DIY Silver Leaf & Concrete Vase
You guys! Curious Fair are back today with a DIY that has stormed straight to the top of the list of my favourite DIYs that they’ve featured here! How BEAUTIFUL is this?! To create these silver leaf & concrete vases for yourself all you’ll need is:
You Will Need: // Bag Of Concrete // Plastic Party Cups // Water // PVA Glue // Paintbrush // Imitation Silver Leaf //
Step 1: After deciding what you’d like your vase to look like, choose a mold that will create your desired shape. We used plastic cups to create a simple & contemporary shaped vase.
Step 2: Following the instructions on the concrete, use water to mix your concrete solution.
Step 3: Once thoroughly mixed, pour the concrete into a plastic cup. To create the vase, only half fill a plastic cup with concrete and place another plastic cup on top of the half filled concrete within the mold. Hold the second plastic cup in place whilst continuing to fill the mold up to the lip of the cup.
Step 4: Leave the concrete to set for the recommended time on the concrete instructions. We left ours for 24 hours to be extra sure it was set!
Step 5: Once dry, release your concrete sculpture from its mold! Plastic cups are perfect as molds as you can cut and peel them off without damaging your creation!
Step 6: Using PVA glue, carefully attach pieces of silver leaf to your concrete sculpture.
Step 7: Style with a selection of colour pop flowers & succulents for an awesome alternative display! Have fun experimenting with different molds to make other creations! We used ice cube trays and shaped cups to create unique concrete table sculptures! And that’s it! You’re done!
Special thanks to Curious Fair for sending us such a beautiful DIY, their styling is always so gorgeous! Don’t forget to tag your photos with #BESPOKEBRIDEDIY if you decide to create some of these vases for yourselves, we absolutely adore seeing your creations! xx