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DIY Christmas Ornaments Made with Cement

These DIY Christmas ornaments are made with an unexpected material — cement! Hand-poured concrete makes for a cool, modern twist on holiday decor.

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I love affordable, easy, super-cool holiday DIY projects. Don’t you? These DIY Christmas ornaments made with cement totally fit the bill.

The cement (or concrete, if you prefer) is an unexpected material but it works so well for these! I’m excited to show you how to make these little gem ornaments.

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Fun Ways to Switch Up these DIY Ornaments

I think these DIY Christmas ornaments look great in the gem shape from our silicone mold. But you can customize them in so many ways!

Try switching up the mold shape that you pour your cement into. There are so many silicone mold ideas to try.

You could also paint your cement ornaments once they’re dried, or add a different ribbon tie to the top.

Materials List for DIY Cement Ornaments

Materials

Make Time: 15 Minutes plus one hour drying time

Instructions for Making Your DIY CHristmas Ornaments

  1. Prep your materials. It’s important to have everything ready to go once you start mixing the cement, because it dries fast. The gems can be made with either an eye pin to make it into an ornament, or no pin to make it a decorative item. If you’d like ornaments, bend 1/8″ of the end of your eye pin at a 90 degree angle, using the pliers. Set these aside. Rip off a small section of plastic wrap and set aside as well.
  2. In your disposable cup, measure 12 level tablespoons of CementAll. Then measure in 3 tablespoons + 1/2 teaspoon of water. Stir immediately and vigorously, being sure to get rid of all dry chunks of cement.
  3. The mixture should be slightly runny. Start pouring into the molds immediately. Use the stick as a spatula to get the cement neatly into each mold. As you pour, press cement down into the mold with the stick to avoid bubbles. Take the stick out and pour one last bit on the top of each mold to create a smooth surface.
  4. If the tops of your molds are not as smooth as you like, you can set the plastic wrap down over the top of them, smooth, and remove. This should be done within about 2 minutes of pouring.
  5. Finally, insert the eye pins if you are making ornaments. Insert the bent end first, rotating as you insert so that the hole it makes is as small as possible. Sink the pin up to just below the eye.
  6. Set the molds aside to dry for one hour. At the end of an hour, remove the gems and break off any extra jagged bits around the top. If you’re making ornaments, tie a loop of baker’s twine through the eye.
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Have Fun!

That’s it! I promise it’s not difficult — I just tried to give as much detail as I could, as I learned a couple of tricks along the way. The cement is surprisingly easy to clean up and really fun to work with once you get the hang of it.

I love that they can be ornaments, gift toppers, decor, or just about any old thing. They’re great to make in big batches, so give them to everyone you love. xoxo

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Yield: DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments with Cement

DIY christmas ornaments

These Cement DIY Christmas Ornaments are fun to make, and a perfect gift idea!

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Estimated Cost $20

Materials

  • CementAll
  • silicone mold
  • measuring spoons
  • mixing cups
  • popsicle sticks
  • eye pins
  • plastic wrap
  • baker's twine

Tools

  • needle nose pliers

Instructions

    1. Prep your materials. It's important to have everything ready to go once you start mixing the cement, because it dries fast. The gems can be made with either an eye pin to make it into an ornament, or no pin to make it a decorative item. If you'd like ornaments, bend 1/8" of the end of your eye pin at a 90 degree angle, using the pliers. Set these aside. Rip off a small section of plastic wrap and set aside as well.
    2. In your disposable cup, measure 12 level tablespoons of CementAll. Then measure in 3 tablespoons + 1/2 teaspoon of water. Stir immediately and vigorously, being sure to get rid of all dry chunks of cement.
    3. The mixture should be slightly runny. Start pouring into the molds immediately. Use the stick as a spatula to get the cement neatly into each mold. As you pour, press cement down into the mold with the stick to avoid bubbles. Take the stick out and pour one last bit on the top of each mold to create a smooth surface.
    4. If the tops of your molds are not as smooth as you like, you can set the plastic wrap down over the top of them, smooth, and remove. This should be done within about 2 minutes of pouring.
    5. Finally, insert the eye pins if you are making ornaments. Insert the bent end first, rotating as you insert so that the hole it makes is as small as possible. Sink the pin up to just below the eye.
    6. Set the molds aside to dry for one hour. At the end of an hour, remove the gems and break off any extra jagged bits around the top. If you're making ornaments, tie a loop of baker's twine through the eye.

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13 thoughts on “DIY Christmas Ornaments Made with Cement

  1. Is it possible to be in love with a diy project?! These are so smart and lovely! I was wondering whether or not cement would stick to silicon, I guess now I know 🙂

  2. I have fallen in love with the cement pendant that Brittney at Spruce has been wearing and now I think I may try to make them! We have these molds from DIY chocolate gems…how awesome to have another use for them!

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