Roundup: Cool Backyard Projects Using Cinder Blocks, Pavers, and Concrete

by on Jul 28, 2015

Circles made of paving stones, potted plants in concrete planters and candle holders, and a couch made of concrete on a patio

In our on-going effort to help concrete and it’s cousins pavers and cinder blocks maintain their incredible popularity, we’ve put together 10 projects that’ll make you want to get your mason on. 

Cinder blocks do double duty in this project as they create a planter surrounded by planters:

Concrete planter pots jut out of a large concrete planter on a patio.
Photo: Pinterest

The Garden Glove provides 4 recipes to make perfect garden globes.

Three balls sit outside in and around ferns.
Photo: The Garden Glove

Diane knocked off these concrete fire columns. (Their inspiration was from Restoration Hardware.)

Three ascending hurricane candles outside on pavement next to a lounge chair with a red cushion and orange towel on it.
Photo: In My Own Style

These rubber-mat-stamped stepping stones are super clever:

Pair of cement stepping stones with triangular designs.
Photo: Nancy Mizelle

Now for furniture….A few pallets and pavers and you could have yourself a backyard bar.

A white pallet with a stone on it is being used for a table.
Photo: Mobile Home Living

This front porch bench looks like it would take minutes to make:

A bench outdoors is made of cinder blocks and wood.
Photo: Decoist

Twenty minutes and about $30 makes this bench:

"Cool backyard with cinder blocks, pavers, and concrete."
Photo: Somewhat Simple

For something more cushy, check this one out.

Concrete pavers in yellow top
Photo: Hello Daly

 If you’d rather have a back on your bench, then this project might be the one:

A bench made from blue cinderblocks and red boards surrounded by plants.
Photo: ehow

Concrete gets glam with this DIY stool…or side table. You decide.

An upside down brass pot with concrete residue around the top.
Photo: BHG

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