Concrete

Handmade Painted Concrete Picture Frame

After seeing a DIY concrete covered counter top on Kara Paslay Designs the other month, I got inspired to paint with concrete!  The key to successfully coating objects with concrete is proper surface preparation and product selection.  If the concrete doesn’t adhere properly to the surface, it can chip and break away even under the slightest contact. […]

Handmade Leather Bottom Concrete Coasters

Every year for my Lumberjack’s birthday, I like to throw at least one handmade gift into the mix.  I’ve been experimenting with concrete ad nauseam over the past month; different consistencies, additives, molds, textures, dyes, etc…and after a significant number of practice runs, I decided to make him some leather bottom concrete coasters. The part […]

Handmade Concrete Catch-All

I love working with concrete, whether it’s making complex lamp-shades and planters or simple vases and candle holders.  If you do your research and plan ahead, fast-setting concrete is surprisingly fun and easy to work with.  There are a wide variety of everyday items that make excellent concrete molds and this DIY is a perfect […]