Super Easy Concrete Bowl DIY

2 Materials
2 Days

Hey! I'm Julian and this is my first ever filmed project. It's about how to make a easy concrete bowl for home decoration.

Have fun watching/reading how to make it and visit/subscribe my YouTube channel "Julian Do It" for more projects.
Preparation: Get all the tools and materials (full list in Youtube Video description)
mix concrete
Mix the concrete mix with water (The packaging gives instructions whats the best amount of water). Use some household oil and spread at the inside of the outer mold.
pour concrete
Pour concrete mix in form and smooth out the surface
prepare inner mold
In case you also take a old plastic plant pot for inner mold make sure to close all holes where the concrete could leak through. I used tape for that.
add weight
Put the inner mold in the center of your concrete mix and add weight. This way it can't float and stays in position. Vibrate the mold very well after. This removes air bubbles and makes the concrete stronger. It can be done by hand or with a tool. If you own a vibrating sanding machine you can use it to vibrate the mold for example ( without sanding paper ;)
remove mold
Wait for the concrete to cure. Most mixes take about 24 to 48 hours to cure. Remove the molds but be careful not to break the concrete. I also used a rubber hammer to get the bowl out of the mold.
Finally it's done and if you like you can put a concrete sealer on your new bowl or color it for example.

I hope to see you soon on my Youtube Channel

Thank you very much for watching/reading and have fun with your new homemade designer bowl.

Julian Did It ;)
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Have a question about this project?

3 of 4 questions
  • Cindy
    on Apr 8, 2018

    If I want to use this project as a mini fire pit/bowl...would I need to put the sealer on it? Great project...can't wait to try this! Thanks for the idea!!!

    • Ida9464
      on Sep 27, 2019

      Hi Julian, that’s a great job on your first video. Did you put vegetable oil on the bottom of the inner pot with the tape?

  • Corrine
    on Apr 17, 2018

    Would the newly cured concrete be caustic to plants if something were planted in it? Should a sealer be used in that case?

    • Julian Do It
      on Apr 19, 2018

      I’ve been reading about a pretty high ph level of concrete, so if the plant doesn’t like it i would go with a sealer.

  • Pam
    on Jun 16, 2019

    How thick does the concrete need to be? Or how thin can I make the concrete?

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  • Dl.5660408
    on Mar 27, 2018

    Beautiful bowl; I can think of so many things it could be used for too!

  • E
    on Apr 13, 2018

    This was a great video - simple and nice results. If you in California I'd pay you to make several for me. Thanks!

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