5 Concrete DIY Projects to Tackle Today (So Simple!)

Creating something with your own two hands is always special, whether it’s structural, functional or enhances your home decor. These concrete DIY projects are fast, easy and affordable to tackle.

Demonstrating concrete DIY projects, Danny Lipford pours Quikrete Fast-Setting Concrete Mix into a hole of a sagging fence post
A leaning fence has structural issues, but they’re easily solved with a bag of Quikrete Fast-Setting Concrete.

1. Leaning Fence Solution

A fence that leans or sags is problematic for two reasons. First, it undermines the fence’s function; second, it’s just unsightly.

Leaning fences usually look much worse than they are — the cause is often incorrect anchoring or lacking enough structural support.

Either way, learning how to fix a leaning fence post is easy. You just need some Fast-Setting Concrete, construction screws and basic tools to straighten it out.

And that leads us to the first of our concrete DIY projects that you can tackle today.

Read: How to Fix a Leaning Fence


DIY basketball goal project, newly installed, using Quikrete Fast-Setting Concrete Mix
You can pour a concrete footing for your basketball goal and start shooting hoops the next day.

2. Basketball Hoop Post

Most communities have public basketball courts, but wouldn’t it be great to have a private place to shoot hoops?

Installing an in-ground basketball goal is easy, fast and affordable. For this concrete DIY project, you just need to purchase a 10-foot basketball hoop — which usually comes with the post — and have some Fast-Setting Concrete on hand.

Before you know it, you’ll be doing layups and getting some great exercise. And the goal’s post will have a strong foundation, so it will last for many years to come.

Read: How to Set an In-Ground Basketball Goal

Air conditioner unit resting on a concrete pad
This concrete pad for your heating and cooling system keeps the unit running efficiently.

3. AC Condenser Pad 

The concrete slab, or pad, that your heating and cooling system’s condenser unit sits on isn’t just there for show. It has a specific, important function.

The condenser unit vibrates whenever it’s running, so the ac condenser pad provides a secure, stable home. This wouldn’t be the case if the unit sat on the ground, with settling and shifting soil.

A stable home for the condenser unit can help extend its life — and help your household budget.

If your AC condenser doesn’t have a place to sit, it’s definitely one of the concrete DIY projects you should tackle today.

Read: How to Pour an AC Condenser Pad

Concrete fire bowl with polished stones from the dollar store inside
This tabletop concrete fire bowl is an economical alternative to a full-size fire pit.

4. Concrete Fire Bowl

Nothing beats spending the evening with friends around a fire pit, enjoying drinks or roasting marshmallows. But you can have that same kind of ambiance and fellowship on a smaller scale as well.

Just create a tabletop fire bowl that looks great on any patio. All you need for this DIY project is some Quikrete Fast-Setting Concrete Mix – a 50-pound bag costs about $6 — and free time. You probably have everything else on hand.

Best of all? You’ll have plenty of concrete mix left over to create more projects — and at a fraction of the cost if you purchased them at a big-box store!

Read: How to Make a Concrete Fire Bowl

Gold concrete coaster
You can make this gold, glam coaster from just one bag of Quikrete concrete mix.

5. Custom Coasters

You’ve worked hard to purchase your furniture — and probably spent a small fortune — so it’s important to protect it. Placing drinks on wooden surfaces can lead to discoloration, scratches and water stains.

While you could purchase a 10-pack of coasters from Amazon, those mass-produced products probably won’t have much character. Instead, create some DIY coasters with Fast-Setting Concrete Mix and some spray paint.

Then, you’ll have an attractive, one-of-a-kind conversation piece that protects your furniture and shows off your personal style.

And with that, here’s the last of our concrete DIY projects you should tackle today.

Read: How to Make Custom Coasters

What have you made from concrete? Share your projects in the comments!

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