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When most people think of concrete, they think of sidewalks and driveways. Despite its many uses, most people do not associate this creative building material with home crafts or DIY projects. While it’s use in home landscaping has become more popular in recent years, there are a lot of people who do not realize the true creative potential of this material.
Many people think of concrete as an outdoor material, probably because it is used in a lot of landscaping. The uses for this material go beyond the pathways it is usually used for, however. For example, many people use concrete to make DIY lawn decorations. Popular items to make include birdbaths, fountains, waterfalls, and ponds. By using concrete to make these items, a crafter can make sure the items will last a long time in any kind of weather condition. Concrete is a great material to use in areas that may become wet and/or are subjected to extreme temperatures.
Some people also choose to use concrete to make other decorative outdoor items, however. Flower pots, raised flower beds, and even statues and figurines are ideal projects and crafts for concrete. To make them, most people either purchase or make a mold for the concrete, then buy and mix concrete from a home improvement store. Making any of these decorative items is as simple as pouring the mixed concrete into the mold and waiting for it to dry. Unlike plastic or decorations made of other materials, crafts made from concrete can last for decades. Furthermore, there is no danger of them cracking, breaking, or fading.
Inside the home there are a number of uses for concrete that many people do not usually consider. Concrete is a popular material for kitchen and bathroom countertops, for example. In fact, it can even be used to make beautiful tabletops, nightstands, and other furniture. Today, concrete comes in a variety of colors that can be used to match a home’s décor perfectly. Most importantly, these pieces of furniture are sturdy, very resistant to scratching, denting, staining, and chipping, and beautiful to look at.



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