Make your own concrete trivet

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This month I’ve been looking for ways to style my bathroom on a budget. You may have noticed our DIY bathtub shelf tutorial the other week and today we’re showing you how I made this concrete trivet — the perfect base for some styling!

DIY concrete trivet

[ingredients title=”Items you will need”]
  • Plastic container (we got this one from The Reject Shop)
  • Cement
  • Sand
  • Bucket
  • Wooden spoon or something to mix the cement
  • 4 pieces of thin dowel
[/ingredients] [directions title=”Steps:”]
               

  1. Mix up a batch of concrete following the ratio of cement and sand on the cement packet.
  2. Mix concrete
               

  3. Pour the concrete into your mould until it is at least 2cm thick (we opted for 3cm thickness) and while the concrete is wet, place your dowel pieces on top and press down until they are halfway submerged.
  4. Pour into mould
               

  5. Allow to dry for 72 hours and then carefully remove from the mould.
[/directions]

Presto! It’s that simple! Now you can use your concrete trivet to place items on, such as soap, candles or small plants. Check out our bathroom styling tips for inspiration on how to use your new trivet.

Remove concrete trivet

If you like this tutorial, you might like to check out all our concrete DIYs here!

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Gina is the Editor of STYLE CURATOR, an award winning Australian blog about the pursuit of a stylish home. She is passionate about sharing her love of design, architecture, decorating and homewares. Having recently finished the build of her dream home, she's now tackling the never ending job of styling it. When she's not blogging or working with interior styling clients, you'll find her running after her 1 year-old son Patrick or getting her hands messy in a creative project.

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