10 Surprising Things You Can Do with Concrete Blocks

Updated: Oct. 13, 2023

From a succulent wall to an attractive sofa, these are some seriously creative ways to use concrete blocks.

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Concrete Block Media Center

Who needs to spend thousands of dollars on a massive media center when you can creatively arrange concrete blocks to look both chic and serve as functional decor like with this cinder block TV stand?

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Concrete Block Nightstand

This is the lazy DIYers best bet if all you want to do is haul three concrete blocks into your bedroom and arrange them to create a nightstand that’s sleek yet creative. Starting an outdoor concrete project from scratch? Here’s how to pour concrete.

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Concrete Fire Pit

Thinking of adding a fire pit to your backyard for BBQing and evening warmth? Make it out of concrete blocks for a unique DIY project.

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Concrete Block Succulent Planter Wall

Make a modern living wall out of stacked concrete blocks. It’s a fun weekend project with a beautiful outcome. These plant succulents in recycled glass jars are another fun, easy DIY project.

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Illuminated Concrete Buffet

Make your entryway glow for your guests with a buffet made out of concrete. The openings in each block make for a perfect place for tea lights. You can even make these beeswax candles in glass yogurt jars to place on the shelves.

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Concrete Block Birdhouse

Transform a single concrete block into a cool and sturdy birdhouse perfect for bringing in the chirping wildlife to your yard. Check out these other 16 seriously cool birdhouses.

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Concrete Block Backyard Seating

If you have a small backyard that’s lined with a fence, use the fence as a chair back and install concrete blocks and 2x2s for plenty of seating for you and your guests. Interested in upgrading your yard? Add a cinder block fence.

Check out these awesome plans for DIY patio furniture.

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Concrete Block Wine Cellar

Have a thing for wine? Keep your collection stored nice and cool with this creative concrete block wine cellar idea.

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Concrete Block Outdoor Sofa

Make a cozy concrete outdoor sofa you can read your book on, have a drink, and just generally chill out while enjoying the great outdoors.

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Miniature Concrete Blocks

These mini concrete blocks (1:12 scale) and pallet can sit on your desk or dresser and you can build miniature walls, furniture or whatever you’d like with them. Older children will enjoy building with them, too, and they make a great gift. Here are more creative gift ideas for kids who like DIY.