Easy Handmade Gift Ideas With Concrete

Collage of handmade gifts

20 Ideas for Easy Handmade Gifts! Tutorials for making these unique gifts for the holidays or any occasion. Are you wondering what to make for someone to give as a gift? Are you a concrete enthusiast? Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday, housewarming or for a hostess gift, here are 20 unique ideas for what you can make, along with links to each of the tutorials.

–And here’s a couple other awesome concrete tutorials that make great gifts, such as concrete wine cork succulent planters and mini cement balloon planters.

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Cement Balloon Planters

Succulents planted in round cement planters

This is a favorite from one of my own tutorials :0}. These planters were made by moulding cement around a balloon! And they really are very easy to make. What a wonderful handmade gift for plant lovers in your family. See the tutorial at Artsy Pretty Plants.

collage of concrete gifts to make
Collage of Christmas handmade gift ideas

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Concrete Copper Candle Holders

Copper Candle Holders with cement

I’m a really tactile person and if I saw these in a store, I would have to touch them. I love the way the concrete and copper look together. These are a great gift for someone who entertains for the holidays. The décor adds warmth to a dining table. This is from Houseful of Handmade.

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Concrete Vase Using A Mailing Tube

Concrete vase made from a mailing tube.

A beautiful bit of décor, this one is about as easy of a concrete project that you can do. Never worked with concrete? Here’s a great tutorial to get your feet wet. Head on over to Paper-N-Stitch.

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Concrete Clock

Clock made of concrete

Lemon Thistle has a DIY project that’s a great gift idea for that fastidious friend who plans every moment – a simple concrete clock.

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Concrete Place Card Holders

concrete gift place card holder

Here’s another great gift to make for those who love to entertain. Such a nice functional and attractive gift. This tutorial is at Hey There Home.

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Modern Concrete Planter

Succulent Planter made of concrete

Planters are great universal gifts. This one, from me, is for modern design lovers. You do have to wait 24 hours to de-mould, but making it is really quick.

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Cement Candle

Cement and wax candle gift

Here’s a well written tutorial from eHow, for making these awesome concrete candles. It looks pretty easy, I cant wait to try this one.

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Concrete Bud Vases

concrete bud vases with flowers

How about these bud vases at HomeMade Modern for handmade concrete gift ideas, aren’t they fantastic?

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Concrete Coasters

Coasters tied up as a gift

Here’s a great gift. I feel like everyone needs a set of coasters. Head over to the Ugly Duckling House to see how to make these.

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Concrete Soda Can Pencil Holder

pencils in a cement can

These pencil holders are really cool. Made By Barb has the tutorial. She’s the one I learned about the trick of using Rapid Set Cementall for most of my concrete projects. She does lots of amazing things with concrete/cement.

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Concrete Lamp With Cut-outs

Concrete lamp

This concrete DIY takes and extra step with the added element of lighting. How cool is this? This lamp tutorial comes from the talented Ben Uyeda at HomeMade Modern.

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Lace Cement Votive

Lace & cement votive.

So easy! These lace candle votive holders would be great for a gift for holiday décor or a romantic gift. Say Yes has the tutorial here.

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Concrete Wall Hooks

A wall hook made of concrete and a screw

Easy and utilitarian concrete coat hooks over at Projektila. Minimalism at it it’s finest, as they blend right in.

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Cement Ornaments

cement tree ornament

I love these cement ornaments. These would be great gifts to make for stocking stuffers. Fellow Fellow has these on her blog.

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Concrete Pendant Lamp

hanging concrete pendant lamp

Okay, I’m a big Ben Uyeda fan, can you tell? Pull out your lamp kit and some plastic bottles, add a little concrete, and what you get is beautiful pendant lamps. Who wouldn’t want those for a gift?

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Marbled & Ombre Concrete Planters

marbled concrete planter

This is another fine tutorial for concrete planters. This is where I figured out what type of concrete I needed to get my modern planters so white, by using the Artisan concrete mix. Take a look at these at Apartment Therapy.

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Cement Heart Magnets

heart-shaped magnet

Living Lavida Holoka has another great idea that would be cute gifts to make. You could make these concrete magnets with a mold of any shape.

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Woven Concrete Doormat

concrete woven doormat

Check out this doormat by A Piece of Rainbow. How fun would this be adorning a dorm room?

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Concrete Cone Ring Holder

concrete ring holder

How’s this for function? You can see all of your rings at once. It’s a great space saver and easy to make! Head over to DIY In PDX to learn how.

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Concrete Vessels

concrete bowls

Here’s another easy tutorial for making these concrete bowls. They’d be a great gift for anyone. The Painted Hive will show you how to make these with just a few materials.

Which one will you make?