Today I wanted to share a super fun project; DIY Pencil Containers. These containers have are so industrial chic when you mike concrete with silver leafing.Make your own with Makers Mix DIY Concrete, metal leaf adhesive and silver leafing. Super fast and easy to do!
Step OneSlide a rubber band 3 inches down from the top of the vinegar bottle. Trace with a black sharpie. This will be your cutting mark. Then cut on the drawn line with a cutting tool. Grease the inside of the bottle with some cooking spray or brush some oil into it. Then grease the outside of a 4oz glue bottle. Set aside.
Step TwoMix 1 cup of Makers Mix with 5 1/2 Tablespoons of water in a medium sized plastic bowl, until well blended. It should be the consistency of brownie batter. Step ThreeFill the plastic water bottle with the concrete a little more then half way. Tap the mold a few times on the table to loosen any air bubbles. Step FourPress the greased glue bottle into the center of the concrete, around 3/4 the way. Cut a slit into a strip of duck tape. Place the strip over the glue bottle and plastic bottle. Let set for at least 30 minutes.Let all pieces completely dry for 12 hours, preferably 24 hours before painting.Step SevenOnce the concrete is dry, remove the duck tape and release from the mold. Now paint the base with metal leaf adhesive and silver leafing.Once complete your concrete holder is ready to store your pencils, pens, or fave supplies.Lisa