Finding ways to decorate the outdoor spaces around your home can feel like an unrealistic expense.
Furniture for inside your home is costly enough, and outdoor furniture is exposed to the wear and tear of temperature and weather, which means likely replacing it more often.
But with this genius life hack, you can create an outdoor bench that’s both affordable and durable.
All you need is a few cheap materials: cinder blocks, cement glue, spray paint, soil, and flowers and plants of your choice!
Suzelle of SuzelleDIY is full of brilliant ideas for how you can transform your home and create beautiful projects on the cheap. In the video below, she shows us how to make a cinder block bench. And she does it with a bit of comedy flair.
Step One: Gather your materials.
Step Two: Paint and decorate your cinder blocks to your liking.
Step Three: Stack and glue the cinder blocks together into the shape of a bench.
Step Four: Use the openings in the blocks to plant flowers.
Step Five: Add some cushions and weatherproof throw pillows to make the bench ultra-comfortable.
It’s so easy to create your own outdoor bench that doubles as a small garden! If you don’t want to plant flowers, you can easily swap them out for vegetables or herbs. Make it the most useful for you.
It combines both form and function and you can decorate it to match almost any aesthetic.
You can invite a friend or two to help you with the project and to lend a creative eye. It could also be a cute family project to do with your kids! Have them each paint a cinder block and incorporate their artwork into the bench.
Watch the video to see this lovely project for yourself. Share the video with your friends and family and you can all reap the benefits of an outdoor bench plus garden.
Spring it just around the corner, so hop to it!