Welcome to the blog today friends! Last week I made a restoration hardware knock off DIY cement bowl and I’m super excited to share about it!
I had a bit of RSS trouble with my feed last week, so I hope you aren’t too irritated getting 3 blog posts all at once.
But these DIY cement bowls are SO fun and SO easy. They literally cost a bag of cement ( about 3.50-5 dollars depending where you are )
One bag of cement can make many bowls.
In this blog I’m going to teach you how to make them and also teach you want not to do.
Every DIY has a learning curve and I hope you learn from my mistakes
Please don’t be overwhelmed by the mixing of cement – it’s so easy and you can do it by hand in a jiffy! Below is a shop list for making this chic diy cement bowls.
Shop List For DIY Cement Bowls
-Bag of Cement Mix ( 3.50-5 depending on where you live)
-Two Forms. I used Two Metal Bowls Shown in Video Below
-Grease ( I used Vegetable Grease )
-Rocks or heavy Objects
How To Make A Bowl
I’m linking my Tiktok video so you can see in 15 seconds what I did to achieve my DIY cement bowls, but I’ll also go more into detail as well.
Finding two bowl forms you like is key. I used to metal bowls on hand. I would highly recommend you use plastic bowls though as they pop out a lot easier once the cement bowl is dry.
Next step is to grease both bowls really well.
After the bowls are greased really well, you want to pour in your mixture. There is no right way, just pour it in and then put the smaller bowl in the mixture and make sure it’s centered.
After you’ve centered your bowl, fill it up with heavy objects like rocks to keep it weighed down
You don’t have to do this step, but I sanded the bottom to make sure the air bubbles rose to the top. You can also tap the bottom with a hammer.
Then… find a level surface and leave it for 24-48 hours!
Here’s the cement bowl from Restoration Hardware
Although the above bowl is really beautiful, I love my bowl more and it only cost 3.50 ( and with that same bag of cement, I can make a ton more!
Tips In Making/Removing Bowls:
- Mix really well and if you want a more clean look, you can purchase mortar gravel mix. It’s the same price, just has no rocks in it. I didn’t really care as I like the texture.
- If you bowl doesn’t pop out of the moulds super easily. You can tape on the bottom and sides of the outer bowl with a hammer. Be sure to not tap too hard or you might crack it
- Once you’ve popped it out of the moulds, take a piece of sandpaper to the edges to make it smooth and soft
If you guys attempt to make a DIY cement bowl, please tag me on my socials and I would love to share!
Oh and I forgot to say, happy MAY!