12 Awesome Concrete and Cinder Block Outdoor DIY Projects!

Concrete, cement, and cinder block are all pretty mundane building materials. But with some creativity and elbow grease, you can put them to work transforming your outdoor space into a stylish living area! Here are 12 awesome DIY projects to try.



We like using ShapeCrete for the more creative projects. It's moldable like clay but hardens like concrete. 


1. DIY Cinder Block Bench

2. DIY Concrete Fire Column

3. DIY 3D Cinder Block Planter Wall

4. DIY Modern Concrete Paver Planter

5. DIY Concrete Fire Bowl Feature

6. DIY Leaf Impression Garden Stepping Stones

7. DIY Cinderblock Outdoor Sofa and Coffee Table

8. DIY Cinder Block and Wood Bench

9. DIY Cinder Block Planter and Outdoor Bar

10. DIY Reclaimed Concrete Slab Table

11. DIY Molded Concrete Planters

12. DIY Cement House Numbers


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The DIY Hubby on Mar 28, 2016:

Love the DIY outdoor sofa. Easy to make and looks stunning.

d'Arci on Sep 19, 2015:

ALL are FANTASTIC ~ ESP. #7!!  that is one sturdy outdoor sofa-bench! :^D

Anonymous on Apr 04, 2015:

I can't even imagine how a child would be able to tip over a concrete slab that weighs probably several hundred pounds.

Jackie on Jul 19, 2014:

That concrete slab table could kill a small child trying to climb up to it so it better be well balanced so that it cannot possibly tip over.  That slab appears to be very heavy and precariously balanced.

Kat on May 31, 2014:

Thanks! I wasn't looking for ideas other than planters and you have enlightened my inner creativity.

Anonymous on May 25, 2013:

Really like these

The Double Dubs on Etsy on May 13, 2013:

Love the outdoor benches (1 and 7)!  Now I'm wishing I wouldn't have asked my husband to get rid of the few cinder blocks we had laying around outside our shop.  Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

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