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DIY Concrete Crafts and Molding with Cement Mixtures


Thinking outside the box can lead you to a creative world of endless possibilities. Now is the time to forget about pricey store-bought decorations and make your house an actual HOME by personalizing your space with items you created yourself! Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies a multitude of products that are not limited to just contractors. Cement mixtures can be utilized for easy DIY projects creating crafts and moldings that are guaranteed to entertain the entire family. Renovators, decorators, gardeners, and interior designers especially enjoy indulging in projects such as DIY concrete crafts and moldings, simply because they can be utilized for a variety of daily purposes.

Types of Crafts and Molds

DIY concrete crafts and moldings can be achieved with a variety of fun projects that produce different types of useful objects. These objects may include candle holders, planters, stepping stones, plaques, bowls, furniture, and other decorations that can be used in your home, garden, workplace and anywhere outdoors, so you are not limited to just type of one environment.

Cement Mixtures

Cement mixtures are multi-purpose, fast setting, concrete mixtures that are ideal for DIY concrete crafts and moldings. These mixtures are used for concrete and structural repair, concrete restoration, and cement molding purposes. Cement mixtures are a rapidly hardening, high-performance concrete mixture that is extremely durable, even in wet environments. The color may also be changed by adding a concrete coloring additive. This rapid setting cement mixture can be poured into different shaped moldings to create beautiful designs for projects like creating stepping stones, or it can be used to craft something that you can use in your everyday routines, such as a candle holder or planter.

Crafting and Molding is the Best Medicine

Once you have chosen which craft you're looking to create, it’s time to begin the process. Using a clean bucket, first, you will mix the choice of cement mixture following the manufacturer’s instructions. Once properly mixed you will yield a thick, liquid cement mixture. You can pour the cement mixture into different molds to implement an elegant walkway or pour it into containers to help form a solid concrete object. It’s up to your personal preference which project you choose to achieve. You will use other standards “around the house” objects such as pots, balloons (air-blown, not helium), bowls, cups, silicone molds, or other types of containers (plastic, metal, etc.) to assist in forming trenches, dips, and other shapes.

Ensure that the cement mixture is evenly spread by continually picking up and placing down the container or object which assists inadequately spreading the cement mixture into corners and sides. Once the cement mixture fully sets and hardens (based on manufacturer’s instructions) you can then peel and remove the additional moldings or objects that helped shape the cement. If you prefer not to settle with a cement grey tone, you can easily apply color using AmeriPolish OS Integral Color which is a color additive specifically designed for cement mixtures. For color options please view this downloadable color chart.

Conclusion

DIY concrete crafts and moldings are so enjoyable and yield a brand new piece of art, personally designed and molded by you! The best part about these wonderful creations is being able to utilize them every single day. Concrete planters can be used in your gardens or as a beautiful display for your herbs, flowers, or other types of plants. You could simply accessorize with molded concrete figurines to add beauty and style to your garden beds. Decorate shelves or window ceilings to help soften your home, or construct candle holders to create a peaceful atmosphere for you and your family to enjoy. Either way, DIY concrete crafts, and moldings are easy and fun ways to bring the whole family together, without leaving the comfort of your homes.

Resources, Guidance, and Support

Concrete all around the world has long dominated industries, particularly flooring and countertops, because of the exceptional durability, low maintenance, and simply pleasant appearance it’s able to deliver. Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies the industry with professional and innovative concrete polishing, epoxy coatings, and decorative concrete products, equipment, supplies, and much more. Our industry professionals have trained accordingly with our products and are able to deliver the fundamental guidance and customer service needed when accurately preparing and executing a concrete project.

The experts at Xtreme Polishing Systems understand that every concrete surface can variate in properties, therefore each slab must be treated differently. We’re here to guide you in the proper direction, so call us at (877) 958-5732 with any questions regarding ‘DIY Concrete Crafts and Molding with Cement Mixtures‘ or visit our website and browse our extensive selection of concrete products today. Whether you’re a general contractor (flooring, concrete, masonry, home improvement, etc.), small business, DIY’er, craftsmen, new or existing business, renovator, artisan, or homeowner, our exquisite product selection and extensive industry experience will assist you every step of the way, from start to finish.