Talking of cement and concrete gives everyone the impression of building up a house and the task of a builder, but not anymore. Cement and concrete has been our friends since the time of the Romans and had been used as something used to build a house or a structure only. However in the modern times, the use of cements have passed that phase and are being used to make things like lamps, candle holders, furnitures and such decorative materials and are extremely popular to be used as a interior designing tool. With the changing times when people find beauty in imperfections too, one can easily take the risk of getting to work with some easy yet great DIY cement projects to boast of!
Some Of The DIY Cement Projects Which One Can Try Are:
Simple coasters can be made of cement in some very easy steps which also helps in decorating the coffee table to a great extent. To make this, one needs a mold for the coasters which one can make by cutting various available cardboard bases from household good packages or maybe the ice cream cup bases cut as desired can help too. To make this one needs to mix cement with water keeping in mind that the density of the paste is proportional to the hardness of the end product. After the base is ready and the cement mixed, one has to pour the contents into the mold and wait for about an hour to let the cement harden and settle down. After it is hard, one just needs to turn it upside down and slowly de-mould it with care. After keeping the hard cement coasters to dry overnight, one can color them as per choice and use it with elan!
The best way to make cement vases is by the use of big and medium sized plastic bottles and cutting them in shape and filling them up with a mix of cement and water and let it dry. After the cement dries up and post de-mould gives the desired result, one can paint the same and decorate as per taste and choice and keep flowers in them as well. Just in case one wants to keep live flowers, securing the base with a water resistant coat or cello-tape can do the trick effectively, without leaking the vase or melting the cement as well!
A great way to make votives out of cement is by using two containers, one paper cup and another small plastic cup to fit inside it but not entirely. First of all one need to take the paper cup and pour some cement mixed with water to the cup base and then keep the small plastic container filled with coins on top of it. After that is done pouring the cement mix all around that plastic container is what one needs to do. But, one needs to remember that the plastic container’s outer sides should be moistened with oil as this helps de-mould later on. Keeping the thing intact for the night and de-molding the entire thing in the morning would give great looking cement votives!
One can easily make a great garden planter with the help of cement by using an old plastic container of any shape and use it along with a smaller one to use as a mould and plant small flowering plants in them which will look great!
Another great idea that one can implement is to make doll faced showpieces with the help of cement. An old doll can be used as a mould to put the cement on and de-molding the same gives the effective result.
A great and innovative way to spice up the house is by making magnetic letters created by using letter moulds and pouring cement mix into them. On drying up, one just needs to de-mould it and stick a magnet on its back and voila, a great refrigerator front magnet is ready for use!!
A great way to showcase creativity is to make a pen stand made of cement. To make this, one again needs a bigger size paper or plastic container and a similar shaped smaller container to fit in. Pouring cement mix in between both the containers and leaving it to dry and de-molding it gives the perfect pen stand for use!
The above mentioned cement projects are really very innovative and will give different look to adorn your house. Try them out, they can really create a difference in your house.