Concrete mix is an affordable, durable building material, which makes it perfect for do-it-yourselfers who want to enhance their home without spending much cash or hiring someone to do the job. 

These functional, stylish concrete creations are easy to make and will add character to your home, both indoors and out. 

Lawn Borders

Defined outdoor spaces are attractive, and installing concrete lawn borders around flowerbeds and pathways is an easy, affordable way to add curb appeal. 

What’s great about concrete is you can form it to the desired shape, and then you can color or stain it to match your style.

And you won’t find a more durable, long-lasting edging option.

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Read: How to Build Concrete Lawn Borders

Concrete Path

If you’ve mowed and manicured the lawn, the last thing you want is for people to walk on it. Fortunately, the solution is simple: create a concrete path!

An attractive, patterned walkway is easy to create with Quikrete WalkMaker.

Just fill the mold with Quikrete Fast-Setting Concrete Mix and water, wait for the mix to harden, and create more stepping stones.

The next time visitors arrive, they will know exactly where to walk. 

Read: Creating a Stepping Stone Path Using Concrete Forms

Block Wall

Concrete blocks are durable materials for building bins, fences or retaining walls. You could hire someone for the job, but this can be a do-it-yourself project. 

Best of all, the basic steps for building any concrete block wall are the same.

So, once you’ve built one, you’ll be ready to build another one, regardless of the use. 

Read: How to Build a Concrete Block Wall


Plants and flowers soften any space, especially stairs, which could use additional color, decor and texture. 

Creating and staining concrete planters is the perfect little project to spruce up your front porch.

It’s easy, and inexpensive and the results will rival anything you could find at a big-box store. 

Read: How to Create Beautiful Concrete Planters


Outdoor living often means outdoor sitting.

These concrete beauties do double duty, whether you need additional seating for guests or accent tables.

Creating and staining these stools is inexpensive, they take just a few hours over two days to make, and they look great in the backyard.  

Read: How to Create Colorful Concrete Stools

Office Accessories

Good office design serves two goals: it’s attractive and it helps you get work done.  

Designing your workspace with handmade items ties a room’s look together and ignites productivity.

Having three DIY creations constantly in your face serves as reminders of what you’ve already achieved.

So grab some Quikrete Countertop Mix — it’s thick and leaves a smooth finish — and make a concrete pen cup, phone stand and drawer pulls.  

Read: Office Design: 3 DIY Projects From 1 Bag of Concrete

Fire Bowl

Fire pits are popular fixtures for outdoor living spaces, and scaled-down versions look just as great and add instant warmth. 

This concrete fire bowl with rocks adds ambiance and character to any buffet, coffee table or dining space — and warmth during cooler months. 

Place one fire bowl as a focal point or space out several for added atmosphere and instant impact. 

Read: How to Make a Concrete Fire Bowl


Nothing wreaks fast havoc on expensive furniture like unprotected drinks on wooden surfaces. Discoloration, scratches and water stains are common occurrences.

Big-box stores have coasters, but they usually look cheap and lack character.

Instead, grab a bag of Quikrete Fast-Setting Concrete Mix and make some! 

This unique conversation piece protects your furniture, shows off your personal style, and adds charm to any living space.

Read: 5 Concrete DIY Projects to Tackle Today 

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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