Concrete crush: 10 projects you can make this weekend

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Crushed concrete cups by Design Twins Pastel

Put on your stubbies and channel your inner council worker because concrete is in! Big time! Concrete accessories are popping up everywhere and they look amazing. Concrete also lends itself to some pretty easy DIY and we’ve rounded up our favourite concrete craft ideas you can make this weekend. And for those who might be inclined to concrete their fingers together, we’ve listed a couple of ready-made finds to buy.


concrete - crayon holder

Keep crayons organised and in one place with this concrete crayon holder. Whether you want to dip the bottom or leave it plain this tutorial from Lindsay Stephenson will have you making one for you and one for your mini-artist.

Spell it out

Concrete - letters

These cute little letters have so many uses. Spell out names, give inspiration or just add to your to do list. All the instructions are at Duke and Duchesses along with tips on how to ensure the best end product.

Light me a candle

CC- candle holders

These rustic candle holders are a simple as baking cupcakes. A Subtle Revelry has used cupcake patty cases as moulds and you just stick the candle in while the cement is wet. Even the DIY challenged could manage this one.

Style by numbers


These would make a cute addition to a playroom or a bedroom to match your kids age and favourite colour. All the instructions are at Love and Lavender and it is so easy you can do one every year.

Put it on the bench

concrete - benchtops

Of course the ladies at A Beautiful Mess will take concrete to another level. This is a DIY concrete bench top. With step by step instructions you could turn your benches from ugly laminate to funky statement for a fraction of the cost of replacing them.

Cracking idea

cc-egg holders

Kids a little cray cray for boiled eggs? Handmade Charlotte has this tutorial on how to make an egg holder out of concrete that are as cute as they are useful.

Pretty pots

cc-goldleaf pots

These succulent pots made by Ruffled are done with the bottom of a 1 litre milk container. Adding the gold leaf soften the hardness of the concrete and makes a perfect (and cheap) thank you gift.

Hop, step and some concrete

Concrete - stepping stones

Add some whimsy to your garden with step stones created with concrete and colourful stones.Warm Hot Chocolate used shoe boxes as moulds while she got the kids to add the coloured stones {we do not take any responsibility for any kids who stick their fingers in the cement to see what happens}.

Drink anyone?

concrete - designtwins

Harden Up Cups (24.95):  The Design Twins have been the trailblazer when it comes to everything concrete. Their cups were what started it all and they come in a range of colours and designs as well as the ‘crushed’ look. They are so versatile you will find yourself needing to buy one…two or five! Article header image via Design Twins Instagram.

Desk candy

concrete - stationary

Areaware Concrete Desk Set ($130). These concrete desk accessories won’t be able to be stolen from your work desk very easily! But they will certainly make a statement at work or home.

Take a seat

concrete - milk cart

Concrete Puddle Stool (from $200): The Milkcart Puddle stool is so versatile it could be used as a bedside table or would look great instead of a chair for a desk. Made in Sydney it comes in two heights so if you can get one for yourself as well.

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