wall art

Who Knew? 10+ Stunning DIY Concrete and Cement Gift Ideas!

Who knew concrete and cement decor could be so, well, pretty?  I didn’t know until I started making it myself.  Another awesome aspect is the cost of these gifts–I calculated my cement tealight candle holders to be about 50 cents each. That’s $0.50 USD!  So if you are looking for stunning, unique, easy-to-make, inexpensive gifts for the holiday season (or any season) roll up your sleeves and take a look.

Two DIY Geometric Concrete Projects {Sister Inspirations} by The Happy Tulip.  Get the tutorial HERE.

Stunning DIY concrete and cement gift ideas. Two diy geometric concrete projects. Tutorials. The Happy Tulip.


Wood Shim Wall Art


DIY wood shim wall art.

Upcycle some wood shims! This wood shim wall art is made of ordinary 16-inch construction cedar wood shims glued together.

DIY wood shim wall art.

I’m back from vacation and ready to make more furniture and decor! Let’s get to it!


  • 16 inch wood shims
  • Titebond 3 (or another wood glue)
  • four bar clamps (length depends the length of your shim wood art)
  • ruler
  • square
  • timer
  • jigsaw
  • sandpaper
  • polyurethane (or another finish)

The 16-inch cedar wood shims I used for this project commonly come in packages of 42 at home improvement stores. I bought four packages (168 total shims) at Menards, but I didn’t use all of these.  After I opened the packages, I sorted them into “keepers” and “other.”  My (more…)