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DIY ideas: concrete desk utensil

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Concrete is very trendy

The small concrete utensil throws nothing so fast. It is perfect for keeping things handy.

What you need for the utensil:

  • Portland cement (hardware store)
  • Quartz sand (hardware store)
  • Plastic tray (eg ice pack)
  • 1 wooden ball (craft shop)
  • 1 straw
  • 3 plastic tubes (eg flower tube from the flower shop)
  • cutter
  • Acrylic paint in white (craft shop)
  • Bowl for mixing
  • old wooden spoon and whisk to stir
  • Newsprint for the work surface
  • scissors
  • brush

And that's how easy it is:

1. Mix concrete by mixing Portland cement and quartz sand in equal parts and then pouring water until the concrete has a pudding-like consistency.

2. Fill the concrete into the plastic bowl, not all the way to the edge. Tap the filled container on the ground in between to prevent bubbles from forming.

3. For notches the wooden ball, a straw cut into three parts and plastic tubes in concrete backs. Once the concrete has dried, the straws can be removed and these places can be scratched out a bit. Allow concrete to harden for 2-3 days.

4. When the concrete is dry, cut and remove the plastic tray and placeholders with the cutter.

5. Paint the surface of the dish (except the notches) with white acrylic paint.

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