The Fake Concrete Boxes That You Can Easily DIY

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If you already love concrete DIY projects, then here’s one more idea to try.

I will show you how to use old bath towels to build amazing cement boxes that you can use as planters or for storage.

Keep reading!

The boxes that you are about to build are actually fabric boxes soaked in cement, which means that you need to tailor fabric recipients first. 

Get rid of the seams, and turn the towels into raw fabric, then cut a square (for the bottom) and a rectangle (for laterals) for each, to tailor the boxes. Sew the two pieces together to obtain a piece of fabric in a shape of a box.

Be sure to make the fabric boxes a bit larger so you would easily handle them during process.

The next step is preparing the mixture based on water and cement in equal parts. Add cement to water bit by bit, and mix it firmly to avoid bubbles, till you get a mixture that looks like a grey cream.

Your towels need to be wet and squeezed before adding to the mixture. , Dip them in the mixture and make sure that the cement penetrates the fabric all over it.

Get the fabric box out of the mixture, dress up the plastic can or the bottle and let it dry. 

You can leave it as it is, but applying a coat of paint would be better since the paint will also work as a sealant. Paint, decorate, and use these boxes as planters or for storage.

Read the complete article on my blog in order to discover the tricks for tailoring the fabric boxes, and also how to prevent the towels from sucking all the water from the cement mixture!

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