This week I’d like to introduce another great way for incorporating cement creatively into our daily lives…this following tutorial actually uses two skills I discussed in previous posts- cutting glass with a glass cutter, and casting cement for home-diy purposes.
You will need:
- Cement -take a quick peek at my tutorial here for using cement at home.
- Used glass bottle- I cut a clear wine bottle. See instructions here.
- Round plastic containers- I used two bowels that fit snuggly into one another. You need to make sure the circumference of the bottom of the bowels is identical and is slightly larger than the circumference of the glass bottle you’ll be using.
- Cork sheet or any padding you like to protect the finished cement project from scratching your furniture.
- Glue gun or any other adhesive to attach the padding to your project.
Ok here we go.
First, I filled the larger bowel up to 2/3 of its height with cement. Don’t forget to oil the inside of the bowel with vegetable oil or petroleum jelly before you do this.
Next, I inserted the smaller bowel (also oiled, this time on its outer side) and pushed it down so that very little cement was left between the two bases of the bowels.
I wanted to make sure the two bowels are almost touching each other from the inside, so I added some coins to keep the upper bowel in place and prevent it from moving upwards.
If you don’t have coins stones or any small heavy object should do the trick.
24 hours later, I removed the coins. The outer bowel slipped easily off.
I then took a hammer and while holding the bowel in my left hand a few inches above the table, lightly tapped on the base of the bowel to help separate the smaller plastic bowel. Try and tap the area where the hammer is placed here in the picture.
The smaller bowel separated the cement holder was ready. If you like you can use some sandpaper to sand down the container and give it a more finished look.
I then took a damp cloth and removed any residue.
The next step is optional- I felt like adding a bit of paint to my project, so I picked up a bottle of white acrylic paint and painted the top of the holder.
To prevent the holder from scratching my table, I cut out a piece of cork and glued it with a glue gun to the base of the holder.
I then placed the cut wine bottle in the center of the holder…and voilà!
I love how it came out…have and go and let me know how yours turned out!