Thursday, September 25, 2014

Two DIY Geometric Concrete Projects {Sister Inspirations}

Hello, friends! We are excited to be back with a Sister Inspirations post again after our long hiatus. This month we have been crushing on lots of geometric objects, so we decided to create our own. We chose concrete for our material because of its great modern, industrial vibe. Concrete is also surprisingly easy to work with and very inexpensive. The mix costs less than $5 and we hardly used much of the bag for our little projects.



We also have the templates for you to download so that you can easily make your own!

Amy designed an adorable hexagon bowl that is perfect for storing small objects like jewelry. I've been obsessed with succulents for quite awhile and I've been wanting to make a little planter for my coffee table.


You’ll need: 

Quikrete concrete mix, photo paper, packing tape, a printer, scissors, vaseline, and toilet paper roll. We accidentally bought the commercial grade Quikrete, which was completely unnecessary.


Process:

1. Print out the template on photo paper.

2. Cut out and tape up the sides well with packing tape.

3. Coat the inside of the paper with vaseline.

4. Tape off the bottom of the toilet paper roll.



5. Take out any large rock pieces from the concrete mix.

6. Mix the Quikrete with a little bit of water at a time, until you have the consistency of thick pancake batter.

7. Pour concrete into your mold, push the toilet paper down in the mix until you have your desired depth to form the inside of the planter.

8. Let it set until it seems solid but not completely set. Around 18 hours.

9. Peel off the paper, remove toilet paper roll, and continue to let it cure. It should be fully cured after 24 or more hours.


I love the juxtaposition of industrial and natural. You could put a candle in it if you prefer, but I'm in love with the petite planter idea.


Be sure to check out Amy's gorgeous little geometric bowl over at The Happy Tulip. You can download her template there.


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