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I may be in denial, but….it’s inevitable. We are face to face with back to school season again. Where did the Summer go, guys?! But, regardless of how old I get, I still LOVE shopping for school supplies. I don’t even go to school anymore, but I’m a sucker for cute colored pens! Anyone else? I’m constantly making myself notes and lists to keep on my desk, and wanted a fun way to display them. So, the idea for these DIY concrete note holders was born!
They are modern, easy to make, and fun to customize using brightly colored paint! Because you can customize the colors, they are also easy to incorporate into existing office decor too!
And remember those cute colored pens I mentioned? I found this super fun pack of G2® Fine 10pk Assorted + a Bonus FriXion ColorStick Purple pen. I love the bright colors and the bonus purple ColorStick was an easy sell too! I found it in the back to school section, on an end cap display, at my local Walmart store! (Head over to the link to learn more about the pack I picked up, and the other fun package options too!)
If you want to pick up your own pack, don’t forget to use the Pilot Pen coupon for .75 off any G2® 4-pack or larger!
I love the G2® Pilot Pen packs because they are soooo smooth. The writing gel ink has been proven to last longer than other gel ink brands, it’s more comfortable to use, and did I mention how smooth they are?! It’s no wonder that the G2® is the #1 selling pen in America (NPD, 2017). It really is the ultimate pen for the everyday overachiever…aka, me! Ha.
- Trash Bag
- Acrylic Paint
- Painters Tape
- Super Glue
- Wire (I used 16mm wire)
- Quick-Setting Cement
- Alligator Clips
- Plastic Spoon
- Silicone Ice Cube Tray
- Wire Cutters
- G2® Pens by Pilot Pen
According to the package directions on your quick-setting cement mix, mix the correct amount of cement mix and water. (My package was 4 parts cement mix to 1 part water).
Mix using the disposable plastic spoon, until the mixture resembles a peanut butter consistency.
Begin filling the silicone ice cube mold with the cement mixture, leaving a little bit of space at the top. Once full, gently bang the mold onto the counter or a hard surface to help remove the bubbles in each silicone mold cavity.
Allow the mixture to harden for a few minutes, and then add the alligator clip wires to the center of each mold.
Allow the concrete to harden completely according to the package directions of your mix. (I allowed mine to dry overnight to be safe, but most can be removed after about 4 hours).
Paint the taped off areas using the acrylic paint.
And how great would a set of these DIY concrete note holders be with a cute notepad and a set of the G2® Pens by Pilot Pen for someone going back to school, starting college, or even starting a new job or a home office renovation?
They would also be a great way to display photos or place cards too!
What are you guys going to use yours for?