DIY Concrete Coasters

These DIY concrete coasters are perfect for housewarming or wedding presents.
These DIY concrete coasters are perfect for housewarming or wedding presents.

Concrete is the most widely used man-made building material. Without it, modern life would be inconceivable. However, in cities and urban hubs, we see only its rigidity and lifelessness, if we look at it all.

The cold hard fact is that concrete is used in a lot of creative DIY projects! The medium might seem like a material more fit for someone in construction but it is actually pretty easy to use and highly versatile. The beauty of concrete lies in the raw, textured touch and modern appeal suitable for edgy designs and more.

Put in a mold, it can sometimes surprise you with its appearance and versatility. I’ve done a number of concrete projects in the past – candle holders, letters, and sculptures. I must say they almost always turn out pretty great.

See those exquisite patterns? The details are amazing!
See those exquisite patterns? The details are amazing!

Here’s another addition to projects involving concrete: coasters. A bunch of these will make great housewarming or wedding presents. Because they’re DIY, you can customize them according to each recipient. You can engrave a name or whatever, it’s really up to you.

You just need four major ingredients: a CD case, large leaf, concrete, and water. And then that’s it. Check out the complete list below.

Materials:

  • CD cases
  • Large Leaves (Look for any that have a nice vein pattern and are not too fuzzy)
  • Rapid Set Cement All concrete
  • Water
  • Dust mask
  • Rubber gloves
  • flat surface/table (cover or protect for working with the concrete)

Tools:

  • stir spoon
  • Mixing container

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Thanks to MadeByBarb for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

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