Do you have a couple extra bricks laying around but just don't know what to do with them? Bricks can make beautiful craft projects, from yard art to book ends. This guide contains craft ideas for bricks.
Tips and information about painting bricks. Post your ideas.
The latest craze is painting paving bricks to look like bees, and chicks , and bunnies. Rather than buy patio paint in 2 oz bottles - buy pints of masonry paint at your local DIY business. You can store it in a syrup or cleaned dish liquid bottle for e-z pouring on your palette. Buy the patio paints for detail painting.
When it's necessary to paint over brick, spray it with water before priming. The brick and other porous surfaces soak up the water and therefore will not require so much paint to cover it.
You can line the edge of the garden with them or make a pathway in the garden.
Or you can decoupage them or cover with fabric and use them as book ends.
By Karen H. from Pawtucket, RI
What can I do with 2 bricks that I got from the school where I met my husband 52 years ago?
Make them bookends! How cool would that be?
I have to ask, what's the story behind the bricks? How did you get them? Did they tear the school down?
Ok, here are my suggestions:
1. Have you ever seen the cartoon with Ignatz and Crazy Cat? Just kidding, I would never recommend spousal abuse. But I have to admit that's the first thing that came to my mind.
2. Put a short pathway of bricks in a garden and feature these two (side-by-side, of course) in the middle.
3. Glue them together (again, side-by-side) with some sort of heavy duty epoxy, or mortar, and use them as a door stop.
4. I'm not sure I would want to deface them, but if you wanted you could paint the date you met on them, or your names, one name per brick.
5. Use them in a rustic mantle or shelf arrangement with candles and greenery.
6. Make two draw-string bags of heavy fabric. Then, as was the custom years ago before electric blankets, heat the bricks on top of a wood stove. Then put in the bags and place under the covers at the foot of the bed, or under your feet while you watch TV. (don't know if they would heat in a microwave, could be unsafe.)
7. Make cement pavers for your garden out of concrete with a brick in the center, write date and name if you like in the wet cement. Place in garden together.
8. Epoxy them together and use them as the base of a table lamp.
That's it for now. More later if I think of anything.
Make book ends with them. Cover them in paper or felt or any other material. I was surprised to see this question because I have been thinking of getting me 4 bricks and making me some book-ends. I need 1 set at my desk that I do my bills and other business. I also need one set in my craft room for my craft books. You can also paint them to match a room in your house and date it when you got them. Sit them by a fireplace. Hope this helps!
Let your kids' or grandkids' art showcase in your garden! Let them each have a brick and a variety of colored chalk and let them decorate the brick. Then, if you like, go over the art piece with paint, going over each line with it's respective color.