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

Concrete is such a versatile material used in a lot of DIY projects. Put in a mold, it can sometimes surprise you with how it turns out. 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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