Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Concrete Idea

My son and I were at the hardware store and he asked if he could get a bag of concrete mix. Concrete mix??? I asked him why he wanted concrete mix and he said he "wanted to make stuff" with it.

Good enough reason for me. I am always up for trying to make new things, so we bought a 60 pound bag of concrete mix and we took it home.

Now, neither of us had any idea what to do with that 60 pound bag of concrete.

Did I mention the bag was 60 pounds? Sixty pounds is VERY HEAVY. 

We lugged it into the garage and since I did not want to move it from where we had lugged it, I wanted to make something so we could use up the concrete and not have to move that heavy bag again.

We went to the dollar store and bought some bowls, cups and some other shapes for molds.  We bought some gloves and went to work.

 We ended up making several tealight candle holders, flower pots, and bowls. It was so much fun! I think I am now addicted - just as I am with the logs - I love this stuff!

The concrete project I am currently working on is a concrete fire bowl. It is a concrete bowl with small rocks on the top around the edge, and then  a cannister of gel fuel is added to the center. They look really pretty at night, so I can't wait to see how mine turns out.