Though real Christmas trees are wonderful, not all of us have the time, space, or energy to deal with them. So if your tastes lean to the more industrial, minimalist side of things, you can make your own little Christmas trees out of cement. These concrete Christmas trees are reusable, require no maintenance, and you don’t have to worry about ornaments or lights. Of course, there’s no reason you can’t have both a real tree and some of these mini ones. Continue Reading
Our house lacks closet space, especially by the entryway… so I've always wanted a fun coat rack that I could put near the door. But if you've ever tried to buy a coat rack online, you know that it's hard to find a cool one – and the ones that are attractive usually have crazy price tags to match. So of course I decided to make one! Keep reading to check out the instructions for this super easy wood and cement coat rack. Continue Reading
I've tried multiple techniques for organizing earrings over the years, but dangling earrings tend to be more difficult to organize in an easy-to-manage way. Luckily, this simple DIY concrete earring tree does the trick and makes the perfect spot to hang several pairs of dangling earrings in a way that's easy to grab what I want and head out the door.
This simple T-stand style earring organizer is thin and light, so it's easy to store on your dresser, a shelf or even on your bathroom countertop. Continue Reading
Usually around the Curbly neighborhood, we talk about renters who are itching to make improvements to their space. Well, in this case, we’re talking about a landlord who was itching to make improvements to her rental property. Katie, the property’s owner, was faced with a–let’s face it–disaster in the kitchen when her most recent tenants moved out. (Evidence pictured above.) A shame, really, considering what the kitchen looked like originally when Katie did her first quick kitchen re-do three years ago when she bought the property. Continue Reading
Rope, concrete, and an empty milk carton or two are all you need to make your own version of these modern door stoppers!
Alicja Urbaniak, the blogger behind HOMEmade MAKEOVERS, created these simple door stoppers from the materials listed above. While I love the look of her original pieces, it would be fun to play around with different shapes and molds!
Create some gorgeous and unique candle holders using concrete and something you’ve got in your freezer!
Every now and then, I come across a blog that I have to stalk regularly. That’s exactly how I feel with the blog, Homey Oh My!. So much eye candy, including these DIY candle holders. They’re made with cement and a funky ice tray! Visit Homey Oh My! for the full how-to!
I am always hunting for cool planters but I rarely find one that I like and when I do, it’s usually out of my price range. So when I found this DIY for a modern, minimal planter made of cement, I was pretty excited.
The editor of Sugar & Charm came up with this great weekend (or weekday) project for a cement planter and I now feel the need to put this on my to-do list for the weekend. Continue Reading
Cement used to be one of those intimidating mediums that was only used for sidewalks and garage floors. Not anymore! These days, people are using cement for all kinds of projects. I’m a particular fan of these custom letters!
Concrete, cement, and cinder block are all pretty mundane building materials. But with some creativity and elbow grease, you can put them to work transforming your outdoor space into a stylish living area! We’ve found some awesome projects for you to try: a cinder block bench, coffee table, planters, and more! Here are 12 awesome DIY projects to try this spring:
We like using ShapeCrete for the more creative projects. It’s moldable like clay but hardens like concrete.