Friday, June 21, 2013

~cement bowl DIY~{and a winner}

In yesterday's thrifty Thursday post I showed you how to make DIY Restoration Hardware concrete spheres. I had a little bit of concrete left so I decided to attempt at making a bowl.

I started with 2 plastic bowls, one smaller than the other.

 On the smaller bowl I taped over the brand name so it wouldn't imprint into the concrete.
After I poured the concrete I realized the tape would probably just come off, but surprisingly it didn't.
 Next, mix up your concrete mix.
{refer to yesterday's post}
and pour about an inch into the bigger bowl.
Then place your smaller bowl in the center pushing down slightly.
I used a gallon of full paint as a weight to keep it steady while I poured the rest.
Pour the remaining concrete into the larger bowl as high as you want to go.
 At this point I brought it in the warm house
{I thought the heat would help with the dry time}
and weighted it down even more with a bowl of fruit.
This step is optional :)
At this point, while your cement is still wet, make certain your smaller bowl is centered completely.
 When my husband got home from work he looked at the contraption on the counter and started questioning my cooking skills.
He also told me that I should have sprayed the bottom of the smaller bowl with Pam cooking spray so it wouldn't stick.
Shoot, why didn't I think of that?
Well, luckily it didn't stick, but if you try this project it might be best to grease it up.
The bowls came off very easily and I was left with a perfect little bowl.
 I sanded down any rough edges and planted with succulents.


 Afterwards, I googled concrete bowls and they sell for a minimum of $50.00!
I'm pretty happy with my little leftover concrete project.
I never can let anything go to waste!
Also, my plastic bowls I used for the form can be used over and over again.
I think I will be making more of these too!

The winner of the Scissortail Dress giveaway is:

Renee from Cottage and Vine!
~Congrats, have fun picking out your dress~
xoxo

15 comments:

La Maison Fou said...

I have been thinking of a few things this past winter to make from concrete.
I think you have awakened a concrete creative beast inside of me!
Thanks,
Leslie

christina said...

What an amazing, simple idea! I wonder if you could put a small tube or something???? In between the two books so you would be left with a drainage hole? Just thinking... Coolest DIY I've seen in ages!

christina said...

Bowls, not books. Sorry!

obie said...

If you wat a drainage hole in the bottom , cut a piece of plastic drinking straw the depth of the bottom and put it int before adding the top bowl. It easily pushes out when done.

meaningfulspaces said...

You are so creative! I think I'll give this DIY a try ;)

Rose FineCraftGuild said...

really fun. particularly if you see my today's post... which HAPPENS TO BE ON THE SAME TOPIC. cement is the new craft material, i suppose, ha ha... thank you for sharing, Rose http://www.finecraftguild.com

Kristen Whitby said...

What a sweet little bowl for your succulents! Love it!

adrienne said...

Super cute!!

adrienne said...

Super cute!!

sara@augustfields said...

melaine....this is a super cute idea! :)

Angela Ryder said...

Cute idea! I love the succulents too! I've been wanting to plant some indoor since the squirrels eat them all outside! This is perfect!! Thanks!!~~Angela

Fishtail Cottage said...

I love this!!!

Steph said...

Are you kidding me with this?!? Adorable idea!!!!!

René said...

Yay..I won, I won! Cab't wait to g shopping! Thanks so much!

XO

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I love this!
xo Nancy

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