Make DIY Mini Concrete Christmas Trees


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

Make This! DIY Contemporary Wood and Concrete Coat Rack

DIY Wood and Cement Coat Rack
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

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

Organize Dangling Earrings with this DIY Concrete Earring Tree

Organize Dangling Earrings with this DIY Concrete Earring Tree

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

Rental Kitchen Gets MUCH Needed Makeover

Rental Kitchen Disaster
Photo: Creative Living

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

How To: Make Modern Door Stoppers with Concrete and Rope

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!

Check out the full tutorial on HOMEmade MAKEOVERS.

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Make It: DIY Ombre Candle Holders Using An Ice Tray

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!

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How to: Make an Easy Cement Planter

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

Make It: Create Your Own Cement Letters

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!       


Follow this simple tutorial by Stephanie of Henry Happened and you can have your own concrete letters to grace your garden, your bedroom, or any other place your heart desires! 

DIY Cement Letters by [Henry Happened]

How To: Make a Modern, Trough-Style Concrete Planter

I shared 12 (super rad) outdoor projects that use concrete yesterday, but I’m just going to have to make it 13! This project is too easy and too awesome not to share.      

By now you’ve probably figured out that I’m a huge fan girl of the DIY site HomeMade Modern. If you’re not reading it, get on it! If you are — good on ya. Anyway, back to this modern concrete planter…

Using an old cabinet and some rigid foam boards as a mold, Ben from HomeMade Modern created this trough-style planter, complete with a drainage spigot and casters for easy moving. Continue Reading

12 Awesome Concrete and Cinder Block Outdoor DIY Projects!

cinder block bench, table, chairs, and more!

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:


cinder block bench, table, chairs, and more!


We like using ShapeCrete for the more creative projects. It’s moldable like clay but hardens like concrete. 

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