This instructables will show you how to make concrete letter easily, using near-to-hand materials. Though it's a little tricky to make a few concrete letters, such as 'F, J, Y, P, O'.... I'm hoping to post another ible on that very soon.

But for now, I made a concrete 'M' and I was surprised to find out how easy it is to make concrete letter :)

Step 1: Materials Needed

To make concrete letter you'll need:

  1. Concrete or cement and sand),
  2. Bucket or pot (to mix the concrete),
  3. Rubber gloves,
  4. Cardboard (to make the mould),
  5. X-acto knife,
  6. Pencil and ruler,
  7. Hot glue,
<p>If ever you want to make your creations a bit sturdier, you can add some fibres in the mixture. I use those glassfibres regularly and they really make a difference in the strength of your work. It's like armed concrete, but without the iron skeleton making stuff. Lovely work, btw ;)</p>
<p>Dear Friend, Enlighten me about glassfibres over PM</p>
<p>in England there is a product called fosroc which basically already has these fibres in. Not cheap though so I guess adding your own will be more cost effective. </p>
<p>Allright my friend, I'll send you a message! To other members: even wiki talks about it ;) </p><p>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_fiber_reinforced_concrete</p>
<p>Thanks so much for the suggestion :) I didn't know anything about glass fibers, I will surely give it a try next time. But first I have to check for glass fibers in stores :)</p><p>Thanks!</p>
<p>You're welcome Muhaiminah ;) Like I also said to Tarun, you can add nails as well to your mix to make it 'armed'. Once I've seen the making of an industrial concrete parking, and instead of building a heavy rebar-structure first those guys added a kind of 'hairpins' to the mix. Same strength as armed concrete, a lot less work (it really looked like hairpins but you can use nails as wel). In your case: glass fibres (looks like cat hair) would be much more discrete. Succes! ;)</p>
Very cool
It looke really cool
<p>Really liked this instructable. Great Work!</p>
<p>Thanks you so much! :)</p>
<p>This is so cool! I can understand your obsession with gold, I saw gold acrylic paint in a store a while ago and I HAD to get it :D</p>
<p>Thanks Linda! out of swirl and into gold now! a small touch of gold acrylic paint can change everything! :)</p>
<p>Have to try the gold and concrete combo. Looks great.</p>
<p>Thanks! it sure does :)</p>
<p>I too, love the combo of concrete and some gold! :) Nice work, fun way to make a monogram! :)</p>
<p>^_^ It sure was fun to make this concrete letter! Thanks!</p>
<p>Wow... M for Muhaiminah :). Lovely touch of gold :)</p>
<p>Thanks! obsessed with gold color now :p</p>

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Bio: Hey, I'm Muhaimina! A crazy craft addict! Obsessed with swirls, beautiful colors and shapes (especially triangles!)... and Instructables is pretty much my second home!
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