By Hedengren, Sania; Zacke, Susanna; Skoog, Anna
Pouring concrete does not must be left to the professionals?decorate your house with concrete poured, combined, and molded through your individual palms! flexible, reasonably cheap, and simply casted, concrete is definitely the right medium for crafters, tinkerers, and residential improvers. Now, lifelong crafters and decorators Susanna Zacke and Sania Hedengren show greater than thirty in their favourite, no-fuss casting projects. beautify your kitchen desk or outside patio with:? Rhubarb leaf fruit bowls? Clustered candleholders? Birdbaths? Patterned pots? Flower vases? An. Read more...
summary: Pouring concrete does not must be left to the professionals?decorate your house with concrete poured, combined, and molded via your personal arms! flexible, low-cost, and simply casted, concrete is the appropriate medium for crafters, tinkerers, and residential improvers. Now, lifelong crafters and decorators Susanna Zacke and Sania Hedengren demonstrate greater than thirty in their favourite, no-fuss casting initiatives. beautify your kitchen desk or outdoors patio with:? Rhubarb leaf fruit bowls? Clustered candleholders? Birdbaths? Patterned pots? Flower vases? An
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Mix fine concrete with water and pour into molds of various shapes. Once it’s dried, remove the concrete from the mold, and you’re done! Our experience has taught us that once you’ve started and finished your first small project—which can be as simple as pouring concrete into an old plastic container and dropping in a tea light—the ideas will start flowing. Concrete is such a versatile, awesome material that it’s difficult to stop once you’ve started! The key is to find sturdy, interesting, and whimsical molds to cast in.
Don’t place it in direct sunlight. •Remove the weights, remove the tray from the mold, and remove the cloths. •The tray is done! Brush the surface thoroughly with vegetable oil. Place the cloths on the platter in whatever pattern you choose. “Being creative is most enjoyable when you successfully turn something you already have at home into something new. You save the environment—since nothing is wasted—and you save money because you don’t need to buy anything new. ” Pour the concrete over both the tray and the fabric.
The cherub makes a cute little paperweight. •Brush the inside of the mold (available at your local craft store) with vegetable oil. •Mix the concrete as described. •Fill the mold with concrete. •Gently tap the mold against the ground to remove any air bubbles. •Let the cherub cure and dry for at least twenty-four hours. Don’t place it in direct sunlight. •For best results, spray the concrete with water a few times during the drying period. •Carefully loosen the cherub from the mold. Casting CONCRETE STEPS A mold for casting concrete steps is as easy to make as the steps are useful.