Washi tape is one of my favorite crafting supplies, they are so cute, but also expensive. If you already payed 5 dollars for a tape, why not display it? Here’s a simple, diy way to do it:
You’ll need everything in this picture:
(bowl of water, plastic plate, cement, stick, rubber gloves, acrylic paint, big cube silicone mold, and lollipop stick)
First, you’ll need to mix your cement with water. Add it little by little and mix well. You’ll want a wet, but firm consistency. If you stick the lollipop stick and it’s able to stand, you’re good to go!
Pour the mix on the mold, and insert the acrylic stick. This can be replaced with a wood stick. I just like it to be translucent. Note: You can choose the size of your stick, mine was about 30 cm. Find something to keep the stick in place, and leave it to dry overnight.
When it’s finally dry, get it out of the mold. A tip for getting it out easily, is to spread some vaseline on the mold before pouring the cement mix. But normally this will pop out like an ice cube.
Sand the rough surfaces and edges, with a rough wetordry sandpaper (80 or 100), and move to a fine sandpaper (400, 600, 800) with water. This will give you a nice and soft finish
In your water bowl, put the cube and cover it with water. Leave it for 1-2 hours at least. This will help the concrete stregthen and minimize the appearance of cracks.
Finally, when it is dry, paint it with your acrylic paint. I used a golden paint, and painted just a third of the cube. You can paint a different design, or try with different molds!
Have fun and comment if you have questions! 🙂