I’m not even sure I could tell you specifically what I love most about using DIY fine particle concrete in crafting, but I’ve been completely obsessed with it lately! I’ve been practicing using moulds and all kinds of different techniques lately to turn concrete into various types of neat projects, but I’ve only just come across the concept of “concrete dipping” or coating something in a layer of concrete to turn it into a statue or piece that looks like a concrete project. It’s a really neat way to make texture and detail to stand out with a sort of industrial chic style to it. I decided to give it a shot, so I stopped by the dollar store to pick up something little and simple to experiment with and that’s when I came across a series of miniature teddy bears that were very cute indeed. They became my first foray into concrete dipping and I was more than pleased with the first one, so I decided to transform them all!
Naturally, I just had to document the process of at least one of my bears for sharing. 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:
- A small teddy bear
- DIY fine particle cement
- A spoon
- A piece of scrap paper
Gather your materials!
Lay your paper down on your tabletop so you have a covered work surface in case of spills and don’t do any damage with accidental dried cement. In a bowl you don’t mind using for craft supplies, use your spoon to mix water into your DIY fine particle cement mix. Follow the directions on the package carefully in order to get the right ratio of water to mix for the correct consistency, since it can vary from brand to brand.