Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been the kind of crafter who goes through total phases and gets really obsessed with my favourite technique du jour. It might only last a few days, but there have definitely been times where I’ve gone on total kicks doing the same kind of craft one after the other in different ways for weeks or even months at a time! That’s how I’ve been lately with DIY concrete crafts. There’s just something about molding our very own shapes and objects from total scratch using DIY fine particle cement that I really love! I’ve been making all kinds of things and finding some of them actually quite useful so, when I found myself wishing I had some kind of dish to put change, keys, and knick knacks in on the front table in the foyer, I decided that I’d rather make one of my own rather than buying one. That’s how this little concrete bowl came to be!
I’ve always loved following tutorials written by other crafting enthusiasts, so sometimes I like to return the favour by documenting my own crafting processes for other people to try out for themselves 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 paintbrush
- Acrylic paint (mint and purple)
- Folding utility knife
- Plastic orb (I used half a plastic tree ornament)
- Empty tape roll
- Hot glue
Gather your materials!
Cut a piece of cardboard that’s small enough for you to work with easily and won’t take up your whole table, but that’s still large enough to fit the whole circumference of your empty tape ring onto its surface if you lay it flat. Apply hot glue around the edge of the entire ring on one side and stick it down on the cardboard to create a circular mold with a cardboard bottom. This will be the shape that you make your cement bowl in.