When you need a cheap, versatile tool for building your garden or adding some modern style to your landscaping, look no further than the humble cinder block. Cinder blocks can be used in nearly any garden project you can think of. From planters to raised garden beds and fire pits to outdoor kitchens, cinder blocks can do it all! Add a touch of modern style to your landscaping with these simple DIY cinder block projects.

DIY Cinder Block Succulent Display

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With some cinder blocks and sturdy wood planks, you can easily build your own artistic planter display. This is ideal for succulents and small plants that are already rooted in planters.

DIY Corner Cinder Block Planter

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Have an empty corner to fill? Use cinder blocks! You can easily turn your blank corner into a colorful work of living art with cinder blocks and small plants.

DIY Neon Cinder Block Corner Planter

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Jazz up your corner planter with some bright neon paint! It’ll turn any bland section of your yard or patio into a creative and fun area in no time!

DIY Cinder Block Planter Wall

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Create a statement wall planter with cinder blocks to add a touch of modern art to your backyard. If you’re really feeling adventurous, you can even use cinder blocks to make an entire fence for your backyard.

Solid Painted Cinder Block Planter Wall

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Don’t like the look of concrete? Paint it! You can use spray paint to turn your cinder blocks into any color you want to match your landscaping.

Patterned Cinder Block Planter Wall


Or you can use stencils to create beautiful patterns on your cinder blocks. The possibilities are endless!

DIY Cinder Block Vertical Planter

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When you don’t have enough room for a full planter wall, think vertically! You can build a vertical cinder block planter that doesn’t take up much room but still provides you with a modern way to display and grow your plants.

DIY Cinder Block Fire Pit

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A fire pit is a wonderful addition to your backyard, but they can be expensive. Build your own for a fraction of the cost with sturdy and durable cinder blocks. You can design your fire pit however you want!

DIY Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed

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Using cinder blocks to create raised garden beds is certainly cheaper and longer-lasting than other materials, but be cautious if you’re planting vegetables. There are some reports that cinder blocks may contain fly ash, which is a potentially hazardous material. Cinder blocks may be fine for flower beds, but you may want to plant your vegetables elsewhere.

DIY Cinder Block Steps

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Cinder blocks can be used in many different garden projects including steps and retaining walls. They’re incredibly durable and long lasting, so you don’t have to worry about them falling apart over time.

DIY Cinder Block Planter and Bar

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Give yourself some extra counter space outside with this adorable DIY cinder block planter and bar. You’ll get the bright colors of the flowers you plant in it as well as a top bar for food preparation or simply holding drinks. You’ll love this easy and creative addition to your backyard!

DIY Cinder Block Outdoor Kitchen


Want an outdoor kitchen but don’t want to pay too much? Build your own! Using cinder blocks and sturdy wood planks, you can build a simple and wonderful outdoor kitchen to call your own.

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