How to: Make DIY Geometric Concrete Bookends with Scrap Cardboard

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 24, 2015

Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

Concrete projects are always amongst the coolest DIYs I see, but the material can seem a little bit intimidating to work with, at first glance. Luckily though, its not nearly as difficult as you may think. In fact, its actually quite simple. Want to see how you can create your own concrete DIY projects, including geometric bookends and more, the easy way? Click through for the full tutorial.

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7 Cool DIY Concrete Projects to Try

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 15, 2015
Photo: Homemade Modern

With a quick trip to the home improvement store, you can create any one of these DIY concrete projects, on your own. Make concrete candle holders, planters, coasters, and more. See all seven DIY concrete projects now.   

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Make It: DIY Concrete Coffee Table IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Jan 13, 2015
Photo: Scandinavian Deko

Looking for a simple way to update just about any piece of IKEA furniture? The answer lies in a bag dry cement!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make Modern Door Stoppers with Concrete and Rope

By: Capreek Dec 09, 2014

Rope, concrete, and an empty milk carton or two are all you need to make your own version of these modern door stoppers!    Continue Reading

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Make It: Concrete Surface Coffee Table

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 15, 2014

diy concrete tableMaybe it's me, but I am feeling like concrete can be used for almost EVERY project these days. It's such a versatile medium and the creative community is always busting out new uses for it! My current favorite is this industrial-looking coffee table with a concrete surface!      

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Roundup: 6 Awesome and Easy DIY Fire Pits

By: Capreek Jun 16, 2014

I don't know about you, but I feel like an evening get together outdoors just isn't complete without the warmth and mystique of a well-made fire. Unfortunately, fire pits can be quite pricey, but with a few simple materials you can make your own for a fraction of the cost. Here are 6 modern DIY fire pit ideas for just about any skill level!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Stylish Outdoor Bench from Cinder Block!

By: Capreek Mar 11, 2014

Spring is (finally) in the air, bringing a nearly insatiable desire to get outside and start sprucing up my outdoor living space. The first project on my list? Making one of these awesome cinder block and wood slat benches!       Continue Reading

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Make It: Turn Your Countertops Into A Concrete Masterpiece

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 07, 2014

I've been telling my husband how much I love concrete counters. They are so industrial, but still manage to make a kitchen seem cozy. I wanted to tackle something like this in our future kitchen and spotted the perfect online tutorial! What do you think of the concrete? Yay or nay?    

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Make It: DIY Hanging Concrete Plant Stand

By: Capreek Feb 05, 2014

Hanging planters have taken a lot of different forms as DIY projects, but a hanging plant stand? That's something I haven't seen before!       Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Credenza Gets a Concrete Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 24, 2014

I love the look of concrete counters but I'm renting at the moment, so it's not really option to make big changes like that. Luckily, I just found this DIY for a concrete credenza that might tide my over, for now. I love this transformation.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Concrete Wall Hooks

By: Capreek Jan 06, 2014

I'm still very much on a concrete kick and this easy DIY wall hook project is at the top of my "mix it in a bucket and make it now" list!     Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Copper and Concrete Clothes Rack

By: Capreek Sep 10, 2013

Sibylle from Funkytime knows the way to my heart: gleaming copper and smooth-as-butter concrete! The two materials just contrast so perfectly, ya know? I'm especially loving how she's combined them in this super functional DIY coat rack.     Continue Reading

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9 DIY Concrete Projects to Try this Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 27, 2013

Have you ever worked with concrete before? It sounds like a material fit only for hardcore DIYers, but honestly it's much easier to use than you might think. So if you're ready to roll up your sleeves and mix a little concrete this weekend, I have a weekend warriors roundup just for you.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Concrete Countertops -- The Easy Way

By: Capreek Aug 15, 2013

I've always loved the look of concrete countertops but am, admittedly, a bit intimidated by the intense mold making/concrete casting/everything-could-go-horribly-wrong aspects of the usual DIY approach. So when I stumbled across this DIY concrete countertop alternative, my jaw dropped. IT'S SO EASY. 

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Make It: Modern DIY Concrete Fire Pit

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2013

We featured 14 DIY fire pit projects last month, but this modern version our partners-in-crime at ManMade created recently was too rad not to share!      Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern, Trough-Style Concrete Planter

By: Capreek May 14, 2013

I shared 12 (super rad) outdoor projects that use concrete yesterday, but I'm just going to have to make it 13! This project is too easy and too awesome not to share.     Continue Reading

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12 Awesome Concrete and Cinder Block Outdoor DIY Projects!

By: Capreek May 13, 2013

Concrete, cement, and cinder block are all pretty mundane building materials. But with some creativity and elbow grease, you can put them to work transforming your outdoor space into a stylish living area! Here are 12 awesome DIY projects to try.     Continue Reading

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How To: Make Easy Modern DIY Concrete Pendant Lights

By: Capreek Mar 13, 2013

created at: 03/13/2013

Concrete table lamps, concrete stools, and now concrete pendant lights: I am clearly obsessed with new uses for this inexpensive material!     Continue Reading

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DIY Industrial-Modern Wood and Concrete Table Lamp

By: Capreek Mar 06, 2013

created at: 03/06/2013

I love projects that mix different materials in unique or interesting ways. Lately, I've been on a big concrete and wood kick (like this stool we shared recently). The combination of warm wood and cool concrete has a really nice aesthetic and textural balance that I can't resist. My newest DIY obsession is this concrete and wood table lamp!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Concrete Stool for $5 -- in Under an Hour!

By: Capreek Feb 28, 2013

created at: 02/28/2013

This DIY project has it all: affordability ($5, people!!), simplicity, and a whole bunch of style. What more could you possibly ask for??     Continue Reading

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