12 Incredibly Creative Ways To Reuse Bricks
Whether you’ve got a handful of bricks or an entire house worth, there is a great DIY project just waiting to put them to use. I’ve found a great collection of 20 incredible DIY projects that use bricks, and in some cases, nothing else. There is everything in here from do it yourself walkways to candles, and so much more.
You know how much I love getting outside during summer. I mean, whether it’s gardening and learning new ways of growing potatoes or creating a remarkable backyard project, I adore bringing you landscaping projects, and this one may possibly be one of my favorites.
1. Build a Brick Path
Those leftover bricks are perfect for creating a lovely informal walkway or path to your door. Or, use them to create a walking path through your flower garden, or anywhere you want to add a bit of rustic décor. The possibilities are endless, and making a walkway is much easier than you may think.
2. Create Planters/Candleholders
This may be one of my favorite garden decorating ideas. By utilizing the holes that come in bricks, you can create these gorgeous planter/candleholders. Use the candle area to burn citronella candles during the summer months and cut down on your insect problem. Add succulents at the other end to give your entire garden a luxurious and elegant feel.
3. Make a Garden Bench
Creating a beautiful garden bench from those leftover bricks is so much easier than you may think. I love the thought of making a circular bench around a fire pit, or you could just make a sectional type bench and have room for everyone. If you have an inground swimming pool, consider crafting a bench around one end.
4. Make Brick Edging for Garden Beds
This one is a bit more complex and may take a little time, depending on the size of your garden. You will need to dig down a bit to place the bricks but just imagine how great it will look when you’re finished. This edging idea is gorgeous and won’t cost much at all if you already have a few bricks on hand.
5. Build a Brick Waterfall
Okay, so maybe this one is my favorite. Can you imagine the beauty that this DIY brick waterfall will bring to your home? And you’ll be absolutely amazed at how easy it can be to build. You could also do this near a small pond or put it by the pool. I love it right there on the patio, though.
6. Build a Birdbath
Use those leftover bricks to create a stunning birdbath stand in your yard or garden. This one is really easy, too. You just stack the bricks on top of each other, in whatever height or width you want, and make sure that you “glue” them together. This is a great place to add a large bowl for a birdbath.
7. Make Colorful Yard Art
Get the kids in on this project. I guarantee they’ll love it! Let the kids help you paint your bricks, and then use them to create a walkway in your garden, or from the driveway to the house. You can use a combination of colors, make it rainbow like, or stick with colors that best complement your house. Add some motivational quotes or words and you’re all set.
8. Edge Your Walkway
This is a bit different than the edging idea above. This one mixes gravel and creates a stunning design that is sure to raise your property value and impress the neighbors. You just mark off the walking path, use your bricks in a staggered arrangement, and then fill in the middle with pea gravel. This also helps to hold your gravel in place and keep it from spilling into your flower beds and lawn.
9. Build an Herb Spiral
This DIY brick herb spiral is a great project for smaller yards, but you can use it in larger areas as well. The spiral look is fascinating, and it gives you so much more space to plant all of the herbs that you want. If you aren’t really into growing your own herbs, you can also use this as a flower bed for flowers that don’t need to root too deeply.
10. Build a Brick Fire Pit
Put those recycled bricks to good use and create a fire pit where you can relax the night away. This project doesn’t require anything but bricks, and it’s a much easier project than you may think.
11. Make a Tree Ring
Stack those bricks up around the base of your favorite tree, and you’ve put them to good use and decorated your lawn at the same time. You can then fill in the area between the bricks and the tree with potting soil and add flowers or succulents to really create a great look. Do this with all of your larger trees.
12. Create Raised Planters
You don’t need anything special to create these great DIY raised planters. Just stack the bricks, and place your planters inside. You can do these in any size or shape, and what’s great is that you don’t really “glue” them together, so you can disassemble them and reassemble as needed.
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