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DIY Concrete Card Holder

Whether you’re a very enthusiastic dinner host who loves setting out place cards, an avid note taker who likes to leave reminders for yourself at your desk, or the kind of birthday lover who enjoys giving useful little homemade gifts with your well-wishes, I’d be willing to bet that you’re going to love my latest crafting idea just as much as I did! In a surprise to essentially no one, I’ve been making things with DIY concrete again. It’s simply my new favourite! A few days ago I came up with the idea of using DIY concrete and upcycled clothespins to make little card holders and I was so pleased with the results that I’ve already finished several; a couple for myself and a few to give as gifts.

Card concrete holder

I’m a big fan of keeping track of my crafting steps so I can show other DIY enthusiasts how I made things if the ask, and these card holders were no exception. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.

For this project, you’ll need:

  • DIY fine particle cement
  • Water
  • A spoon
  • Tape
  • Oil
  • A paintbrush
  • A folding utility knide
  • An empty yogurt cup
  • A clothespin
  • Paint (white and blue)

Step 1:

Gather your materials!

Concrete card holder

Step 2:

Use your utility knife to carefully cut your yogurt cup to the heigh you want; I wanted my concrete card holder to be bout three inches tall, so I trimmed my cup to a heigh of four inches to leave a bit of excess space to work with in order to avoid spills. You’ll work with the lower half that still has a bottom on it.

Concrete card holder cutting

Concrete card holder half

Step 3:

Use your spoon to mix your DIY fine particle concrete until you have the right consistency. Follow the directions on the back of your package to get the ratio of water to powdered mix right, since it can vary from brand to brand. Next, use a paintbrush to coat the inside of your yogurt cup in oil to stop it from sticking to your concrete as your new piece dries.

Concrete card holder prepare mix

Concrete card holder mixing concrete powder