9 Cool Things you to Make with Concrete / Cement

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) How to make a concrete vase with a mailing tube!

2.  How to add color to concrete (from me)

3. Knotted cement rope idea from Craft Berry Bush

4. Ikea hack concrete table lamp DIY (from me)

5. DIY cement ring holders from We Love Handmade

6. DIY desk accessory made of concrete

7. Copper and concrete plant stand from Camille Styles

8. DIY concrete lamp idea from Instructables

9. Concrete Cinderblock Centerpieces

And as a little bonus project, this colored plaster DIY I created is similar to concrete and can be recreated using either material. 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!

-Brittni

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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.

Cement Science

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(@unanimous_craft) (@unanimous_craft)

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(@papernstitch) (@papernstitch)

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

FIDM San Francisco (@fidmsf)

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)

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

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Nancy

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

Danielle Hardy

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

Pocket Mouse (@TinyMittenMouse)

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!

Ella

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.

brianne

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

Andrew

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Steph Coathupe (@Tepshie)

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

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subtle takeover (@subtle_takeover)

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

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