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DIY concrete decor ideas to try

by Bob Hummer 10/25/2022

When you encounter the term “DIY concrete,” you might think of giant cement mixtures and building foundations, not something you’d typically need for DIY projects. Don’t worry, there are many much smaller DIY projects you can accomplish with concrete to make your own unique decor. Here are some DIY concrete ideas to consider:

Concrete coasters

While coasters are often considered purely utilitarian household items, they can also be stylish decorative pieces. It’s simple to create your own set of DIY concrete coasters for a rustic or industrial vibe. All you need is a plastic container lid to use as a mold, and you can mix your concrete at home.

What’s great about this DIY concrete project is that you can use it for different sizes as long as you have the right lid. Consider making a matching trivet for a unique dining room set.

Concrete tea light holders

If you enjoy the cheerful glow of tea light candles, consider building your own tea light holder out of concrete. This DIY concrete project is as simple as building or finding a mold for the size and shape of base you want. Then, using either metal or PVC pipes, create perfect tea light-sized holes in the concrete as it sets. For additional customization, try mixing in a colored concrete stain or adding a painted design afterward.

Concrete planter pots

Concrete is an excellent material for making sturdy and minimalist planters for your houseplants. You can even use plastic nursery pots as a mold for the inside of the planter to create the perfect size. Either create your DIY concrete planters as decorative cache pots, or use a rotary drill to add drainage holes on the bottom.

Once you have a set of your own concrete planters, your plant collection will fit perfectly with a rustic or industrial-style interior design.

There are countless ways to use concrete to make your home decor. Consider these ideas as a place to begin if you’re interested in trying your DIY concrete project.

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