10 Easy Spring Concrete Projects
Spring is coming! Or it may still be a ways off depending on where you live, but we are all anxiously awaiting its arrival. One of the major spring projects on everyone’s list is their yard. Clearing away the dead grayness and making way for the fresh green buds is one of the greatest images of spring. Now is a great time to start making a plan for any big (or small) outdoor projects which you may want to tackle. A DIY project may seem intimidating, but there are actually a lot of simple, functional projects you can complete with little or no experience. Concrete is a great option for any outdoor DIY project, especially for beginners. Concrete is easy to use, affordable, durable, and can be molded and modified to meet the needs of your individual backyard. Here are 10 great ideas for some easy spring concrete projects:
- Molded Concrete Stepping Stones: these make a great walkway for the side of your house or a path to and from your garden. Buy or create your own mold, fill it with ready mix concrete and then place the steps wherever you would like them!
- Concrete Planter Box: If you lack dedicated garden space, you can still build your own! A concrete planter box can be designed to fit along a wall, or tucked into an odd corner of your home’s exterior. Make it deep or shallow – whatever you prefer – and plant to your green thumb’s content!
- Candle & Votive Holders: These are so simple, and so easy to use! Using a mold or design you can create a dish or holder to display your candles and keep them from spilling or out of the reach of young hands.
- Firepit: How about some s’mores in your own backyard? You can easily build a concrete fire pit and fill it with wood, charcoal, whatever you would like for your backyard gatherings.
- House Numbers: There are many variations, so get creative! Make concrete numbers to display on your porch, or a slab with the numbers cut out to mount into your lawn. It’s an easy and cool way to display your house number!
- Flower or Succulent Vases: Basically the same as your concrete planters, but these are smaller and more finished. Use a fun shape, stamp the outside with a unique design, or even stain the concrete to make it a statement piece for your fresh spring blooms.
- Concrete Birdhouse: Use a cinderblock or make your own simple mold to create a durable and fresh-looking birdhouse for your backyard singers. Place it next to a bird feeder for more traffic!
- Outdoor Side Table: Concrete is such a great material for outdoor furniture because it is so durable and resistant to weather. Make a side table for your lounge chair on which to put your fresh lemonades and your latest reads as you enjoy the warmer weather.
- Garden Signs/Labels: Using molds you can easily create small concrete indicators for your garden. Insert a stick or pole, then mount them into your garden to indicate different plants.
- Cement Drink Coasters: Afraid of your nice coasters blowing away in the wind? Concrete coasters won’t! Make a set for your outdoor entertaining and never worry about them staining or blowing away!
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