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Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options


Crafting with concrete is much easier than it first appears. Only with a few good ideas you can make real works of art! The creations of concrete are characterized by their strength and durability. So you will enjoy your homemade items for a long time. And that’s not all – almost anything can be made of concrete, so your imagination knows no bounds!

Concrete is undoubtedly a dream material for every hobbyist, as it offers countless design options. But if you decide to make concrete, you should know something in advance:

  1. Always wear a dust mask, safety goggles and gloves as dust will form when working with concrete.
  2. Spray the molds with cooking spray before pouring the concrete into it. So you can remove it later from the form easier.

Crafts with concrete: Geometric flowerpots

Materials:

  • concrete
  • water
  • a bucket or other container in which you mix the concrete
  • cardboard
  • scissors
  • duct tape
  • Metermaß
  • pencil
  • Flowers of your choice
  • Dust mask, goggles and gloves

Make the mold for the vase

  1. First, draw the shape shown above on the cardboard and cut it.
  2. Now shape the vase. Do this as follows: Fold the horizontal lines and then fold the diagonal lines as well.
  3. Measure the height and width of the flowers you have selected using the meter measure.
  4. Draw a shape on the cardboard that has these dimensions by adding another one-two centimeters and cutting them.
  5. Next, cover the two forms with tape to waterproof them: cover the inside of the first mold and the outside of the second mold.
  6. Roll the molds into cylinders and glue them.
  7. Mix the concrete by following the instructions on the bag. If the concrete contains pebbles, etc., use a strainer to remove them.
  8. Pour a bit of concrete into the first (outer) mold so that it is about 3/4 full. Dip the second (inner) mold into the concrete and press so that only about 1 cm of concrete remains on the floor. Make sure the inner shape stays in the middle. At the end, fill the inner mold with a pair of coins.
  9. Let the concrete dry a bit more than what you want.
  10. After the concrete has dried well, remove the cardboard and your DIY vase is ready!

Crafting with concrete: DIY book pair

Materials:

  • concrete
  • a bucket or other container in which you mix the concrete
  • Cardboard letters of your choice
  • a cutter or an X-Acto knife
  • cooking spray
  • Dust mask, goggles and gloves
  1. First, carefully cut the upper part of the two cardboard letters with the cutter or the X-Acto knife. Also remove any cardboard remains that have remained inside.
  2. Mix the concrete by following the instructions on the bag. If the concrete contains pebbles, etc., use a strainer to remove them.
  3. Now spray the inside of the cardboard letters with cooking spray. Pour the concrete into the cardboard letters and let it dry for 24 hours.
  4. After the concrete has dried well, carefully remove the cardboard letters.

* Depending on your preferences, you can paint the concrete letters with paint.

DIY with concrete: DIY necklace with concrete trailer

Materials:

  • Jewelry concrete
  • a drinking cup in which you mix the concrete
  • a wooden stick with which you stir the concrete
  • a box
  • a pencil
  • a cutter
  • a ruler
  • a needle
  • duct tape
  • abrasive paper
  • golden color
  • a brush
  • a golden chain
  • Dust mask, goggles and gloves

Concrete can even be used to make jewelry. Now we’ll show you how to make a minimalist necklace with a rectangular concrete trailer.

  1. Draw on the piece of cardboard 3 rectangles with a length of 3 cm and a width of 0.25 cm.
  2. Then draw two squares with a side length of 0.25 cm.
  3. Cut all figures with the cutter and cover them with tape, so that they become waterproof.
  4. Glue the pieces of cardboard together, creating a rectangle that has only three sides. The fourth page leaves you open.
  5. In the drinking cup, mix the decorative concrete by following the instructions on the bag.
  6. Using the needle, make small holes in the two longer opposite sides of the rectangular shape and pull the chain through.
  7. Pour the concrete into the mold and let it dry for 24 hours.
  8. After the concrete has dried well, remove the mold.
  9. With the sanding paper you grind the concrete trailer until its surface becomes smooth.
  10. Now decorate the concrete trailer. Here’s how: Stick a little tape on it at a height of 1 cm. Color the bottom part of the concrete trailer with golden paint and let it dry.
  11. After the paint has dried, remove the tape.

DIY with concrete: DIY coasters

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options


Materials:

  • white concrete
  • a drinking mug in which you mix the concrete
  • a wooden stick with which you stir the concrete
  • carton
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • golden color
  • brush
  • duct tape
  • abrasive paper
  • Dust mask, goggles and gloves

Make mold for the coaster

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

  1. Draw a hexagon on the cardboard with a side of 3 cm and cut it.
  2. Then draw a rectangle with a width of 4 cm and a length of 18 cm and cut it too.
  3. Divide the rectangle into 6 equal parts. Cut small triangles (see the picture above) that will help you attach the rectangle to the hexagon.
  4. Cover the two pieces of cardboard with tape to make them waterproof.
  5. Glue the two pieces so that they get a hexagonal shape.
  6. Mix the concrete by following the instructions on the bag. If the concrete contains pebbles, etc., use a strainer to remove them.
  7. Pour a bit of concrete into the mold and let it dry for 24 hours.
  8. After the concrete has dried well, remove it from the mold.
  9. Sand the coaster with sandpaper until it becomes smooth.
  10. Depending on your preferences decorate your coaster with golden color.

