Whether you're decorating a space or planning a big event, tapping into your DIY-savvy side is a great way to not only add personal touches, but also save money. If you're currently renovating your first home, or are in the midst of planning a wedding, chances are, you're working within a budget — one that is set in stone and has to be stretched as much as possible. While there are certain things you shouldn't "cheap out" on, there are other aspects that, if you know what you're doing, can become perfect penny-pinching opportunities. For example, if the most important element for your wedding day is the photography, devote more of your budget to that, and then be more frugal with other aspects, like place cards. It's these smaller elements that open up the DIY window, and even though you are saving money, guests don't have to know! If you play your cards right, you can save a boat load without sacrificing quality or your vision!

If you love DIYing but also enjoy the thought of saving money, these cute concrete stands may be the perfect project for whatever you are planning! To find out how to make them, keep reading.     

What You Need

  • Provision Pins
  • Square silicone ice cube trays
  • Template
  • Square piece of cardboard
  • Tape
  • Stir stick
  • Mask
  • Small container
  • Concrete powder
  • Sand
  • Water

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Step 1

Start by taping the square template to your piece of cardboard and cutting along the dotted lines. This will be used as a brace to hold your pins as the cement sets.

Step 2

Next, mix two parts sand with one part concrete powder together in a container. Make sure you wear a mask when you are working with these materials!

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Step 3

Once they are thoroughly combined, stir in water until you achieve a milkshake-like consistency. 

Step 4

Fill each square of the silicone tray about 3/4 of the way with the cement mixture.