Before you get rid of the bricks from that old chimney or patio repair, hang on! Bricks take up a lot of landfill space, so whenever possible, you should try to reuse them. Luckily, there are some genius ways to use old bricks throughout your home. Check out the following suggestions:
Use a hole saw with a 1 1/2-inch carbide masonry bit to drill a couple of holes in a leftover brick, then place two tea lights inside and light them up. It’s great for outside entertaining, because it doubles as a weight for your tablecloth on windy evenings. Thanks, This Old House!
Help your potted plants drain better by breaking up a brick with a hammer. Gather the pieces into a square of landscaping fabric, and place it in the bottom of a planter. Cover it with soil and plant as usual.
Grill up a tasty brick chicken. Wrap two bricks in foil, then lay them atop a whole, butterflied chicken on the grill. The bricks help the chicken cook evenly with a crispy skin.
Bricks for book lovers! Paint up a couple of bricks to look like your favorite literary classics, and use them as clever bookends on your bookshelf.
Use old bricks to build an awesome birdbath for your garden. The birds will love it, and you’ll love watching them.
With a couple of free Saturdays, some sand and some old bricks, you can build your own garden pathway.
Cook outdoors on a brick fire pit that you build yourself in your own backyard. It’s easy and it’s also budget-friendly!