Like me, have you always been a fan of monogram based art? I’ve always just thought that the sense of personalization and customizing that comes with creating handmade initials feels quite satisfying. From there, I fell in love with just plain artistic lettering of all kinds! That worked quite well in combination with my newfound love for working with DIY concrete. That’s why, when I sat down to make some more concrete letter art recently, I decided to document the whole process so that other people can learn how it’s done as well.
If you’d like to try making concrete letters, check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d prefer to follow along with a video tutorial, scroll to the end of this post to find exactly what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Hot glue
- DIY fine particle cement
- A plate
- A spoon
- A paintbrush
- Gold paint
- Sand paper
Gather your materials!
On one of your pieces of cardboard, draw out the block shape of your first letter. Here, I chose to create the phrase “Home”, so I started with an H.
Cut your letter H out with your scissors.
Use the edge of your H like a ruler to to sketch out pieces that are the same length and width of each of your H’s edges, drawn wide enough that, if propped against those edges, you’d have a hollow space inside about an inch deep. So, for my H, I needed two long pieces the length of the sides for the outer edges of my 3D letter, six shorter pieces for the inside edges and the horizontal crossing, and four square pieces for the top and bottom edges of the long pieces.