Have you noticed the concrete trend showing up all over the internet lately? It’s one of the hottest trends right now with everything from outdoor decor to modern home accessories this is clean and simple trend is turning heads. Speaking of turning heads, my new DIY Concrete Ring Dish is the perfect pretty accessory for those sparkly jewels.
A big thanks to DecoArt for making this project possible and for inspiring me to reach outside my comfort zone and try a new trend.
I’ve never made anything with concrete before and honestly I was a little intimidated by creating a project with it. I decided to start small and the idea to make a ring dish to place my wedding ring on hit me one afternoon after I picked up my ring from the jeweler.
You see, I was just a tad excited to have my ring back. After a sever allergic reaction several months ago, an extremely swollen finger, multiple failed home remedies and attempts to remove it, I eventually had to have my wedding ring cut off my finger. It was tragic. But, it was that or lose a finger.
I’ve felt completely naked without my ring and now that I finally have it back I wanted the perfect vessel to keep it safe while I’m not wearing it. Molded and shaped into a small dish, the concretes imperfect, smooth surface seemed like the perfect resting place for my jewelry.
I was pleasently surprised at how easy this project was to make. Here is what you’ll need to make your own DIY Concrete Ring Dish:
- Quikrete cement
- Metal or cardboard mold
- DecoArt Patio Paint
- Container (you don’t care about) for mixing the cement mixture. You will also need water and a stir stick.
- Painters Tape
- Paint Brushes
First, follow the directions on the package of Quikrete and mix the cement mixture until smooth.
Oil the inside surface of your mold to prevent the concrete from sticking.
Pour the concrete into the mold and smooth the surface with your hand. Make sure you are wearing rubber gloves.
Once you have the dish molded the way you like let it set according to the directions. I bought the quick set version and it should be ready in 10 -20 minutes. I let my dishes cure overnight just to be on the safe side.
Carefully remove the dish from the mold and lightly sand the surface to smooth out any rough edges.
Now for the fun part, add a bit of color with the DecoArt Patio Paint. This water-based product is perfect for Concrete, Terra cotta, Masonry, Stucco, Stone, Ceramic bisque, Cast aluminum and Styrofoam.
Create a colorful, modern design that will make your new concrete ring dish pop. With this new stylish accessory, boring ring dishes will be a thing of the past.
Have you given the concrete trend a try?