After the holidays everyone is looking for quick day projects to hurry the winter along, this DIY cement vase tutorial is just the thing. Head to your local Goodwill or Salvation Army and rummage though the glass vases and jars to find size and shapes you like.
Other supplies that you will need:
- Henry Feather Finish Concrete
- Disposable latex gloves
- Disposable container (or use any container lined with plastic wrap)
- Paint stir stick
- Old glass vases/jars
- Fine sanding block
Start by covering your workspace (mine was the dinning room table) with old sheets or a drop cloth. You will then want to mix the cement with some water, I didn’t measure I just added a bit of water until I could stir it easily and it wasn’t clumpy anymore. Don’t mix a lot at a time just enough for your first coat, you will remix the concrete for your next coats. With your gloves on scoop your hand into the cement and start spreading it onto the glass vases and smoothing it out with your hands. Once you have a coat on all the vases clean our your extra cement and dispose of it so you have a clean container for your next coat. I let them dry over night and then came back the next morning and using the sanding block smoothed them out a bit more. I used a paper towel to wipe the dust off and then mixed a new batch of concrete and did the exact same thing for a 2nd coat. Continue on with this process until they are covered to your liking. Once they are all dry you can get a clear sealer to cut over them to deepen the color just a bit, I used a matte finish but you could get a glossy finish if you prefer.
The concrete works so well for the seasons and looks great when color is added to it.