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Upgrade Your Jewelry Display | Cement Ring Holder DIY

The key to this craft is to make sure you don't get cement that has rocks

Today's DIY is a super easy one that for real anyone can do. It takes about 10 minutes and the end result is a cool display for your rings. 

Now, I'm not going to pretend that we had great success the first time we tried this. We ended up buying the wrong kind of cement to try and make this craft happen, which is something that you cannot do. If you end up at Home Depot or Lowes, be sure to get cement that does not have pebbles in it. Usually there is a bag that another shopper cracked open in order to check the quality before purchase. Something we probably should have done the first time we did this DIY. But hey, the benefit of our fail is that it saves you from making the same mistake!

We are looking forward to seeing your creation and how you improve on our directions! If you decide to make this cement ring display please #bamcocreate so we can see your beauty!

Material Used

Sakrete Fast Setting Concrete Mix - I actually used Flo-Coat, but I can't find it online. The fast setting is comparable and has really great views. Also $4.97?! Crazy! 

Snow Cone Cups - Easy to find and pretty cheap for a whole mess of them. They are sealed on the bottom so you don't have to worry about any leakage happening.

Plastic Cup - You'll get about one crafting period out of this item, but it's cheap and you may have a few hanging out around the house. This will be used to mix your cement and water together.

Water - This is used for mixing with the concrete/cement.

Chopsticks - My trusty ol' tool that I get right from the Chinese restaurant up the road for free. 


Optional Materials

Trowel - A lot of the materials I used were items I already had, like my trowel. You can totally use a plastic spoon if you want to. 

Bucket - Another item that is not necessary at all. If you want to scoop out of the cement bag with your spoon, more power to you!

Cement Cone Jewelry Display

Gather your materials

1 Gather your materials

This is pretty easy since there aren't too many materials that you need. 

Scoop out some cement into your cup

2 Scoop out some cement into your cup

Using your plastic spoon or trowel, scoop out about 1 cups worth of mix. I actually did not measure at all when doing this craft, which in my opinion, shows how easy this is to craft. 

Pour in your water

3 Pour in your water

Again, I didn't measure, I poured a little bit of water into my cup of dry cement until a smooth, paste-like consistency was achieved. This didn't take much water, so pour slowly and stir often. 

Check your mix

4 Check your mix

It should be drippy, but still kind of thick. If you have a water like consistency, add more cement mix until you get the right flow. 

Pour your mix into your snow cone cup

5 Pour your mix into your snow cone cup

The cups are a little flimsy for the heaviness of the cement, so what I do is stack about 4 cups together. It reinforces the bend and allows the cement to settle into the correct shape. Be sure to give your cone a few taps to bring any air bubbles to the surface. 

Allow to dry

6 Allow to dry

Find a spot for your cement cone to set. This should take a ~3 hours, so find a place where it can comfortably stay without being disturbed.

Peel off your snow cone mold

7 Peel off your snow cone mold

This is a fun and satisfying step because you get to tear paper and see your finished product! Your project will be completely dry in about 24-48 hours, but you're able to remove the mold after only a short time. 

Give your rings a new place to live

8 Give your rings a new place to live

Ohhhh, what a beautiful, unique little place for your rings to live! 

Meet the Authors

Besides photography, I have a few different hobbies. I really enjoy listening to audiobooks and occasionally lending my voice to some. My husband, Shawn, and I love playing D&D and discovering new interesting food spots! Oh and I'm obsessed with our dog, Pony.

Published on August 22nd, 2018
Filed under DIY