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.
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.
- CD cases
- Large Leaves (Look for any that have a nice vein pattern and are not too fuzzy)
- Rapid Set Cement All concrete
- Dust mask
- Rubber gloves
- flat surface/table (cover or protect for working with the concrete)
- stir spoon
- Mixing container
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Thanks to MadeByBarb for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…