Maybe you wouldn't think of using concrete in your home decor—not in a million years—but you should! When you think of that gritty grey gloop, don't think of hard hats and construction. Instead, take a look at these nine amazingly easy DIY decor ideas using concrete, from Hometalk bloggers.
Tip #1: Make a colorful plant stand
Project via Amanda @Dwelling in Happiness
With just $5 dollars and a bucket, make your own industrial-meets-modern plant stand, perfect for displaying sweet succulent terrariums or other greenery. This simple design works well indoors and out, and you can personalize the look by painting the legs to match your decor.
Tip #2: Press pretty leaves into DIY stepping stones
Project via Stephanie @Garden Therapy
Add personalized stepping stones to your flower beds, by creating circular molds and pressing interesting leaves of all different sizes into your concrete mixture. These little disks of summer beauty will be the perfect contrast to your flourishing garden.
Tip #3: Get geeky with geometric planters
Project via Brent and Courtney @Gray House Studio
Make a free mold using pieces of a cut up cardboard box and tape, for this sharp planter design that will look amazing perched on a bookshelf or arranged atop a coffee table. There’s so much versatility with this craft, you can test out what look you like best.
Tip #4: Update an outdated vanity
Project via Tasha @Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body
Is your bathroom vanity looking a little, well, decrepit? When a piece of furniture has good bones but it’s exterior is starting to fade, give it a stylish budget update, with a brand new concrete covered top!