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23 of the best concrete home decor DIYs

Concrete remains one of the most popular home decor materials — especially for DIY projects — and for good reason! It’s incredibly versatile, easy to use and access, and also affordable. There’s so much scope to create your own concrete home decor to suit your interior style. And to prove it, we’ve pulled together 23 of the best DIY concrete projects for the home!

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1. Concrete lamp upcycle

Do you have an old lamp at home — or any old decor for that matter — that could benefit from a concrete upcycle? Jenna recently transformed a dated glossy lamp into this earthy, on-trend piece using a product called ‘Ready mix concrete patch’ from the hardware store! She shares the full how-to tutorial on her blog and you can use this technique to concretify just about anything!

Concrete lamp
Upcycled concrete vase by Jenna Sue Design Co

2. Kmart hack outdoor table

One of our most recent DIYs is this concrete top and tiled pillar leg outdoor dining table. It’s proving super popular on Pinterest so although it’s technically a furniture DIY, we had to include it in this round up of the best concrete home decor! You can customise this tutorial to suit your outdoor space. For example, selecting a different type of tile to clad the pillar legs or using a different coloured oxide to tint the tabletop.

concrete top table with tiled legs
One of our most recent DIYs features a concrete tabletop that we brightened using white oxide | Check out the full tutorial

Or for a simpler DIY concrete top table, take a trip down memory lane for one of our very first DIYs using concrete render! We gave a cheap Kmart coffee table a luxe concrete makeover! Find all the photos, materials and steps in this tutorial.

3. Concrete paperweights

Ok, so we live in a digital age and loose sheets of paper on your desk may not actually be a problem. However, if you’re old school then these cute paperweights by Monsters Circus are the perfect choice to keep your workspace both tidy and stylish.

You could reuse an old container at home to make similar paperweights or buy some on-trend silicone moulds to make almost any shape. For example, arch, heart and those bubble cubes are just a few popular mould shapes you can find.

paper weights
Image via Monsters Circus

4. Fluted cement towel vase

If this isn’t genius, we don’t know what is! Shannon of @ourperthreno cut an old towel into a circle, dipped it in cement and allowed it to dry over a PVC pipe to create this luxe-looking fluted vase. Watch her reel to see all the materials and steps she used.

Concrete vase
Cement towel vase DIY by @ourperthreno

5. Laced cement votive

These votives created by Say Yes are a lovely mix of chunky concrete and delicate lace pattern. Gorgeous for both inside and outside settings — or the perfect gift!

Cement lace votives
Image via Say Yes

6. Concrete fridge magnets

Magnets can be a cute way to add some personality to your fridge and it’s one of the simplest concrete home decor DIYs! Make any shape you like, such as the star ones pictured below or our sweet love heart concrete fridge magnets.

DIY fridge magnets
Image via At Home In Love

7. Large concrete planters

Another of our concrete projects is this DIY large concrete planter, which can be personalised to suit your own space with splashes of colour.

SC planter

8. Ring cones

Pretty and practical, these ring cones by DIY in PDX are a great for your bedroom and stylish enough to keep near your kitchen sink to mind your jewellery while you’re washing up.

DIY concrete home decor ring cone
Image via

9. Modern concrete fire pit

Okay, so this firepit by Man Made DIY is slightly more ambitious, but the final product is so impressive! Or for an easier version, check out our DIY decorative fire bowl tutorial here!

DIY firepit
Image via Man Made DIY

10. Bathroom trivet

If you’re looking for a simple yet modern accessory to style some of your bathroom sink goodies, have a go at our DIY concrete trivet.

Concrete trivet

11. Cement hanging pot plant holder / table

We’re always looking for ways to display indoor plants in the home and this hanging concrete holder is perfect for indoors or out. Cluster several together at different heights to dial up the greenhouse vibes.

Finished cement pot plant hanger
Hanging pot plant holder by The Merry Thought

12. Door stopper

This simple concrete door stopper by Apartment Therapy with rope handle is practical and stylish. It’s also neutral enough to suit a range of interior styles, like coastal, industrial and modern.

Door stoppers
Image via Apartment Therapy

13. Hexagon cement coaster

If you love to entertain, then you can never have enough coasters. Pure Sweet Joy has created a modern hexagonal shape, with a touch of metallic paint to jazz it up.

concrete home decor coasters
Image via Pure Sweet Joy

14. Giant house numbers

If you want to give your house some curb appeal, how about this tutorial for giant house numbers available on eHow? At least the mailman will always be able to find you!

Concrete house numbers
Image via

15. Black concrete tray

Trays are one of our favourite items of home decor and they serve endless uses around the home — as a catch-all tray in your entrance, to anchor styled arrangements, or keep items grouped together. The clever maker at DIY in PDX shares how you can make your own black concrete tray using cake tins and black concrete pigment.

Black concrete tray
Concrete tray tutorial by DIY in PDX

16. Trivet with transformable shape

This trivet by Hungry Heart is pretty to look at thanks to the gorgeous leather detail, and perfect in the kitchen to protect benchtops from hot pots and pans.

concrete home decor trivet
Image via Hungry Heart

17. Round concrete wall light

Round wall lights are seriously trending! But if you’re not sure it’s a look you want to commit to, or you’re renting and cannot damage your walls, check out our round concrete wall light hack. We share all the steps of this simple DIY that essentially just uses a salad bowl, concrete and a puck light!

Completed wall light
This round cement wall light won’t damage your walls and doesn’t require an electrician | Find the full tutorial

18. Garden globes

These chunky garden globes by The Garden Glove would look beautiful as a modern, funky garden accessory. Like all concrete DIYs, you can leave the raw concrete or add some colour to make it your own.

Concrete garden globes
Image via The Garden Glove

19. iPad stand

Cheng Concrete has come up with a clever and stylish way to keep your technology up off the bench and in sight. Great if you use your tablet in the kitchen to cook!

concrete home decor ipad stand
Image via Cheng Concrete

20. Beverage cooler

This concrete cooler by Dwelling in Happiness is absolutely divine! The rope handles make it easier to move around the patio, and the addition of a tap to assist with emptying melted ice is pure genius.

Concrete beverage holder
Image via Dwelling in Happiness

21. Concrete side table or plant stand

Another cool way to display your plants is this $5 concrete plant stand. It also works just as well as a side table that’s durable enough for outdoor use. You may also like to check out our plant stand/side table hack using a pot plant stand from Kmart.

22. Cement-dipped candles

These cement-dipped candles are currently in homeware stores… but with a much higher price tag! Have fun and make your own following this tutorial from eHow.

concrete home decor dipped candle
Image via eHow
Concrete candle
One of our readers Tayah @simplecasita took inspiration from this DIY and made her own version of concrete dip candles

23. Concrete wall hooks and mini shelf

Not going to lie, this last DIY is a little more tricky due to the geometric shapes of the concrete wall hooks and shelf but wouldn’t you agree it’s worth it?! You could also take inspiration from this DIY tutorial by Hand Made Modern and do a simpler version. For example, round wall hooks would look equally fab and could be made in an old plastic bottle instead. You’re welcome!

Concrete hooks
Image via Home Made Modern

Have you tried any of these concrete DIYs? Or perhaps you’ve come across another concrete home decor DIY you think we should add to the list — we’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

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This article was first published in May 2018 and continues to be updated with the latest concrete DIYs for the home.

Gina Beschorner Style Curator

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