Today I’m going to present you a great DIY that I made with my partners Price Minister and Oui Are Makers: concrete Christmas decorations to keep for yourself or to give as a gift!
We have prepared a great challenge for you to make your Christmas presents like me!
If you’re reading my blog it means you’re able to win this challenge!
I’m counting on you and your talent! I know that a reader of my blog will win this DIY challenge!
The objective of the DIY Challenge #GiftTesCalls? Reveal your DIY talents and ideas to as many people as possible, and make everyone want to be inspired by them to put a little creativity into their Christmas preparations.
The principle of the Challenge is to select 20 Makers who will each receive a 50€ voucher to order on PriceMinister the necessary material to make one or more Christmas gifts themselves.
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I made for you a nice tutorial to make: a star-shaped cup that you can use as a cup for your jewelry, as a candle holder, as a small decorative house for your mini Santa Claus.
I also show you how to make a small concrete Christmas tree decorated with beads.
if you’ve never made concrete before, it’s time to get started!
I found all my material on Price Minister.
Oil your mussels.
You can use a brush to reach the corners well.
A not too thick layer of oil will suffice.
We have to prepare the concrete.
To do this, follow the instructions for use: for this brand, put one dose of water in a container, then put 10 doses of concrete.
This concrete is not very thin, there are thinner ones to make “smoother” casts.
I started mixing with a chopstick, then with the spoon.
I added a little water.
Mix sufficiently until the concrete is homogeneous.
Fill the moulds: start with the large star mould. Fill it halfway up.
Insert the small star mould – previously oiled – into the still fresh concrete.
As you can see, in my little mold I had already poured concrete and I left the concrete star inside in order to have some weight.
This way the small mould stays well in the fresh concrete.
Fill the tree with concrete.
Take round, shiny beads and place them on fresh concrete.
With a small glass or other object, press the beads down to embed them sufficiently in the concrete. Don’t forget that the concrete will dry and they must stay in it.
Leave to dry for 24 hours and unmould!
Put a candle, sweets, little Christmas baubles in your star bowl, anything is possible.
As you can see, the grain of the concrete is quite thick but it has its charm.
So you liked it?
I wish you a HAPPY CHRISTMAS and above all take part in the DIY #FAISTESCADEAUX challenge! I’m making the jury leave, so I’m counting on you to give me a real eyeful.