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How to Make Christmas Concrete Ornaments

I started working with concrete only a few weeks ago and I love it! I think the concrete bookends I made turns out pretty well, but you can judge by yourself. It's a great material to work with, and I wanted to give it a try making some modern Christmas ornaments.
They are very simple to make: besides concrete, you will need big plastic bottle caps, dowels, scissors, pliers and paint.
Take a container and make the concrete mix, then pour the concrete in the caps. Stick a dowel in each mold. This will allow you to have a hole to thread a ribbon or a piece of yarn to hang the ornament. Let the concrete dry for at least 2 days. Then you can begin to remove them from the molds.
Sand each side of the concrete piece and paint the ornaments the way you want. I choose to make geometric shapes with gold and copper paint.
Have a look on my blog for more crafts and DIY tutorials.
Update: Since those Christmas ornaments I made several concrete projects, once of the last it this cool pencil holder.

To see more: http://www.ohohblog.com/2015/12/concrete-ornament.html

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Dec 4, 2015

    These are seriously so awesome! I'd keep them displayed all year! :)

  • Olivia Aguayo McClain
    Olivia Aguayo McClain Imperial, CA
    on Dec 5, 2015

    Love them! I just thought how great they would look as coasters

    • Cheryl
      Cheryl North Platte, NE
      on Dec 8, 2015

      Sorry if I missed it, but what kind of concrete mix did you use? I have been wanting to do something concrete, I love it. Your ornaments are worth displaying all year- for sure!

  • Chris Fuller
    Chris Fuller Lake Orion, MI
    on Dec 7, 2015

    Super cute idea!

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on Dec 7, 2015

    These could also be hung on a small hoop at different lengths and hung up as a decorator item. They would be adorable painted on both sides and made into a hanging light!

  • Valerie
    Valerie Standish, MI
    on Dec 7, 2015

    Cute idea. Using plaster of Paris would make them lighter weight.

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