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Cement and concrete are not typically my go-to materials for DIYs, but these projects are so neat, they have me convinced I need to make a trip to Home Depot.

By the way… In preparing this post, I discovered that there is a difference between concrete and cement (the words cannot be used interchangeably). Did you know that? So this roundup is actually a combination of cement and concrete projects.

1. (above) Lace Cement Votive DIY

2. How to Make Cement Coasters

3. Concrete Number Plaque DIY

4. Molded Concrete Planters

5. Concrete Bookends DIY

6. Cement Bowl Project

7. Make Cement Garden Stones

8. Concrete Cinderblock Centerpieces

9. Concrete Candle Project

What project do you think would be the easiest to try?

Leave your response in the comments below.

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Have a great weekend!

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Ohlalatuit (@Ohlalatuit) commented on June 22nd, 2012 at 10:12 am

Looking for a fun weekend project? @Papernstitch has nine great options to capitalise on your creativity! http://t.co/EKS8EJdH

IKEA FAMILY LIVE (@IKEAFAMILYLIVE) commented on June 22nd, 2012 at 10:13 am

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(@hollabee_bianca) (@hollabee_bianca) commented on June 22nd, 2012 at 10:18 am

I love the large planter with the succulents! That would look perfect with the mix of planters I have already. I wonder how unwieldy the larger pieces like that are? Might have to give it a shot and find out!

Robin commented on June 22nd, 2012 at 10:33 am

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subtle takeover (@subtle_takeover) commented on June 22nd, 2012 at 10:52 am

Yes. That’s a great one Robin. I would definitely give it shot to see how the larger ones turn out! Good luck.
-Brittni

papernstitch commented on June 22nd, 2012 at 1:50 pm

RT @IKEAFAMILYLIVE: Looking for a fun weekend project? @Papernstitch has nine great options to capitalise on your creativity! http://t.co/EKS8EJdH

Steph Coathupe (@Tepshie) commented on June 22nd, 2012 at 6:28 pm

The bowl for certain, I once found instructions on a DIY show. Pretty!!

Andrew commented on June 22nd, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Thank you thank you for pointing out the cement/concrete difference. I know most people don’t know (and i didn’t before architecture school either), but as an architect its just one of those things I pick up on. Love that you mentioned it, and I LOVE all these projects.
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brianne commented on June 23rd, 2012 at 12:14 am

So nice to see one of my projects alongside these others.
I’m an architect and almost never talk about cement as a material. It felt so unnatural calling it a cement bowl….but that’s what it is!
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Ella commented on June 23rd, 2012 at 1:13 am

cool things to make with cement and concrete :) http://t.co/exmfz7Au

Pocket Mouse (@TinyMittenMouse) commented on June 25th, 2012 at 12:12 am

I love concrete..and cement :) They just create such a cool industrial feel. Such great ideas for DIY project!

Danielle Hardy commented on June 27th, 2012 at 2:51 am

i love them all! a very unique material and dyi ideas!

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Nancy commented on June 27th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Cement isn’t just for stepping stones- check out this cement craft roundup: http://t.co/bdRtk9vx Cement avail. here: http://t.co/NyMcRrfO

Official Hobby Lobby (@hobbylobbystore) commented on June 30th, 2012 at 11:30 am

Ever think about getting crafty w/ CEMENT?! @papernstitch has 9 DIYs using this unusual material: http://t.co/W2uAGUpk #TutorialTuesday

FIDM San Francisco (@fidmsf) commented on July 3rd, 2012 at 1:15 pm

RT @fidmsf: Ever think about getting crafty w/ CEMENT?! @papernstitch has 9 DIYs using this unusual material: http://t.co/W2uAGUpk #TutorialTuesday

(@papernstitch) (@papernstitch) commented on July 3rd, 2012 at 9:57 pm

RT @fidmsf: Ever think about getting crafty w/ CEMENT?! @papernstitch has 9 DIYs using this unusual material: http://t.co/W2uAGUpk #TutorialTuesday

(@unanimous_craft) (@unanimous_craft) commented on July 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 pm

9 objets à réaliser avec du ciment (via @papernstitch) http://t.co/CDCvmmGW #FLTM #DIY

(@Visetcornets) (@Visetcornets) commented on July 3rd, 2012 at 10:01 pm

RT @Visetcornets: 9 objets à réaliser avec du ciment (via @papernstitch) http://t.co/CDCvmmGW #FLTM #DIY

(@neawear) (@neawear) commented on July 4th, 2012 at 11:44 am

I think we can make almost everything using cement, the point is you should have a mold to make the expected shape of your item, and also make sure no cracks occur when you cast it.
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Cement Science commented on July 8th, 2012 at 7:22 am

Are you using a quick-setting concrete mix (“Quick-crete” I think it may be called) or regular concrete/cement/mortar mix … which takes longer. Just want to be sure I get the right product. Love the instructions, thanks!

Prairie commented on July 18th, 2012 at 8:29 am

I just love the feel of concrete. It’s so cute and yet its so dirty and grimy. Love the work.

Michelle McKane commented on November 13th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Here is a list of 9 cool DIY ideas you can try this weekend using cement! http://t.co/lgIeIzCp73 http://t.co/0QHsuwnq7e

@EconomixAU commented on March 1st, 2013 at 12:19 am

Cool projects. I want to make a bird bath with wavy edge and a print inside. I have one in plastic . Any suggestions on making a mold . Thanks

cindy commented on March 30th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Hi Cindy…If you want to make a super basic bird bath, you could use a large cup or small pail for the base and pour cement in. And then for the ‘bath’ part, you could use a very large bowl – pour in the cement and then place a smaller bowl on top to sandwich the cement in between. Break away the bowls from the concrete once dry (and do the same for the base) and you have a simple bird bath. It’s kind of hard to explain without photos, but I hope that helps. Good luck!
-Brittni

papernstitch commented on March 31st, 2013 at 6:46 pm

These are some original ideas. I never thought about using cement to make a pot or a bowl. I love the look. It’s very modern

Ron commented on April 3rd, 2013 at 5:59 pm

This is awesome! I never really thought of these applications for cement. Do they sell small enough bags so that I don’t end up with a bunch left over?
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Richard Thompson commented on April 23rd, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Cool! I want to try the no 3. Concrete Number Plaque DIY. And then I will put it on our garden.

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