DIY Cement A, B, C's
Hello! It's Randi from Swoon here with an unconventional idea for your fridge! I've been seeing a lot of great projects involving cement lately and thought it would be fun to try one. Did you know you can use common silicone bake ware and ice trays as cement molds? I found some silicone alphabet ice trays on Amazon that seemed perfect for filling with this fun material. I turned my cement letters into magnets, but they would also be great for an event, displayed on a shelf, or even as a monogrammed cake topper!
List of materials: One box of rapid set Cement-All, gloves, silicone alphabet mold, spoon, disposable cup, knife or wooden dowel, small plastic spray bottle, paper towels, one roll of adhesive magnetic tape, and scissors.
o make cement letters: 1. With your gloves on, mix cement in a disposable cup according to package instructions. You will use about 3 1/2-4 cups total. I found it easiest to mix 2 cups at a time to avoid premature setting. 2. Carefully spoon cement into alphabet molds, one at a time. Make sure each letter is packed tight with cement. Use the flat edge of a knife or a wooden dowel to scrape excess cement off by running it slowly over the top of each mold (as if leveling a cup of flour). You can also clean up with paper towels around the edges of the letters. 3. Allow cement to set for 1-2 hours, lightly misting with a spray bottle whenever the surface looks dry (see cement packaging for more detailed instructions). 4. Once cement has set, carefully pop each letter out of mold. 5. Cut square and rectangular pieces of adhesive magnet tape to fit the backs of each letter and stick on. The cement letters are a little heavy, so be sure to cover most of the back with magnetic strips so they don't end up on the floor. Stick to the fridge and you're done!