Before seeing these pictures, I assumed cinder blocks were best used for keeping that old beat up car without wheels off the ground. But now that I’ve seen these cinder block outdoor crafts, I have completely changed my tune!
Often times you can find cinder blocks on local yard sale sites for super cheap. And if you don’t feel like searching there, you can find them at a hardware store for about $1.00 – $2.00 depending on the size you’re looking for.
I love the idea of using Cinder Blocks as planters, and have seen some really cute ones out there. I’ve been making an effort to give our front porch a new and fresher look, since it’s very visible from the road. I thought it would be fun to add a cinder block corner planter to balance the cuteness from the hanging plants on the opposite side of the porch!
Of course it would be out of character for me to not add my personal touch to these otherwise boring chunks of cement, so I decided to use a handful of stencils from my extensive stencil stash to add some pattern and a punch of color
This was a quick and easy process! But if you’re doing this outside, make sure it’s on a day when there’s absolutely no wind.
Watch how Garden Answer gives her cinder blocks a new and interesting look in her step by step tutorial.