9 Cool Things you Should Make with Cement this Weekend

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)

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(@hollabee_bianca) (@hollabee_bianca)

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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subtle takeover (@subtle_takeover)

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

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Steph Coathupe (@Tepshie)

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

Andrew

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

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

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

Pocket Mouse (@TinyMittenMouse)

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

Danielle Hardy

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

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Nancy

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(@neawear) (@neawear)

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

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

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

Michelle McKane

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@EconomixAU

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

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

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

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?

Richard Thompson

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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