Concrete may not be the first material you think of when it comes to DIY projects, but it’s surprisingly versatile. Whether you’re tackling a big or small project, you can make numerous fun and useful household items using concrete. Many of which only require a single bag of concrete mix. So, if you’re looking for a non-traditional DIY project, look no further than DIY projects with concrete. Your weekend is officially planned out!

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Coasters are an essential household item, and it’s always a good idea to have a few laying around. These DIY concrete coasters are simply elegant and charming. Not to mention, concrete is one of the most durable materials, and it works wonders for keeping water off of your tables. You can also get creative and decorate them with paint or customize them with different shapes and letters.

Cake Stands

In the words of Queen Marie Antoinette, “Let them eat cake”. While most of you would agree that cake is a fundamental food group, it surely deserves a fine place to rest. That being said, these DIY cake stands with concrete are not only cost-effective, but they are simple to make with an old plastic cup and a cake pan as molds. The cake stands are perfect for gifts, parties, or your own home.

Monogrammed Letters/ House Numbers

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Make it personal with custom letters and numbers! You can spell out full words to decorate the home or make house numbers to add a touch of personality to your landscape. For this project, you will need a hollow cardboard letter, a box cutter, disposable gloves, two plastic spoons, a disposable cup, concrete mix, cement color, and water.

Cheese Platter/ Cutting Board

Add a little custom flair to your cutting boards or cheese boards. For this project, you will be using a very thin cement which dries lighter in color and is smoother to the touch. And, although concrete can be heavy, the board is very manageable and lighter than a marble or slate board. The final result is an elegant, sturdy platter that you can use to serve your finest cheeses and hors-d’oeuvres.

Chess Board

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Chess is the ultimate game of skill and intelligence, and it’s often described as a science and a sport. Increase your IQ and make your very own decorative chess board using square mosaic tiles. Then, once you’re finished making the board, you can learn how to play the game. Ha!

We wish you good luck and a good time in creating all of your DIY projects with concrete. Also, don’t forget to visit Cape Ace for your DIY tools and supplies. We would be happy to help you gather everything that you need to finish the project. And, keep the DIY train rolling with some green DIY projects for your home.