How to make a cement lace bowl

DIY Cement Lace Bowl

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Feeling crafty? Here’s a little DIY decor project with doilies you can try!

DIY Cement Lace Bowl

Some of you may already have a few lace doily bowls at home right now. But instead of using starch and other fabric stiffeners, this DIY project is done with Portland cement. The result is an equally beautiful yet stronger and more permanent lace bowl!

You can re-purpose old doilies if you have some. Otherwise, you can buy them from thrift stores or yard sales. If you’re feeling extra crafty and you know how to crochet, why not make your own? That should give you more freedom with the design. :)

Do this little cement project to make some decorative accessories, planters or a candle holder. And when you’ve gotten a hold of it, you can then try other materials to make a cement bowl/planter with. Maybe an old drape or extra fabric you have from a previous project?

See our album of cement lace bowls for inspiration, and learn how it’s made by heading over to the step-by-step tutorial linked below!


  • Cotton Doilies
  • Concrete Bonding Additive
  • Portland Cement
  • Water
  • Plastic Sheet
  • Canola Oil Spray
  • Long Gloves, Dust Mask, Safety Glasses
  • 2-in-1 Spray Paint with Primer


  • Plastic Container (as your measuring tool)
  • Fine Sieve
  • Paintbrush
  • Plastic Mold

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Thanks to Sprouts and Stuff for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here