MY DIY | Cement Letter Photo Holder

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Honesty, HOW CUTE are these little cement letters!? I was amazed at how perfectly smooth they turned out after popping each out of the silicone mold. I’ve wanted to make a Instagram photo stand for awhile now and thought these would be the perfect base. After adding a little pop of color, they are happily perched on my desk. This is just the start for fun ways to add a concrete alphabet into your life…let the brainstorming begin! Now the question is, what’s your word? #yay! Step & supplies after the break…

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What you need: 
Quick dry cement
Silicone Letter tray
Silicone symbol tray
Gold Wire
Foam brush
Neon Paint
Jewelry Pliers
Tape

Get all the supplies in a DIT KIT HERE! 

What to do:
Create photo holder with the wire by bending into a small triangle surrounded by a larger triangle using the jewelry pliers.  Leave a long end to put into the cement letter.
Next, bend the other end of the wire an inch, and tape to the top of the letter inside the mold. This will keep it in place, in the middle of the letter.
In a bowl, mix water and cement (follow the directions on the packaging).
Play around with the measurements until you get a puddy like texture. Once your cement is mixed, pour it into the letter mold.
Allow your cement to set for 20 minutes or until the cement has completely hardened, then peel out of the mold.
Bend the wire upwards to stand up straight.
Add some color with your foam brush, by painted the perimeter with neon paint. Allow the paint to dry for 30 minutes.
Add photos. Done!

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  1. Michelle says:

    Looove them! I really gotta start crafting with cement! The grey and neon contrast looks amazing!

    1. Jenni says:

      For sure, its so easy, do it!

  2. Kali says:

    Omg! I love this is so pretty and smart! I need to do it 🙂

    Kisses, Kali
    http://www.kalisinspiration.com

  3. What an amazing idea! I really want to try it!! 🙂

    ◈✾◈✾◈diy Monas de Seda◈✾◈✾

  4. Laura says:

    OMG, obsessed with this project!

    Laura
    http://www.24-7style.com

  5. Miss Wobie says:

    Waaaw, that is just amazing!
    I have to try it!

  6. sara mcavoy says:

    Wow! This idea is amazing! I really want to try it! I love little photo holders like these! Great post
    xx

  7. sherry says:

    Very cute, Jen.

    1. Jenni says:

      Thanks Mommy!

  8. Kate says:

    This is so cool! Definitely going to buy supplies tomorrow 🙂

    Kate xx http://thepigfoot.com

    1. Jenni says:

      Yay! Make sure to snap a pic and tag #ispymydiy in insta

  9. Clau! says:

    Great idea! love it 😉

    Saludos,
    Clau!
    clobyclau.com

  10. Cori Schwabe says:

    These are super cute!! When you mixed the cement, did it ruin the bowl you mixed it in? or did you mix it in something that could be ruined anyways?

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    1. Jenni says:

      I washed it out right after I poured it and saved the bucket. Cant wait to see how yours turns out!

  11. These are soooooo cute! I will have to try this one. Your blog is adorable. 🙂

    Steffi

    1. Jenni says:

      Thanks Steffi!

  12. YAY! It makes me smile looking at your photos. This project is perfect as gifts or for parties =) 2 Thumbs up!

    Juju Sprinkles
    http://www.jujusprinkles.com

  13. Jamie says:

    These are really fun! Love how you just painted the sides.

    1. Jenni says:

      Awww thanks! I love the neon too!

  14. Don says:

    This could be a guy project, working with cement .

  15. Amelia says:

    What a fun idea – love it!

    xxoo,
    thesewingsweremeanttofly.wordpress.com – DIY and photography blog

  16. Mimi Ho says:

    This is such a cute idea! I would’ve never thought of using cement to make photo holders. Can’t wait to this diy!!

  17. Paige says:

    These picture holders are so fun! I definitely want to make them for my new office!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  18. Really love the idea, well done. I have to try it !!

  19. Candy says:

    You are so clever, I have to try it.
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  20. Hannah says:

    Amazing idea! I’ve never tried working with cement before. Love the use of neon xx
    http://crafternooncabaretclub.com

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