Happy Memorial Day weekend! Whew, I'm pretty excited for this weekend because tomorrow I will be happily sitting in the stands to watch the Charlotte NASCAR race & to say I'm excited would be an understatement. Part of the reason I'm excited to go to the race is because it's my first one I'm going to & I'll be joining my dad in the stands! Anyways, I'm thrilled to share with you guys this concrete letter & ampersand because I'm loving the way they turned out.
I purchased mine at Lowe's.
10 lb bag of concrete
You can use any pound bag, I was experimenting with this diy to see if it turned out right & it does.
You can basically use anything to lay down, but I only had a sheet that I use for diys like this one.
Cardboard Ampersand & Letter
These can be purchased at Hobby Lobby & I got them for 50% off.
I found a random wood piece that worked perfectly for stirring the concrete.
Before mixing the concrete, I cut off the top parts of the cardboard, that way I could pour the concrete into the letter & ampersand. This was really easy to do & once you get a cut going, you can pretty much pull off the rest.
I then mixed the concrete & poured it into the letter & ampersand. I didn't care that it wasn't smooth because I planned on sanding it once it dried. I let it dry for a day & then sanded certain areas that needed it.
Once they were dried, the cardboard was moist, so all I had to do was peel off the cardboard, super easy!
That's it you guys! I find it weird that the texture is so different with both of them, considering I used the same concrete & poured it in at the same time, but I love the texture & look of them both. I plan on making a few other things, but I ran out of concrete this time around since I did a few other things with it, which you will see on the blog soon! So, what do you think of my concrete letter & ampersand? Have you made them before? I'd love to know! As always, thanks for stopping by!