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DIY Project: Geometric Concrete Paperweight

by Grace Bonney

DesignSponge DIY Geometric Concerete Paperweight
Combining different materials and shapes is one of my favorite things to do when it comes to decorating my home. This DIY project shows how you can mix both to create a geometric shaped concrete decoration. You can use it as a sculpture, paperweight, bookend or any other other function you can dream up. –Emma from Design and Form

Click through for the full how-to after the jump!


-Thick paper
Pourable concrete mixture
Liquid latex
-Paint brush


1. Print out your template


2. Copy the template onto a thick paper and cut along the lines and fold.


3. Glue the template together to create your mold. *Remember that it is the inside of the mold that decides how the outside of the finished shape looks, so be sure to keep an eye on the inside folds when you put it together.


4. Using a paint brush, apply a thin layer of liquid latex on the inside of the mold. This makes it easier to remove the mold.


5. When the latex is dry, mix the concrete by following the instructions on the container. Then fill the mold with concrete and gently tap it to remove bubbles. *Use gloves to prevent dry hands.


6. Let the concrete dry and then remove the mold to reveal your finished piece!

*In this final photo the shape is tipped on its side. If you want to have a 360 degree shape, just repeat this process and superglue the two halves together.

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