Revista Granito de Arena

Two creative ideas to make handcrafts with cement

Dos ideas creativas para realizar manualidades con cemento cempro cementos progreso mixtolisto mixto listo guatemala
Today we bring you two different, fun, and simple options to use leftover cement from projects and home repairs.

On many occasions we buy cement to solve problems at home. Once the situation is resolved, the remaining material remains unused. Instead of throwing it out, we propose two handcrafts you can make with your whole family. You will have fun and at the same time, provide accessories in your home with a new look. Join us!

Let’s make a concrete bowl!

Cement is one of the most versatile elements that we can find on the market. Due to its affordable price, it’s essential for any home. On this occasion, we will make a concrete bowl, which can be used indoors or outdoors.

What do we need?

  • Water
  • A plastic bucket
  • Any size bowl (preferably one you don’t use at home anymore)
  • Oil and a paper towel (it will be very helpful)
  • Gloves (gardening gloves are best)
  • Mixing container (use an old one)
  • A mixing stick
  • Masonry trowel
  • Cement


  1. Gather water.
  2. Its oil time! Using the paper towel, cover the bucket’s interior with oil. Cover both the outside and inside of the container. This step will make it easier to remove the mold.
  3. Use the gloves.
  4. Pour the cement into a container.
  5. Follow the instructions on the cement bag, add water slowly.
  6. Start mixing. Add more water as needed.
  7. Once consistency is good, pour the mixture in the bucket until it reaches several inches of concrete.
  8. Place the plastic bowl in the center of the bucket and fill it up with more mixture. The weight of the concrete in the container will help create the shape. Now, just wait for your bowl to dry completely.

Its ready. Enjoy your new bowl.

Refrigerator magnets!

Fun shapes to decorate your kitchen.

What do we need?

  • An ice cube tray, preferably made of silicone.
  • Magnets.
  • Water and cement mixture.
  • A bucket to mix the concrete.
  • A mixing stick.
  • A cup to take the concrete out.


  • Mix cement according to the instructions on the bag. Pour a couple of inches of water in the bucket, then mix with cement. Scoop the cement out and fill each silicone mold compartment to about half full (or as thick as you want your finished magnets to be).
  • When the concrete begins setting, place the magnets on top, barely leaving the top over the surface. Wait for the concrete to fully set.
  • After eight hours, remove the hardened magnets from the silicone mold. They should come out easily. If you like, you can sand the bottom edges to smooth them out.

Decorate the kitchen with your new magnets!

Leave your comment