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How to make Christmas ornament with concrete

After the bookends project, I told you I will work with concrete again. It was the perfect material to make some modern Christmas ornament.

They are a little heavy but hold just fine in my tree. I painted them with gold and copper to make them more festive.

They are very simple to make, you will find all the details below.

How to make Christmas ornaments with concrete

Materials you will need for this DIY Christmas decoration:

You can use any concrete leftover you have around to make these vases. If you have to purchase some I suggest this one. It’s great for craft projects and comes in small bags.

Take a container and make the concrete mix, pour the concrete in the caps.

Stuck a piece of the skewer in each mold. This will allow you to have a hole to pass a ribbon or a yarn to hang the ornament.

Let the concrete dry for at least 2 days. Then you can begin to remove the molds. Use a cutter to make several vertical cuts in the plastic cap.

Use pliers to remove the side cap. Once it’s done you can easily unmold your ornament.

Sand each side of the concrete piece and clean it under clear water to remove all dust.

Once the ornament is dry, you can paint it the way you like.

I choose to make geometric shape with gold and copper paint. You can use masking tape to delimit the painting area. Don’t forget to paint both side of the ornament.

When the paint is dry, pass a piece of yarn or ribbon to hang it.

And done! Pretty cool don’t you think? They will match perfectly with those DIY Christmas cube!

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DIY concrete christmas ornaments


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Andy Edmonson

Monday 10th of October 2016

Neat project! Where did you get/buy the big plastic caps?

Ama Ohoh blog

Monday 10th of October 2016

Thanks Andy! The caps comes from big bottle of water, 20 liters ones.

Tidbits Blog

Tuesday 8th of December 2015

So very smart and unique! I love it! Thanks for sharing your projects with us at Create - Share - Inspire Link party! Hope to see more!

Andrea Handojo

Thursday 3rd of December 2015

Love this idea! Never thought of making concrete ornaments!

Ama Ryllis

Friday 4th of December 2015

Thanks Andrea. I hope you will give a try, these are really easy to make!


Thursday 3rd of December 2015

Simple and Neat! I really like this!!