I love concrete in the garden. It’s such an organic looking material that blends well with nature, yet it holds up over time, and only improves it’s looks with age. It’s inexpensive, and can be bought in ready to use forms, or created by mixing with water and other organic elements. Grow a little moss on it, and you will have me swooning…  So given a choice, if I can’t have a natural element such as stone or wood…give me concrete! Here are our favorite DIY concrete garden projects gathered from around the web.

 

 

17 Awesome DIY Concrete Garden Projects

 

Easy DIY Concrete Garden Projects

Elisha from ‘Pnuematic Addict’ via ‘Remodelaholic‘ has a great tutorial for this DIY concrete garden planter. It’s tall enough to make a statement on your front porch, and pretty enough to show off. She even shows you how to make your own DIY concrete molds! If making your own molds looks time consuming, remember that you can reuse them.

 

Make these large scale modern DIY concrete planters with this tutorial from Bruno at ‘Curbly‘. He takes you right through how to get these showstoppers made yourself. He even tells you his secret for what to use as a mold.

 

Ok, we love, love, LOVE these DIY concrete planters from ‘Garden Therapy‘. These are such an easy DIY concrete project, and fast! You could use them indoors or out.

 

Rogue Engineer‘ has free and easy plans for your to make this DIY concrete top table for less than $30! One of the things we love about these DIY concrete garden projects, is that no one else will have one exactly like you! Lots of step by step photos will take you right through this project in a weekend.

 

This modern concrete and redwood bench seems like it might be complicated, but thanks to some great step by step instructions, it’s not! From ‘Remodelaholic‘, this DIY concrete garden project looks high end, and can be used anyplace in the garden. You could also use cedar if it is more readily available in your area.

 

Lori from ‘The Stony Brook House‘ made her own DIY concrete pavers. We love this, because hardscape for the garden can be really expensive. She used Quikrete and some plastic containers as molds and was able to create her own for a lot less! You could make these in different shapes and sizes, depending on your molds.

 

Ana White‘ has free plans for a concrete paver outdoor table at her site, with complete step by steps. This would be a great table for families with small children. No glass top like many of the discount store patio tables have.

 

Give your garden structure with this DIY concrete edging project. This is a great way to use cement in the garden to keep the lawn and flower beds exactly where they are supposed to be. It also gives you a great mowing strip. This tutorial has all the instructions you need to make this concrete garden edging! From ‘Home is Where They Love You‘.

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And of course, we have our very own DIY concrete garden globes from last season… Anyone tried this yet? This was one of the most fun projects we have done. And is was an easy way to make concrete art!

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Kelly B (via Curbly) created these outdoor concrete planters from concrete pavers and landscape adhesive. These are so simple, they’re brilliant! Can’t wait to try this out! Remember to check out the directions on the adhesive you use. Make sure its warm enough outside for it to harden and cure.

DIY Concrete Garden Projects

 

The Hunted Interior‘ has a great tutorial on how she made this cinder block planter. Hers also happened to be an outdoor bar as well! You gotta check out this concrete garden project, it really does look amazing. We also have our own smaller version of a cinder block planter. It may not be a bar, but we love it!

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These modern grassy planters are awesome. These DIY concrete garden projects are another (easier) version of a cinder block planter. Literally, you can do this in about 10 minutes. From ‘Design Sponge‘.

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Check out these great DIY concrete fire columns from Diane at ‘In My Own Style‘. This concrete garden decor is a Restoration Hardware dupe… complete with all the how-to’s!

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Advanced DIY Concrete Garden Projects

Feeling confident now? Good! Because these next concrete garden projects are a little more advanced, but so worth it!

Learn how to build a concrete garden bench with this tutorial from ‘Ideas 2 Live 4‘. A bench like this could easily cost over $1000, so tackling this project could be well worth it! The tutorial is very complete, and has lots of photos of both the concrete mold, and the construction.

 

This DIY concrete fire pit from ‘Homemade Modern‘ looks like quite a job. And it is. But considering buying a fire pit like this would cost thousands, intermediate – experienced DIY’ers should take on this challenge! They do a really great job of taking your through this in a lot of detail. And when it’s done? Oh, my!

 

This concrete walkway isn’t so much difficult, it’s just that they used a very specific machine to cut the concrete molds. You could use this same tutorial to create the molds using other power tools and still end up with these amazing paver stones! Also from ‘Homemade Modern‘, this is one of the most unique concrete garden projects we have seen. Love the look!

 

And finally, ‘Man Made DIY‘ teaches us how to make this amazing DIY concrete fire pit! Love the clean look that would work in any space. This is one of those concrete garden projects that should be the focal point of the yard.

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Make some DIY concrete garden projects and let us know how they turn out, and please share your ideas in the comments! We think you will also love our posts on How to Make Hypertufa and DIY Tabletop Fire Bowls!

Image Credits: Homemade Modern, Remodelaholic, Curbly, Garden Therapy, Rogue Engineer, Remodelaholic, The Stony Brook House, Ana White, Home Is Where They Love You, Curbly, The Hunted Interior, Design Sponge, In My Own Style, Ideas 2 Live 4, Homemade Modern, Man Made DIY

 

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6 Comments

  1. Mike Hall September 14, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Great ideas as usual! We have a landscaping company and am always looking for simple & unique ideas like this!

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  2. Dee February 18, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I am going to try the concrete paver planters! But I will add mosaic tile designs to the exterior walls to dress them up or stain designs into the concrete and/or paint them, etc. I also think if you put another paver on top and cap it you can use them to elevate your garden statues!!! Maybe adding some kind of edging (2″ H stones or concrete blocks cut into small squares and glued down) to outline the base of the statues to give them added stability if it is windy, or drill a hole in the center and put a long metal bolt or rebar rod in the hole, glue it into place, drill a hole in the bottom of your statue and place it over the bolt/rebar to secure it into place, but keeping it removable so you can take them in for the winter!

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  3. Renée Towater October 18, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    How were you able to separate the cynderblocks? I DON’T have an electronic saw. Thanks, Renée

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    1. Kathy Woodard October 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      Cinderblocks come in little single square sections as well, there is no cutting necessary! Hope that helped!

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  4. Roland LENTZ April 27, 2016 at 5:11 am

    magnifique ,très bien fait

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  5. Alaknanda Thakur June 16, 2014 at 4:08 am

    I made concrete stepping stones for my garden they look so nice ,I used silicon cake making moulds and it became easy to remove from the moulds

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