DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans]

DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans]

Well, if you stopped by yesterday for the Create With Me link up, then you know that I created these DIY Concrete Vases for the challenge! You voted for me to use tin cans, and I rose to the challenge! You can stop by the Create With Me party right now to vote on what we will DIY with this month! Can’t wait to see what you chose for me! In the meantime, come in and see how I made these great organizational vases for my craft space.

DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans]

The material list gets a bit hefty, but I’m SO happy with the results!

Materials:

Tin cans
Plastic containers (smaller than tin cans)
Drill
Screws
Concrete mix
WD-40
Dremel (with metal blade)
Pliers
Clear Gloss Spray Paint
Paint
Silver Leaf Pen
Always use proper safety gear!

Start by drilling a hole in the bottom on your tin cans, and then your plastic containers. You want to chose plastic containers to go inside that will be higher than the tin cans. Plastic containers are pliable, and easy to remove once the concrete sets. I used old sprinkle containers!

DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans] DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans]

Next, screw into the bottom of the tin cans and the plastic containers. I screwed into the tin can first, and then twisted the plastic onto the screw by hand. You want to make sure that there is some space between the bottom of the plastic and the bottom of the tin can so that a thick enough layer of concrete can sit in between.

DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans] DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans]

Next, we sprayed the inside of the cans and plastic with WD-40. You need something that will stop the concrete from sticking to the tin and plastic. This stuff is heavy duty and definitely did the trick.

DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans]

Next you want to mix the concrete with water (as per the bag instructions) and fill in the space between your plastic and tin cans. Then leave it for about a week so that the concrete has time to set.

DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans] DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans]

When you come back to your piece, you will be anxious to see if it worked, but be patient! Concrete can crack if you are rough with it! First remove the plastic piece inside by peeling it away gently with your pliers. Don’t be afraid to bend the plastic! Then get your dremel out (with a metal blade) and cut a straight line down the side of the tin can and the bottom, until the can pops off of the concrete (see below).

DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans] DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans]

Use pliers to pull the tin away and you are left with a lovely concrete vase!

DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans] DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans]

We used a clear gloss spray over the containers to protect them from life on my craft table before I painted them.

DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans]

Finally, I painted strips on my concrete vases one at a time using my Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.

DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans]

When the paint was done, I loved the look, but I felt it was missing something. I searched my craft space and found my beautiful silver leafing pen, which I used to draw a line between the two paint colours.

DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans] DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans]

Now let’s all gush over the beauty of these vases…. lol.

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This vase sits perfectly at my Custom Craft Space!

Custom Craft Space

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39 thoughts on “DIY Concrete Vases [from tin cans]

    1. Thank you!! You’re so sweet!! I love my craft space too :) I hope you do try the tin cans. I’d love to see them if you do!

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