Avocado Teelichthalter

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Concrete can also be used to make cool tealight holders . We show you two examples in this article.

Materials:

  • white concrete
  • Reed avocado
  • knife
  • spoon
  • toothpick
  • Vessel in which you mix the concrete
  • cooking spray
  • Dust mask, goggles and gloves
  1. Place the avocado on a secure surface and cut in half.
  2. With a spoon, remove the pulp and the kernel (do not throw it away).
  3. Pierce two toothpicks in the avocado core. So you can easily remove it later from the tealight holder.
  4. Mix the concrete by following the instructions on the bag.
  5. Spray the inside of the avocado peel with cooking spray and pour concrete into it so that the shell is about 3/4 full.
  6. Spray the avocado kernel with cooking spray and dab it in the concrete. Press it so that it is dipped to its half. Also, make sure it stays in the middle.
  7. Let your tealight holder dry for 24 hours.
  8. After the concrete has dried well, remove the avocado skin and the avocado core.

Tealight holder, decorated with lace

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options


Materials:

  • concrete
  • Paper cup in which you mix the concrete
  • wooden sticks
  • two available containers, one of which should be smaller
  • Lace Tape
  • abrasive paper
  • tongs
  • Metermaß
  • coins
  • cooking spray
  • Dust mask, goggles and gloves
  1. Measure the circumference of the larger container with the meter.
  2. Cut a piece of lace tape of this length and glue it to the inside of the container.
  3. Now mix a little bit of concrete (its quantity depends on the size of the container you have selected) by following the instructions on the bag. It would be better if you mix a bit more concrete than you need. If the concrete contains pebbles, etc., use a strainer to remove them.
  4. Now spray the interior of the larger container with cooking spray. Put concrete in it so that it covers the top tape.
  5. Dip the smaller container in it and squeeze so that only about 1 cm of concrete remains on the floor. Center it and next fill it with a few coins.
  6. Let the concrete dry for 24 hours.
  7. After the concrete has dried well, you should easily remove the larger container.
  8. Peel off the tip tape and use the pliers to remove the smaller container.
  9. Let the tealight holder dry for another 12 hours.
  10. Take sandpaper and sand the top of the tealight holder until it becomes smooth.

Crafting with concrete: ring stand

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Materials:

  • concrete
  • Paper cup in which you mix the concrete
  • Wooden sticks with which you stir the concrete
  • carton
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • duct tape
  • plastic sheet
  • abrasive paper
  • golden color
  • brush
  • Dust mask, goggles and gloves

Toppings – Template

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

  1. First, make the toppings. Instructions: Draw the above figure on the box and cut it out. Roll them so that you make a tip bag and then glue the ends.
  2. Mix the concrete by following the instructions on the bag. If the concrete contains pebbles, etc., use a strainer to remove them.
  3. Pour the concrete into the pastry bag so that it is filled to the brim.
  4. Cover the tip bag with plastic wrap and leave to dry with the opening facing up for 24 hours.
  5. After the concrete has dried well, remove the cardboard and sand your ring stand until it becomes smooth.
  6. Now you can decorate the ring stand with golden color. Take the brush and decorate it to your liking.
  7. Let it stand aside until the paint dries and that’s all.

A great garden decoration: DIY concrete hands

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Materials:

  • concrete
  • Bucket or other container in which you mix the concrete
  • Plants of your choice
  • Gardening gloves
  • garden trowel
  • scissors
  • Dust mask, goggles and gloves
  1. Mix the concrete by following the instructions on the bag. If the concrete contains pebbles, etc., use a strainer to remove them.
  2. Take the garden gloves and start filling them carefully with concrete. Make sure that there is no air in it.
  3. With the pair of scissors cut 5 lines of the little finger of the gloves along and put them together. Give it a bit of concrete, so that the two gloves form a whole.
  4. Now form your fingers as you like and let the gloves dry for 24 hours.
  5. Then cut the gloves with the scissors and remove them from the concrete hands.
  6. Decorate your concrete hands with your favorite flowers.

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

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Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Stylish jewelry box made of concrete, decorated with golden paint

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Making flowerpots made of concrete yourself

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

A creative easter egg: eggs made of concrete

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Tinker with concrete: tealight pillow

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

DIY concrete handles

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

Crafting with concrete: a material, countless design options

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