space in my garage into something new and useful, I am excited to give it a try. I’ve heard about creative ideas like repurposing old picture frames but I never thought that these old building materials could be so perfect for my next DIY project.

Leftover cinder blocks might seem like junk at first glance, but there are seemingly endless possibilities for upcycling them into something new. They can be repurposed to live inside or outside, in the bedroom or on the patio. And they add a great rustic flair to my home that will have all of my guests talking. I will definitely be trying several of these ideas right away!

Scroll through below to see these cool and creative ideas, and let us know your favorites in the comments.

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1. Turn Them Into A Beautiful, New Outdoor Staircase

creative uses for cinder blocks stairs

2. Create A Cool Entertainment Center, Complete With Plenty Of Storage

creative uses for cinder blocks tv stand

3. Make Yourself An Outdoor Patio Bench

creative uses for cinder blocks bench

4. Create An Elaborate Backyard Garden

creative uses for cinder blocks garden

5. Use 3 Blocks To Make A Bedside Table

creative uses for cinder blocks night table

6. Create Support And Under-Bed Storage

creative uses for cinder blocks bed storage

7. Invite Friends Over To Barbecue In A New Fire Pit

creative uses for cinder blocks fire pit

8. Spruce Up The Backyard With Colorful Benches

creative uses for cinder blocks firepit seating

9. Create A Futon With Storage Cubbies For Shoes

creative uses for cinder blocks futon

10. Make A Book Shelf With Plenty Of Room For Decorations

creative uses for cinder blocks book shelf

11. Build A Backyard Wall, Complete With Vertical Planters

creative uses for cinder blocks vertical planter

12. Or Include Planters As Part Of Your Outdoor Bar Construction

creative uses for cinder blocks planter and bar

13. Plant Your Favorite Flowers In A Pyramid Cinder Block Garden

creative uses for cinder blocks vertical garden

14. Create A Whole Outdoor Buffet For Patio Barbecues

creative uses for cinder blocks outdoor patio

15. Make Yourself Ample Seating For Any Summer Party

creative uses for cinder blocks bench area

16. Create Unique Outdoor Lighting For Evenings In The Backyard

creative uses for cinder blocks outdoor candles

17. Build A Complete Cinder Block Furniture Set With Armchairs And A Couch

creative uses for cinder blocks furniture set

Which of these projects do you want for your own home? Let us know in the comments.

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