Here’s an inspiring book that recently landed on our desk, Making Concrete Pots, Bowls, and Platters by Hester van Overbeek. On a quick flick through with its attractively styled images, it’s easy to see there’s a wealth of projects to get stuck into. Top of our list is a two-tone decorative bowl, but with summer fast approaching a fire bowl would be great and then there’s a cheese board that can double up as a sharing platter.
There are step-by-step instructions for all the very doable projects, the most taxing aspect is carrying home the bag of concrete mix. A quick look around your house or a trip to the pound store is sure to come up with solutions for molds or you can get casting with sand. The project top of our list is the garden planter, currently succulents are on everyone’s agenda and the texture of the grey concrete against the chalky blue of the fleshy leaves would be perfect.
With 35 projects to choose from this informative book is for anyone wanting to make highly desirable, simple, contemporary makes for the home and garden.
Making Concrete Pots, Bowls, & Platters by Hester van Overbeek,
Published by CICO Books (£12.99)
Photography by James Gardiner © CICO Books