Concrete Hexagon Coasters

I don’t find out about you however to me there’s one thing so very calming about white concrete. Maybe it’s the graceful floor texture mixed with a flat matt end that make it really feel luxurious however on the similar time not extravagant. It’s strong high quality is strictly the other the truth is, feeling extra as if the fabric has been recycled from a run down constructing website. It’s the right substance for a contemporary, minimalist house. And even minimalist houses want coasters. Mix these completely angular hexagon stacking coasters with a cup of camomile tea and steal a little second of rest only for your self.

When you’ve by no means labored with concrete earlier than don’t fear. The thought of blending concrete can sound overwhelming however in truth it’s truly very straightforward. You should not have to be completely correct with measurements and by including a bit of water at a time to the concrete till the combination is delicate however stands up by itself whenever you run your mixer via it, it turns into a quite simple course of.

Supplies:

  • White Concrete
  • Cardboard
  • Duct Tape
  • Masking Tape
  • Hexagon template
  • Mixer stick

Directions:

1. Minimize out a cardboard hexagon utilizing the template. Attempt to discover cardboard that has a shiny, printed aspect. It will assist to cease the concrete sticking to the cardboard because it dries. Reduce an extended skinny strip from the identical piece of cardboard and measure the size of 1 aspect of the hexagon from the top. Make a fold right here and snip a small triangle at one edge.

2. Proceed to measure, fold and snip a triangle alongside the strip of cardboard till you six sections to go all the best way across the hexagon. Snip off the top corners and fold every of those newly made tabs up in the direction of the remainder of the cardboard.

three. Fold the strip across the hexagon securing the tabs beneath with masking tape.

four. When you’re completely happy that is secured in place cowl all of the gaps and joins with robust duct tape.

5. Combine the concrete as directed. Stir nicely to ensure there are not any lumps left within the combination then slowly pour a bit of bit into every of your molds.

Attempt to estimate across the similar quantity of concrete in every hexagon mould. You’ll be able to mark an equal depth from the underside off in every mould if you need to be notably exact.

6. Push the concrete into all the corners utilizing you mixer.

Then faucet the entire mould gently towards the desk prime to deliver the air bubbles to the floor and pop them.

7. Depart in a single day to harden.

eight. As soon as the concrete is dry gently pull again the edges of the mould to launch the concrete.

Then flip the wrong way up and tease out. Take your time. The concrete gained’t be absolutely dry but so it’s nonetheless fragile.

9. Now that each one the edges are uncovered to the air depart in a single day once more to make sure the coaster is absolutely strong.

10. Sand down all the edges to offer them a clear, crisp edge.

And your coasters are prepared!

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