Every once in a while, I like to teach myself how to work with a new crafting material. Learning a new technique feels exciting and fresh when you’re someone who has been in the DIY fame as long as I have an has tried so many different things already! My latest obsession is making simple things from DIY concrete that you can mix at home. Recently, I had the idea to make my own miniature flower vase and I was so pleased with the outcome that I just couldn’t help making another one to outline so that everyone else can follow along as well.
Check out these photos and written instructions to learn how I made these lovely little concrete flower pot! If you’d prefer to follow along with a video tutorial instead, scroll to the bottom of this post to find one.
For this project, you’ll need:
- A juice box
- A plastic cup
- Fine particle cement
- A plate
- A spoon
- An abrasive block
- Paint (dark and light blue)
- A paintbrush
Gather your materials!
Cut the top half of the juice box off so that you have an open tray piece a few inches tall.
Place your plastic cup inside the open and newly cut box so it stands in the centre. Cut two long strips of tape and use them to stabilize the cup in the centre, stretching and crossing them over the top of the cup and sticking the ends down on the sides of the box.
Pour water into your DIY concrete mix and stir it until the consistency is right. Follow the instructions on the package of the specific mix you bought to get the right ratio of water to powder, since different brands vary.