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 #5: Upcycle some elegant candle holders
Project via Rhonda @Sprouts and Stuff
Using empty Pringles containers or coffee cans, make tall candle holders that make a statement in any room. After you’ve poured your concrete and let it dry, use spray paint or any medium of your choice to dress up your DIY.
Tip #6: Create a double duty piece
Project via June @Nostaliecat
No one says you have to choose just one craft - in fact, this clever DIYer made two identical concrete molds that serve double duty. Create your own pieces using upcycled containers, and fill one with tea lights and the other with succulents or tiny cacti.
Tip #7: Cover a boring table top
Project via Sara @Sincerely Sara D
Give your sweet wood furniture an edgy update, by coating the table top in concrete. That rough, grey finish is just the trick to bring out the lustrous wood details, and it will certainly give your space a dose of industrial personality.
Tip #8: Build a bubbling garden fountain
Project via Charlotte @Ciburbanity
Use an old globe to make a concrete garden feature that will change the way you enjoy your outdoors. By adding a bubbling concrete fountain to your flower bed, you can give your garden a hint of that dreamy cottage charm, without turning absolutely vintage.
Tip #9: Design your own high-impact lamp shade
Project via June @Nostalgiecat
Give your home a heavy dose of modern, with this high-impact concrete lamp shade trimmed with gold leaf. If you’re new to concrete crafts, this designer look is sure to reshape your space, and it costs just $15 to make.
For more great home decor ideas, check out the home decor page on Hometalk!