Don't toss out cinder blocks. Here are 14 genius ways to re-use them

Cinder blocks are cheap and easy to get your hands on. You can find them at hardware stores or construction sites. It's likely there will be some laying around your home as well.
Cinder blocks are great materials for many projects, so instead of throwing them away, check out these easy DIY tutorials to turn them into awesome objects. Some projects we've discovered are planters, outdoor benches, bed frames and lots more. We're certain you'll find the right project just for you.
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1. Make a vertical planter
What a unique idea for your garden! This vertical planter is made entirely out of cinder blocks. Add whatever plants or flowers you wish and enjoy this artistic design. Find some inspiration here.
2. Reuse as a firewood rack
Within a couple of minutes, you can create this firewood rack out of two cinder blocks. How easy! This is perfect for storing firewood for chilly weather. Check out the simple tutorial here.
3. Repurpose as a bed
Instead of opting for the traditional bed frame, reuse cinder blocks to uplift your mattress. Check this out to recreate this innovative bedroom design.
4. Make a succulent garden
Succulents have been growing in popularity, and it's easy to know why. Just look how amazing they look together! Create this succulent garden from cinder blocks to add beautiful greenery into your life. Find more inspiration here.
5. Make a firepit
If you ever wanted your own firepit, this is the project for you. Reuse cinder blocks to create this easy and affordable firepit. Find more inspiration here.
6. Make a centerpiece
These cinder block centerpieces are perfect for your home and even as wedding table pieces. Here is the quick and easy tutorial to create this look.
7. Make a birdhouse
This project is perfect for the beginning woodworker. If you're looking for a simple and inexpensive project, this is a fun option. Find the detailed and easy-to-follow tutorial here.
8. Reuse as an outdoor bench
What a clever way to reuse cinder blocks! This outdoor bench would make a fantastic addition to your garden. Check out the easy DIY tutorial here.
9. Make a bookshelf
Amp up your storage space by creating a bookshelf out of cinder blocks. The compartments are ideal for storing little knickknacks. Plus, it is a cute look. Here is some interior design inspiration.
10. Reuse as a concrete vase
Transform your boring cinder block into this fancy concrete vase. It's is a clever idea for showing off both indoor and outdoor plants. They'd look lovely on your coffee table or bedside table. Check out the full tutorial here to create this look.
11. Make a nightstand
We absolutely adore this nightstand! We love how there are little compartments in the cinder blocks that allow you to store your special bits and pieces. Find more design inspiration here.
12. Make outdoor stairs
If you have lots of cinder blocks lying around waiting to be used, check out this project to create this outdoor staircase. Doesn't it look neat?
13. Make wall planters
What a genius idea to showcase your succulents! These concrete wall planters are perfect to place around your porch or garden. Check out the full tutorial here.
14. Repurpose as a TV cabinet
Take your interior design to a whole new level with this TV cabinet made of cinder blocks. Find out more DIY inspiration here.
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