These concrete DIY's belong at the top of your to-do list

We have 3 super simple DIY's for you – and we promise the hardest part is mixing the concrete!

One of the hottest DIY trends out there is anything and everything you can make with a bag of cement. The hardest part is mixing it. (And it's not that hard!) After that, you're good to go.

Ring holder

What you'll need:

  • Quick-setting cement
  • Clear tape
  • Duct tape
  • Contact paper
  • Disposable mixing cup
  • Mixing stick
  • Nail polish (optional)

Directions:

1. Make a cone shape with the contact paper, shiny side on the inside and tape the seam with clear tape. Add a layer of duct tape on top of clear tape to securely seal seam.

2. Mix cement according to manufacturer's instructions.

3. Make holes in the bottom of tin can or plastic bucket. Place cones in holes. Fill cone ¾ full with cement in to dry.

4. Let set for at least 20 hours.

5. Slowly remove tape and then slowly remove contact paper.

6. Paint as desired with nail polish (optional).

Door stop

What you'll need:

  • Quick-setting cement
  • Rope (or old belt & eye bolt)
  • Molds: juice container, round plastic container (in desired shape) with smooth plastic or waxed interior
  • Felt floor protectors
  • Fine-grit sandpaper

Directions:

1. Pour mixture into the mold. Shake and tap to the bottom to eliminate the bubbles.

2. As cement begins to set, place rope (or belt/eye bolt combo) in the centre of the cement. Hold in position until it no longer feels like it's going to sink into the cement.

3. Allow to dry for 20 hours.

4. Lightly sand to smooth out any uneven texture.

5. Attach felt feet on bottom to prevent the floor from scratches.

Stool

What you'll need:

  • Quick-setting cement
  • 1 ¼" Diameter wooden dowel
  • 5 Gallon bucket (with smooth bottom)
  • Fine-grit sandpaper

Directions:

1. Mix cement directly in bucket, ensuring there is 3-4" of cement in the bucket once mixed.

2. Tap out any bubbles.

3. Cut 3 pieces of wood dowel 16" long.

4. Place the legs in the bucket, equidistant from each other, leaning them against the sides. Secure dowel to side of bucket with a small piece of duct tape to hold in place.

5. Allow to dry for 20 hours. Bend the sides of the bucket outwards a few times in each direction to loosen the concrete; then pull the stool out by the legs.

6. Lightly sand to smooth out any uneven texture.

7. Paint legs, if desired.

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