Warmer weather is upon us, which gives us that urge to spruce up our interior décor and tackle some of that outdoor landscaping. Whether you’re looking for an easy project or want to bring a full design to life, here’s an idea for you and it involves bricks! Bricks come in so many styles and colors. With a little imagination, they can be reused in a variety of ways both indoor and outdoor. From brick walkways to fun flower arrangements, there are tons of ideas you can create using recycled bricks.
So, if you have a few bricks handy, now is the perfect time to put them to good use. If you don’t have any bricks laying around, don’t worry. You can usually pick up loads of bricks for next to nothing, sometimes even free! Check out a few yard sales, salvage yards or home improvement stores to stock up. Ready to check out a few creative ways to spruce up your space this season? The best part, some of these projects are super simple ideas that you can do with your kids. Let’s take a look at these amazingly creative uses for bricks that will personalize your home and garden. The possibilities are endless!
1. Outdoor Patio Fire Pit Table Top
Who wouldn’t want a super chic outdoor fire pit to cozy up to in the evenings, roast marshmallows with the kids and gather around with friends? This fire pit coffee table made from bricks is the perfect project you can build with little effort. The top has a painted wooden slab that doubles as a tabletop and fire pit cover.
2. Stacked Brick Beautiful Bird Bath
There are so many different styles of bird baths on the market today. This stacked brick column serves nicely as a place for all of the beautiful birds in your neighborhood to stop by for a little bathing retreat. This is such a simple project that not only looks beautiful but also welcomes all of your feathered friends to your home.
3. Customized Hand-Painted Garden Markers
Garden markers serve as a great way to easily locate and identify all those yummy veggies you’ll be planting in your garden this spring. A fun and simple craft idea are to hand paint your vegetables right onto a brick. Not only will these brick garden markers stand out, but they’ll also make great garden décor.
4. Painted Pavers Fun for the Whole Family
This is the best way to add a little personalization to your path. Whether you want to use a stencil for a more uniform design or let children be more active, this is a fun brick project that can be enjoyed by the whole family. And also memorable parts that you can see again in the next few years and appreciate all the memories made when painting this little brick.
5. Thinking Outside the Box with a Succulent Planter
Succulents are beautiful little plants. They are very easy to maintain and can withstand a lot of neglect. One creative way to show it off is in bricks! This project can’t be easier because the hole is right for you. This will also be good centerpieces for your desk because you can add a small candle to one of the holes.
6. Painted Garden Bricks Stunning for Gifts or Décor
Looking for a way to display your creative artwork? Painting your beautiful masterpiece onto a brick is a great way to showcase your art around the house or even gift to friends and family to enjoy. The possibilities are endless as you can paint objects, animals, quotes or whatever your heart desires. Stack them up for a lovely display or use a single brick for a door stopper.
7. Backyard DIY Fire Pit with Top Grill
Concrete bricks can be used in various ways both inside and outside the home. One of the most popular DIY backyards that use bricks is to make a fire pit. This weekend’s project is rather simple, and the results look extraordinary and professional. The bonus feature is the added grill top, perfect for cooking!
8. Wash Brick Fireplace for a Simple Makeover
Brick is a popular addition to any fireplace to make your living space feel fresher and truly make a statement. Whether you have an existing brick fireplace that you want to update or want to fully renew your current fireplace by adding bricks, it’s not as difficult as you think. For existing bricks, whitewash is a cheap and simple solution. If you start from the beginning, just map your coat and apply the adhesive.
9. Painting with numbers in the remaining brick
Whether you are planning an outdoor event or just want to show your address in a unique way, painting numbers on bricks is a very simple (and inexpensive) project. Take advantage of the number of bricks you painted on the table at an outdoor wedding or place them on your front porch to let everyone know that they have arrived at the right address.
10. Hotel Bugs with Natural and Recyclable Materials
Whether you like bugs or hate them, this fun and unique hotel bug is a great way to take advantage of the old materials you have. Did you know that you really helped the ecosystem by making one of these little insect houses? Insects encourage pollination and retain soil from pesky insects that can damage your flowers and vegetables. This is also an amazing learning experience for your children.