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It's October and that means it's time to decorate for fall and Halloween. One of our favorite materials to use for outdoor Halloween decorating is concrete. It's easy to work with and holds up well to hot, rainy Florida weather. It's very DIY friendly.
You may remember in 2016, we created concrete pumpkins that could be used as a flower pot or candy or candle holders. That's an easy project for any beginner. Take a look at that video if you want to create your own pumpkin.
Now on to this year's concrete project. If you're like us, you may celebrate Halloween away from your home. If you're not home, you can just leave a bowl of candy at the door, but there is the very high likelihood that someone will pick it up and dump the entire contents into their bag. Well, with this project, that will be a little difficult!
We're making a concrete candy bowl that can double as October fall decor. Take a look. As always, watching the video is great place to start.
This project uses a few readily available supplies and tools. We now have a dollar store between our two homes, so it's easy to stop by and pick up supplies. The orange bowl is from the Halloween section. The black bowl is from the automotive aisle, and is an oil change container. You'll need a glue gun and lots of glue sticks, plastic fangs, and the concrete mix of your choice, as well as bowl and utensil to mix with.
This was much fun! This is the first time we've used hot glue with concrete. We really like being able to add fun little elements easily to the concrete mold. I think it's a technique we are going to continue to explore.
Now we need your help! Which bowl do you like best? The fang and el wire version at Steph's house, or the spider web and bloody drips at my house? Let us know in the comments below!
Please note: This post is sponsored by Quikrete. We received product and compensation for this project. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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Steph & Vicki
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