To be honest, concrete might not be the top pick for many of our fellow DIY addicts – it gives an industrial vibe, almost as if it belonged with construction workers and buildings instead of DIY projects.
But like everything else, it all depends on the perspective.
Concrete is one of the most versatile instruments available, and a must try for every creative soul out there. Get your hands dirty by checking the most amazing DIY concrete projects.
1. DIY Concrete Fire Bowls
Fire decorations are as warm to the senses as the fire itself. They are cozy by nature, and we cannot help but associate them with the warm delight of cuddling on a winter night by the fireplace.
This DIY tutorial will take you there. The concrete fire bowl will take only over 30 minutes to make and only requires concrete, a plastic bowl, rocks, and fire gel. Too easy to be true!
2. DIY Minimalistic Concrete Clock
No matter how chic your home is, every decoration style can benefit from a single industrial item, be it to highlight the delicate beauty around it or to cause a striking impression upon first glance.
This concrete clock is precisely the thing you need for such purposes. Beautiful in a rough way, it’s impressive to look at, lighter than it seems, and impossibly easy to make.
3. DIY Concrete iPad Stand
Tablets, particularly iPads, need to have a functional stand. Whether it is because your neck hurts or because it’s easier to enjoy the content with free hands, it is almost indispensable to own one.
But what if you could make it?
This tutorial hits the spot when it comes to DIY iPad stands – it uses concrete to ensure sturdy and stable support, while its monolithic and simplistic design is bound to do wonders for those that prefer minimalistic decorations.
4. DIY Concrete Magnets
I don’t think any of us associates concrete with cute fridge magnets—it’s perhaps the last material we’d consider for such a usual deco spot.
But once you see how cute and simple they are, I’m sure you’ll change your mind and rush to make as many of these as you can. I know I did.
All it takes is a silicone ice cube tray, magnets, concrete, and items to mix it in – that’s it!
5. DIY Lace Cement Votive
Who says industrial-looking concrete cannot be delicate and chic?
To anyone believing this, allow me to introduce you to these precious votives. Designed in cement and displaying lovely lace patterns, it mixes the best of both worlds into one beautiful item.
Thanks to this DIY, you can make as many as you want from scratch with things you already have at home. Cheap, accessible and beautiful – give it a go!
We already saw how delicate concrete could be – why not make it classy and elegant as well? Industrial concrete, meet sophisticated gold.
Following the instructions of this tutorial will help you to design from scratch a highly innovative plant pot. It mixes a concrete structure with details shaped in gold leaf, making it versatile enough to match any garden, backyard, or even indoor style.
7. DIY Chessboard in Concrete
If you or your loved ones are fans of the most intellectual of games, don’t miss out the chance to design a robust, high-quality chessboard to suit your needs.
I’m not going to lie, – this project requires more materials and care than most, but the final result is worth it.
If you can access to mosaic tiles, foam walls and galvanized sheets alongside the concrete, don’t hesitate to give your chess games a touch of stylishness.
8. DIY Marbled Concrete Planters
Planters and pots are the quintessential concrete items. Why not? Both concrete and cement are tailor-made for garden and backdoor items, so it’s natural we’re overflowing with DIY planter tutorials, each designed to suit a particular taste.
This one, however, is bound to please even the harshest of tastes. Why? Because we can turn tough concrete into marble.
All you require is concrete, pigments, silicone molds, and supplies you already have at home! – as easy as that!
9. DIY Concrete Bowl Lamp
Build from scratch a lamp straight out of a sci-fi flick with simple concrete tools in the blink of an eye. Doesn’t it sound tempting?
This futurist lamp has a creative design that hides a big secret – it’s almost bafflingly easy to make, and you can use materials you must have lying around! Bowls, bottles, and concrete are the basis for one of the most original devices you’ve seen.
Get ready to get your hands dirty, because concrete is one of your biggest DIY allies!