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Crafting Concrete

If you have been reading my blog then you already know that we are a team (family) of four creatives. We all pitch in to create and assist the other team members on projects. It is a seamless blending of talents and the best place to be on this side of heaven. Crafting concrete was going to be a fun challenge.

We are all going to Haven Conference (a blogging conference) and there have been some fun contests offered to the attendees while we are waiting to attend we decided why not try our hands at the Quikrete contest. We had to make something with one bag of concrete and make a video of the casting. I had never used concrete and had no idea if this was a good idea, but the team wanted to do it so I was going to need to be a quick study on concrete.

Crafting Concrete Creative Team

Kippi's first time mixing concrete

Kippi’s first time mixing concrete

Patrick is a master with concrete

Patrick is a master with concrete

Sean is not new to mixing concrete

Sean is not new to mixing concrete

Olivia's first time working with concrete

Olivia’s first time working with concrete

Crafting with Concrete the team’s projects

Kippi:  We all used Quikrete, but each of our projects used a different mixture. I had no idea there were so many different types of mixtures. It was a breeze to create my project using concrete I wish I had learned about the ease of using Quikrete years ago. You can see my how to make a planter and water feature video HERE. Please note I was out in the Florida sun during the filming. 

Kippi's planters and water feature

Kippi’s planters and water feature

Patrick: Is our resident concrete expert so he was totally at ease working on his project. He jumped in the first day and had it done then made a couple more projects. Watch Patrick’s how-to video HERE.

 

Patrick's rain diverter

Patrick’s rain diverter

 

 

 

Olivia: This was her first time using concrete to create and she really made a stunning project. See how Olivia made a concrete hanging planter HERE.

Olivia's plant hanger

Olivia’s plant hanger

Sean: Had used concrete for this Eagle Scout project so he was familiar with it but his form was a masterpiece even before he made his project. You can watch Sean make this gorgeous planter HERE.

Sean's planter

Sean’s planter

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Creating with Concrete Photo Gallery

Sean with his masterpiece

Sean with his modern masterpiece

Sean with his modern masterpiece

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Olivia with her Boho chic hanging planter

Boho style hanging planter

Boho style hanging planter

 

Patrick and his rain diverter. It really adds something special to the garden.

Patrick's rain diverter

Patrick’s rain diverter

 

Kippi with her dream come true planters and water feature

Kippi with her concrete creations

Kippi with her concrete creations

 

This was an amazing learning experience for our team not only learning the process of crafting concrete but how to work on four different projects at the same time. I highly recommend using Quikrete for crafting, since it is easy to work with and you can make an endless amount of useful and gorgeous masterpieces.

Have you ever worked with concrete? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Quikrete Crafting,

Kippi

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Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to create a superb articleÖ but what can I sayÖ I put things off a whole lot and never manage to get nearly anything done.

Shirl

Thursday 5th of September 2019

Interested in making a couple of these projects.Do you know if concrete will freeze and crack.

Bev

Saturday 20th of July 2019

Love your creativity!

Jennifer

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

Congratulations, Kippi! Your post will be featured this week at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home! --Jennifer

Michelle

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

Wow! I had no idea you could use concrete for anything but house foundations and sidewalks. Very cool!

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