Easy handmade gift ideas with concrete! Tutorials for making unique gifts for the holidays or any occasion.
Are you wondering what you can make for someone to give as a gift? Are you a concrete enthusiast?
Stop shopping the stores for the perfect gift to buy! Check out these 33 amazing ideas, with detailed tutorials so you can make one of these wonderful concrete gifts instead.
Concrete is such a versatile material, you’ll be amazed with how many unique items can be made with concrete.
You can make just about any decorative item you can think of, as well as functional concrete items. And making your own homemade gifts is such a great way to personalize a special occasion.
What supplies do I need to make my own concrete gifts? You’ll only need a few things for many of these tutorials.
Typical Materials Needed For Making Concrete Gifts
- A Bag of concrete –which you can grab at Home Depot or any home improvement store
- Some outdoor space –is ideal, but a garage is also great. If you don’t have either, a dining room table will suffice, but be safe because cement dust is dangerous, so wear a mask
- Safety glasses
- Mixing bowl
- Nitrile gloves
- Molds of your choice
These planters are the perfect addition to any succulent collection. Marbling concrete doesn’t take any special skills, which you can read about in this DIY tutorial.
Use colored pigments to make a vibrantly colored concrete candle holder as a cheerful gift.
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.
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 fall candle holders holders are a great gift for someone who entertains for the holidays. The decor adds warmth to a dining table. They would also make an awesome copper anniversary gift.
A beautiful bit of decor, this DIY concrete vase is as easy of a concrete project that you can do.
If you've never worked with concrete, then this is the perfect tutorial to get your feet wet.
This simple concrete clock DIY project is a unique gift idea, especially for that fastidious friend who likes to plan every moment.
These are great universal gifts. This DIY white concrete planter is the perfect project to make for a modern design lover.
You do have to wait 24 hours to demold, but making it is really quick.
Here’s another great gift to make for those who love to entertain. These concrete place card holders are such a nice functional and attractive gift.
They've got a dual purpose becuase they can also be used to hold a gift card.
Look how modern, crisp and clean this beautifull white christmas candle is. This would look lovely adorning someone's fireplace mantel or as a table centerpiece.
This little mini cowboy boot is the perfect homemade gift for the rustic lover. You can paint it any color.
Here’s a step by step tutorial for making these dramatic, awesome cement candles.
How about these prettyvases at HomeMade Modern for professional looking handmade concrete gift ideas. Aren’t they fantastic?
This side table doubles as a stool. It's the perfect father’s day gift –okay, maybe skip the flowers. 🙂
These sage colored fall concrete candle holders would be beaurtiful to give to anyone. The perfect housewarming gift for sure.
These little round DIY cement planters are great dorm decor. Make these for yourself or as a special gift for someone going off to college.
These would be perfect handmade gifts for teachers too!
Here’s a great gift. I feel like everyone needs a set of coasters made from concrete.
Head over to the Ugly Duckling House to see how to make these.
Hang your keys on this attractive handmade cement key holder. It's trimmed with a walnut wood veneer.
The keyholder is even fastened to the wall with the magnet. Just stick it to a nail or screw.
These handmade cement pencil holders make very unique office accessoires, don't you think?
Round concrete candles are an easy project and soooo fun to make, and best of all, they are they are ready in an hour! Such a great concrete handmade gift idea –and super portable.
Here's a concrete DIY that goes the extra step with the added element of lighting. How cool is this?
This concrete lamp tutorial comes to us from the talented Ben Uyeda at HomeMade Modern.
You can make these gorgeous and easy fall concrete coasters using an inexpensive silicone mold.
For Christmastime, how about these adorable resin and cement gift tags to give as stocking stuffers!
Candles really are a favorite handmade gift of mine and an easy DIY project as well. After demolding, dress the cement vessel up with metallic paint.
What a good idea to use lace with concrete, the contrast between rustic and soft makes these so sweet!
These concrete lace candle votive holders are great for holiday decor or a romantic gift.
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 DIY pendant lamps.
Who wouldn’t want those for a gift?
Easy, peasy! Make colorful concrete magnets. How fun would these be to use in a dorm room?
Perfect gifts for people hosting parties. These concrete coasters are the great utilitarian presents.
How functional are these DIY ring holder concrete cones? 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.
These adorable little cement planters are in the shape of a wine cork. They make a great hostess gift, teacher gift or party favor!
A sweet little DIY stone planter! Can you believe this is made out of cement?
These are easier to make than you think. Give these to any plant-loving friends or family members.