In a DIYer's world, there are a few materials you should probably always have on hand. A bag of cement should be one of those materials, if it's not already. If you're having a hard time understanding why, just check out all of the amazing DIY projects you can make using it. They range from coasters and ring dishes, all the way to light fixtures and furniture.
Above, pair your cement with metallic paint, and a protective cork layer, and you've got yourself some handmade coasters. Check out the tutorial on Homeology to find out how.
You can make just about anything with cement, so long as you have a mold. This tutorial on Design*Sponge creates a geometric paper weight after making a multi-faceted mold. Learn the technique and create other shapes, too.
Learn how to customize your bookshelves with these concrete letter book ends from Little House on the Corner. And learn how to turn that cement into concrete (yes, there is a difference!).
Keep track of your rings by making a simple ring holder like this one by Rachel Jacks of DIY in PDX. She even includes a helpful template!
Add some interest to your desk space with a quick concrete DIY paper weight/photo display. See how Brittni from Paper & Stitch made this fun project.
A Pair & a Spare's tutorial for cement and copper candle holders won't take long, and the results will pair perfectly with your next dinner party or romantic meal for two.
Here's our own tutorial to make colorful mini planters using concrete and powdered pigments for a marbled effect. Your baby succulents will never look better!
If you're into hanging planters, you'll be into this super simple project from The Merrythought. Pour your concrete base, using dowel rods to set the holes, and then string rope through each hole and hang.
Lily Ardor's concrete side table is ideal if you're wanting to test the concrete-furniture combo. I have no doubt you'd be able to make something similar by following her easy tutorial.
Dare to dream with this amazing concrete table top desk. It's sleek, it's affordable, and it's something you should try. Head over to The Home Depot Blog to see just how to make this amazing project.