5 Charming Cement Crafts | DIY Home Decor

It's spring cleaning season, which means that plenty of homes are getting a serious scrubbing! It feels great to get things looking squeaky clean again, but if you're like us, then getting rid of all of those cobwebs also brings out the boring old household fixtures that need an update. Unlike deep cleaning, making new decorations for your home can be super fun, so break out some cement and give these 5 DIY projects a try! From a beautiful soap dish to chic candle holders, these cement crafts will help you give your house a fresh look – and have fun doing it. With these DIY ideas by your side, your living space will transform from boring to beautiful in no time!

1. Wine & Dine Gel Candle

You'll Need:

  • cardboard box
  • cement
  • wine glass
  • fork
  • utility knife
  • gel candle wax
  • candle wick
  • wooden skewer

Here's How:

1.1 Pour some cement into an empty cardboard box, make sure the surface is level, and position the wine glass sideways in the center of it.

1.2 Pour some more cement into the cardboard box until the about of the wine glass is submerged. Use a fork to make an elegant pattern in the wet cement, then let it harden.

1.3 Once the cement has hardened, use a utility knife to cut off the cardboard box. Stand the cement block upright so that the wine glass is facing upwards. Place a candle wick in the wine glass and balance a wooden skewer on the lip of the glass to keep the candle wick upright. Melt the gel candle wax and pour it into the wine glass.

1.4 Let the gel candle wax set and light up your gorgeous new candle!

2. A-door-able Door Stopper

You'll Need:

  • empty juice carton
  • utility knife
  • tape
  • 2 pieces of wood
  • whisk
  • plastic wrap
  • cement
  • thick rope

Here's How:

2.1 Thoroughly clean an empty juice carton, cut and fold it into the shape of a house, and secure everything in place with tape. Cut out a circular hole on both sides of the juice carton close to the top.

2.2 Place 2 pieces of wood next to each other, leaving a gap about the width of the juice carton in the center. Cut off the bottom of the juice carton and place the house upside down between the 2 pieces of wood. Wrap the handle of a whisk in plastic wrap and slide it through the hole in the roof. Pour cement into the house-shaped juice carton and let it harden.

2.3 Once the cement has hardened, cut off the juice carton and remove the whisk. Thread a thick rope through the hole in the door stopper and tie it together in a knot. Place your door stopper in front of the door and it will definitely stay put from now on!

3. Simple Soap Dish

You'll Need:

  • rectangular plastic mold
  • crayons

Here's How:

3.1 Pour liquid cement into the rectangular plastic mold.

3.2 Break off the tips of the crayons so that they fit inside the plastic mold and lay them side by side in the cement.

3.3 Let the cement dry, remove the crayons, and take the hardened cement out of the plastic mold. Place the soap dish on the sink and you've got a cute new accent for your bathroom!

4. Decorative Serving Tray

You'll Need:

  • springform pan ring
  • cement
  • lace doily 
  • rolling pin

Here's How:

4.1 Spread a thin layer of cement on your work surface, then use the ring from a springform pan to cut the cement into a large circle. Place a lace doily on top and roll over it with a rolling pin to create an imprint in the surface of the cement.

4.2 Remove the lace doily, let the cement harden, and your decorative serving plate is complete!

5. Luminous Candle Lantern

You'll Need:

  • sculptable concrete
  • utility knife
  • circular molds of different sizes (e.g. tealight holder, plastic lid, lip balm cap)
  • plastic wrap
  • cylindrical glass vase
  • parchment paper
  • spray paint

Here's How:

5.1 Line your work surface with a piece of parchment paper and roll the sculptable concrete out into a rectangle. Use a utility knife to cut a slightly curved slope out of the top of the rectangle.

5.2 Use the circular mold to punch holes of different sizes out of the sculptable concrete.

5.3 Wrap the cylindrical glass vase in plastic wrap. Use the parchment paper underneath the sculptable concrete to roll it around the glass vase, then let the concrete harden.

5.4 Take the glass vase out of the center, remove the parchment paper, and color the outside of your new lantern with spray paint.

5.5 Place a candle inside the cylindrical glass vase and place the vase inside its decorative holder. 

These 5 DIY ideas using cement will look stunning in your home. Not only will they add a personal touch, you'll also save money on expensive household items – plus, homemade decor is always twice as nice!

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