For some reason, I’ve been feeling very into DIY concrete crafts lately. There’s just something so satisfying about moulding something from scratch and forming a whole piece yourself! After making several trinkets and decorative things, however, I feel like it’s high time now that I make myself something from concrete that’s a little more practical, even though I still wanted to keep it simple. That’s how I came up with this DIY concrete door stopper idea!
Once I’d stopped one loose door from swinging in the breeze every time I opened the window in my old house, I knew I needed more of them. Now I have several and I’ve bee so happy with them that I decided to make sure other people can learn how they’re done too. 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
- A spoon
- A sandpaper block
- A paintbrush
- A folding utility knife
- Thin rope or thick jute spring
- Paint (black and white)
- An empty chip tube (like Pringles)
Gather your materials!
Use your utility knife to carefully cut your chips tube in half through the cardboard (or into pieces that leaves you with a bottom section about 5inches tall). You’ll be working with the bottom half, so you can discard the top that has a hold in both its ends.
Use your spoon to mix your DIY fine particle concrete mix until it has the right consistency! Follow the directions on the package to get the right ratio of powdered mix to water, since it can vary from brand to brand.