Have you ever wondered how to make a concrete a bowl? They are all over Pinterest in many shapes and sizes. Today I am following the instructions, from my friends new book, to make one for my own home!
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The book is full 70 DIY projects to add vintage French charm to your home.
I flipped through it when it came in, and instantly wanted to make several of the projects.
I settled on trying the DIY Concrete Bowl on page 96 of the French Vintage Decor Book.
A couple days later we headed to the local hardware store to grab a bag of concrete, to attempt the project. I knew it would look pretty on the coffee table, or styled in my built ins.
I love the earthy neutral color of concrete, and the rough texture.
Jamie finished her concrete bowl, by adding moss. I decided to leave mine as is, or maybe add some of my DIY linen balls that I made for the photo shoot.
How to Make a Concrete Bowl Video
How to Make a Concrete Bowl Instructions
- Grab two bowls, one 12″ and one 8″. Make sure to select bowls that you love the shape of. Sounds obvious, but I was at the store so laser focused on finding the right size bowls, that I was throwing any random bowl in the cart. Walking to the checkout, I looked at the outer bowl and realized it wasn’t the shape I wanted at all. Jamie suggests stainless bowls in her book tutorial, but the store in our town didn’t carry stainless. I imagine you could order them on Amazon, but I wanted to finish the project that day! We just used two plastic bowls.
- Grease the inside of the large bowl, and the outside of the small bowl, with vegetable oil.
- Mix concrete powder with water until it is the thickness of pancake batter. Fill the large bowl 3/4 of the way with concrete.
- Nestle the smaller bowl inside the larger bowl that is filled with the concrete.
- Add weights to the smaller bowl, until the rims of the two bowls match up. We just used rocks from our landscaping.
- Allow it to sit undisturbed for 24 hours.
- Carefully remove the molds.
- Use Jamie’s instructions, for “Moss in a Concrete Bowl” on page 118 of the French Vintage Decor book to complete the project. (optional)
So many possibilities!
This project is very simple, even if you’ve never worked with concrete before. It has me thinking of all kinds of ideas and molds to make more concrete creations!
I want to find a couple small rectangular boxes to make a windowsill herb planter.
My husband used a wicker trash can to make a planter for our front porch a few years ago.
So many possibilities!
Make sure to head on over to Amazon to preorder Jamie’s book French Vintage Decor. I know you will be inspired after reading it, like I was!