Cement decorations may not look very attractive to spruce up your home, but hear us out. They are fairly inexpensive to manufacture and only require a little time and effort. Not to mention, they’ll look great with just about any decor and wall color.
It may sound strange, but concrete and cement home decorations have become more popular recently. A simple Google search reveals tons of different ideas using cement. Here are a few that you can find online:
- light tea candle holders
- hand jewelry holder
- table lamps
- Wall clocks
The list goes on, but you get the idea. Cement is incredibly versatile and provides a neutral backdrop for countless design options. Today’s decorating trends show that it serves a greater purpose than just flooring or foundations for homes. It is a sturdy material that does not require much maintenance, apart from dusting or mopping occasionally.
So, if you want to get in on the cement-making trend, read on for some cool decorating ideas.
Here are some amazing cement decorations that you can make for your home:
What will you need to do the cement decorations:
- Thick gloves
- Large container for mixing the cement.
- Wooden spoon or paint stirrer
- Cutting base
- Painter’s tape (mask)
- Small plastic bucket
- Wooden rod
- Sanding block
- Medium size plastic bag
- Pair of scissors
- 1L high plastic water bottle
- A small piece of rope
- Colored ribbon
Cement decorations that you can make for your home:
Try these ideas.
1 – Paper towel holder
- To do this, start by putting on your gloves to mix the cement.
- Take the large bowl and fill it with a few cups of cement.
- Pour enough water into the container to cover the cement almost completely.
- Then mix it with the paint shaker until all the lumps are gone.
- Now, get out your little plastic bucket. Place it on your cutting mat or some other surface that you don’t mind getting dirty.
- Now pour enough mixture into the bucket to create a paper towel holder (about 1 1 1/2 inches thick).
- Remove two pieces of painter’s tape and place them side by side and vertically on top of the cube.
- Take your wooden dowel and glue it through the middle of the pieces of tape. Push it halfway through the mixture and let it dry.
- Once dry, remove the pieces of tape and carefully remove the paper towel holder from the bucket.
- Use the sanding block to smooth the surface of the cement on the top and sides of the bracket. Once you are satisfied with its appearance, put down a paper towel roll and enjoy your masterpiece.
2 – Jewelry / key / sundries holder
- Put on your gloves first. Next, take the plastic bag and fill it about 1/3 full with the cement mix.
- Squeeze the air out of the bag and seal it tightly. Now, turn it on its side and put a somewhat heavy object in the middle, like a candy jar. Let it dry.
- When it’s dry, take the jar out of the bag. Then use scissors to open the bag.
- Remove the cement decoration and use the sanding block once more to remove any rough edges.
- Use the holder to store your keys, jewels, Or any item you like!
- For this one, first, find a small piece of string. Make sure it has knots at each end.
- Use a small knife or box cutter to cut the water bottle. You want the bottom to be slightly larger than the top.
- Fill the bottom half of the bottle almost to the top with cement. Leave about a half inch of headroom at the top.
- Now, shake the bottle to remove the lumps. Grab the rope and push it into the bottle, making sure the knots are covered. Let it dry.
- Use a knife or scissors to cut the bottle from your cement decoration.
- Now you know the drill – use the sanding block to smooth the top and sides.
- Place three strips of colored tape around the cement if desired. This touch adds color and will make it look more aesthetically appealing. Now you have a cute and interesting doorstop that you made yourself!
4 – Other tips for these cement decorations
- Note that you can always paint the cement if you don’t like the drab gray color. Add an extra step, but it will bring more color and life to the room.
- If you enjoyed these projects, you could create even more fantastic elements with cement! We gave you some ideas above to get you started.
- If you’ve never worked with cement before, you’re probably wondering where to buy it. First, look for ready-mixed cement at local home improvement stores. They should have several inexpensive options.
- Always be sure to cover your skin and wear gloves when working with cement. According to OSHA, wet cement can cause skin irritation and even blisters in some cases.
- Concrete generally sets in 24-48 hours. So to be safe, you should probably wait at least two days before sanding the items.
- If you spill cement, try to clean it up right away. If it’s dry, use a simple soap solution to lubricate it. Next, use a metal putty knife to lift the cement off the surface.
Final thoughts on these amazing cement decorations for your home
As you can see, these cement decorations can bring new life to your home. They are inexpensive to manufacture and will last forever due to their durability. It is also fun to do something yourself that has a purpose in your home. They are decorative cement pieces, but also very functional.
You no longer have to replace your paper towel holder because your new cement will stand the test of time. The keychain also provides a good place to store essential items. Finally, you no longer have to deal with doors that mysteriously close with their cement stop.
Do you have any ideas for concrete decoration? Let us know in the comments!