Making Concrete Pots, Bowls and Platters
35 stylish and simple projects for the home and garden
Learn everything you need to know about the latest craft trend with Hester Van Overbeek and her book about crafting with concrete. You will learn how to mix, cast, mold and decorate concrete to create a selection of decorations and gifts for the house and garden. For beginners there are small, simple projects, such as concrete planters and tea lights. Once you feel more confident, you can move on to the larger projects, such as a stylish concrete plant table and even a concrete bowl fire-pit for your garden.
Each project has step-by-step instructions and photographs to help you master the craft, as well as tips on what concrete to buy and making your own concrete molds. You will be amazed at the stylish concrete planters you can make with Hester’s help and friends won’t believe that your latest homeware gift is homemade!
Would you like to try a project? Have a go at this Quirky Concrete Succulent Planter, great for concrete beginners! - you can find the simple instructions with images on our blog.
About the author
Hester van Overbeek has written several craft books for CICO Books and shares tons of up-cyling tips and craft ideas for the home on her blog and Youtube channel, Hester’s Handmade Home. She has an adorable dog called Kermit, who features regularly in her videos, and lives by the lovely British seaside, which often features in her Instagram feed. Hester always knows what the new craft trend is going to be and her projects prove that you can craft with anything and everything.
'Find everything from quick-make vases to bigger weekend projects like trays and fire pits'
Mollie Makes, January 2017
'This surprisingly inventive and stylish book showcases 35 simple projects for the home and garden…you’ll be amazed how versatile concrete can be'
Reloved, February 2017