A cement block and some pretty mosaics make the perfect cement soap dish in this easy DIY.

Tools for the job

  • Bucket
  • Latex gloves
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape

Materials you will need

  • Cement
  • Builder’s sand
  • Water
  • Cardboard
  • Mosaic tiles
  • Pattex FT101

Step 1

Start by making the mould out of cardboard. You need a base and four sides.

Step 2

Place duct tape on the base of the mould

Step 3

Place the pieces for the sides in a row and cover with duct tape.

Step 4

Secure the sides to the base with duct tape.

Step 5

Wear latex gloves and mix equal parts of cement and sand in a bucket. Add water in small increments and mix well until the cement has the consistency of dough.

Step 6

Press the cement mixture into the mould and remove bubbles by tapping the sides and gently banging the mould on your work surface.

Step 7

Leave to dry for at least 48 hours. Cut away the cardboard to release the hardened cement shape from the mould.

Step 8

Glue the mosaic tiles onto the cement block using tiny blobs of Pattex FT101. Leave for 24 hours to allow the FT101 to cure.

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