05/21/2015 06:44 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

DIY Material of the Moment: Concrete

Concrete and cement-look DIY projects surfaced early as hot topics at over at, our new DIY content hub. Here are some of the most popular ideas we've featured!

Fire Pit


You can pick up a readymade fire bowl like this one for a few thousand dollars, or you can hunker down and DIY it for much less. Get the full how-to VIA Manmade DIY.

Concrete Countertops
Maybe you have the means to do a hardcore concrete countertop installation from scratch like these guys did VIA, but if you want a shortcut to getting the look...

... try this how-to VIA Sarah's Big Idea @ Hometalk

Concrete Coasters
The first concrete counter DIY we featured above is a tremendous undertaking. Test your chops and get the look at a smaller scale with this easy coaster how-to VIA DIY Fun Ideas.


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