Bookends are fantastic tools for keeping shelves in order, but prettier versions also make an eye-catching decor statement, and are perfect for highlighting your favorite titles on mantles or on tabletops. If you’ve got the latter in mind, sturdy DIY cement bookends are a great option for showing off your most prized books—even the biggest volumes—without worrying about them falling over or moving and ruining your carefully planned display.
Cement bookends look great on their own, but you can also dress them up with bold paint jobs that complement the colors and style of the room. You can also get creative with different shapes and sizes using gift or crafting boxes for molds like in this fun cement hexagon bookends tutorial that Meghan from Happiness is…Creating shared on Blitsy.
At first, cement may seem like an intimidating material to work with, but the ready-to-use mixes that are currently available at many local hardware or crafting stores make it incredibly easy to get the results you’re looking for!