Interiors

DIY | Chunky Concrete Doorstopper

Hey guys, let’s get creative with concrete again! Actually, I have just started working with concrete last year when crafting my Concrete Copper Candle Holder (isn’t that a beautiful alliteration?). So this year I want to take things a bit further and work some more with the stuff, I think still at a beginner’s level but a bit more advanced than my previous concrete project. And this concrete doorstopper is not only another chance to test my abilities, no, I really need that thing in my apartment. If someone had told me I would be thinking about doorstoppers someday, well… Here we are!

What I need this for is my bedroom door, which tends to close when not held back with something. Of course I could just leave it closed, but I usually like my doors open unless we have company (no one gets to snoop around!). Up until now my slippers have taken over this task, which was super inconvenient (and ugly), so my motivation was rather high to solve this problem. Enter my Concrete Doorstopper.

The Tutorial

You need:

  • 1 kg of concrete powder
  • Water
  • 1 milk carton
  • 50 cm of thick rope
  • Crepe tape
  • 2 Wooden skewers
  • Sand paper
  1. Let’s get started! First of all, you have to prepare the mould. Measure 12 cm from the bottom of the milk carton on each side, then cut it into two at this line. Next, take the rope double and create a loop, secure the ends with crepe tape.
  2. Now, with the help of more crepe tape, attach two wooden skewers to each side of the rope loop. This will hold it in place. Place the rope/skewer construction in the milk carton and fixate it with some more tape. I know it looks hideous, but everything needs to be at the right place for this.
  3. After this, prepare the concrete mixture. For this, mix 1 kg of concrete powder with the respective amount of water (take the package instructions for that). Carefully fill the concrete into the milk carton mould and shake it a bit until all is set. Then let everything dry for at least 24 hours.
  4. Time to unwrap the present. Cut open the milk carton and remove it, also remove the tape and the skewers. Isn’t that a beauty? Now sand off the edges and everything you don’t like, and tadaa – you have your concrete door stopper!

Guys, I am so happy to have finally crafted this. Because, not only does it look super stylish at my bedroom door, I can finally wear my slippers again! To be honest, little projects like this concrete doorstopper makes me feel like this apartment is somehow in the last steps of being finished. Haha, just kidding. Nothing will ever be finished in this apartment, because I have plenty ideas to redecorate it again! I hope I could inspire you with this little project!

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