How To Use Cement Blocks In Practical Outdoor Projects

Concrete or cement blocks can be repurposed in numerous ways to create a lot of interesting things such as benches, media units, planters and even beds. We already explored some of those options and today we’re going to focus only on projects for the outdoors, since it’s spring and beautiful outside.

Let’s start with this lovely structure which is a bar that also has built-in planters. The base is the most interesting part. It’s made of a series of cement blocks positioned in such a way that 7 planters were included in the structure.{found on huntedinterior}.

And speaking of planters, cement blocks can be used to make some freestanding ones as well. You can use them to decorate the entryway stairs, display them at the front door or decorate the terrace, deck or garden with them.{found on remodelista}.

If you like color and playing with all sorts of different designs, then here’s a way to decorate your cement block planters and make them more interesting. Use painter’s tape to create a pattern and then spray paint it using neon colors or any colors you like.{found on modernlywed}.

Or here’s another really interesting idea. Build a series of cement block planters that form a big, complex structure with an interesting geometric design. You can take your time and arrange the blocks in all sorts of ways until you get the look you want.{found on inhabitliving}.

And in case you don’t want to use the blocks as freestanding planters, include in the design of your garden or your flower beds. You can build a small fence for the flowers or trees and the blocks can double as planters for small plants and flowers.

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