Concrete Star Wars Magnets & Pushpins: Easy DIY Father’s Day Gift & Giveaway

New graphicYippee!  It’s our 5th month of the Home Depot Gift Challenge and things are really heating up!  Not only is this our Father’s Day edition, we are excited to announce we will be giving away a Home Depot gift card to one lucky winner each month!  You can enter to win the $100 Home Depot gift card below!

This month Amanda over at Dwelling in Happiness had the pick, and she chose concrete as our item and a father as our gift recipient, as this Sunday is Father’s Day.  Be sure to check out the last 4 challenge projects: copper fittings, wood dowels, pegboard & and 2x4s.

This month’s item was by far the most challenging for me.  I’ve never worked with concrete before, and I have to admit I was stumped at first.  I couldn’t think of anything I could actually successfully create out of concrete, being a concrete novice and all.  Further complicating matters was the fact that I really wanted to create something that my dad would like and use – and trust me, that’s not an easy task, even when there is no concrete involved!

But, I did a little research and some brainstorming, and finally came up with a super simple gift that anyone can make – even if you’re not a concrete pro!  Plus, I’m pretty sure my dad will dig it.  I’m a bit of a sci-fi nerd, so even I think they are pretty sweet!

These super simple DIY concrete #StarWars office magnets and pushpins are the perfect masculine gift.  This tutorial will tell you how to make #DIY #concrete magnets and pushpins in other shapes too, such as #Legos, flowers, bugs, hearts....TheDomesticHeart.com

Do you know a dad who could use a few {awesome} magnets and pushpins for their office?  These magnets and push pins were so simple to make and I’m gonna tell you exactly what to do!

Here’s what you need:

Fast-setting concrete like Quikrete

Silicone molds of your choice – I used the Star Wars Silicone Ice Trays

Plastic cup and spoon for mixing

Clear pushpins

Extra strong crafting magnets like these

Step 1: Add a little water to the bottom of your plastic cup, then add some concrete on top and mix.  Keep mixing water and concrete until you reach a consistency similar to thin pudding.  You want the mixture to be soupy enough that the concrete will flow into all the crevices and create those nice details from the molds.

Step 2:  Work quickly, pouring the concrete into the molds, trying not to let them over flow.  Work the concrete into the mold with the spoon, then tap the mold on your work surface a few times the help the concrete settle.  Remove any large pebbles that are sticking out on top.

Step 3: After a few minutes come back to your mold and insert the pushpins and magnets.  Don’t wait too long, only about 5 minutes.  Allow to dry for at least 12 hours.

These super simple DIY concrete #StarWars office magnets and pushpins are the perfect masculine gift.  This tutorial will tell you how to make #DIY #concrete magnets and pushpins in other shapes too, such as #Legos, flowers, bugs, hearts....TheDomesticHeart.com

Step 4:  Remove from the silicone molds.  You must be very gentle if removing these before they are completely dry, as the concrete will be brittle until it cures.

Ta-da!  Wasn’t that simple?  My favorite is either the Millennium Falcon or the frozen Han Solo.  Which is your favorite?  These super simple DIY concrete #StarWars office magnets and pushpins are the perfect masculine gift.  This tutorial will tell you how to make #DIY #concrete magnets and pushpins in other shapes too, such as #Legos, flowers, bugs, hearts....TheDomesticHeart.com

These super simple DIY concrete #StarWars office magnets and pushpins are the perfect masculine gift.  This tutorial will tell you how to make #DIY #concrete magnets and pushpins in other shapes too, such as #Legos, flowers, bugs, hearts....TheDomesticHeart.comI don’t really have an office set up, but here’s a shot with them on my bulletin board and a metal chalkboard I have.These super simple DIY concrete #StarWars office magnets and pushpins are the perfect masculine gift.  This tutorial will tell you how to make #DIY #concrete magnets and pushpins in other shapes too, such as #Legos, flowers, bugs, hearts....TheDomesticHeart.com

The awesome thing about this project is you can make any type of magnets/pushpins you can find molds for!  Here’s some other ideas for making your own concrete office supplies!

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Also be sure to check out the rest of the crafty concrete projects made by my lovely bloggy friends!
I really hope you enjoyed today’s post and got a little inspiration for Father’s day or some other gift.  What would you make if faced with the same challenge?  I’d love to know! signature        

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  1. Megan says

    Hello! You have no idea how ecstatic I was when I saw these!! I Immediately pinned to favorites. (: I went ahead and ordered the Star Wars trays from your link provided, but I noticed that the Vader one was different, aka the knock-off version lol. I noticed they were all knock-offs haha but if they’re the same ones you used then I’m happy! I just want mine to look just like your version! I absolutely LOVE how yours turned out and I want my to be as close to the same as possible. So I was wondering if that was the exact link you actually got yours from and if not would you mind sharing with me please? I wont return the ones I already ordered I’m gonna use those too but I do want a perfect set like yours turned out they are awesome! You are awesome! (:
    THANK YOU!! – Megan T

    e-mail: thornburg.megan@gmail.com

    P.S- I went ahead and did this in e-mail as I thought was best, but I’m also leaving you an awesome comment on the blog you deserve it!!

    • says

      Hi there Megan! I’m so glad you like the project. It’s a little different from what I normally do, but it was a fun project. The link I shared in the post is the one I used to purchase my molds, so they should be the same! Hope your project turns out great!

  2. says

    OMG these are so great, especially the Millenium Falcon one. :) They seem pretty easy to make, I think I’m going to try to make some of those this weekend. Thank you for the detailed guide, I really appreciate it.

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