Concreting for Christmas

December 21st, 2015 by



During the past moths I have been quite occupied making latex moulds and castings items for Christmas. I had a plan to make a landscape with spruce trees and a led string. For this I bought some plastic Christmas trees on eBay and made latex moulds on them. Then I could cast several trees. I use fibre-reinforced self-levelling compound when casting, not concrete when making small or detail objects. I have found that self-levelling compound works much better than concrete for this.



This is a mould in progress. I’m using liquid latex for this. It is ready after about 20-25 layers of latex.


I’m mixing the compound powder with a little water in a small bowl. Then I fill my moulds up and shaking them a lot to get rid of all air bubbles. Afterwards, I clean up the bowl with water. Remember to not pour the water out in the drain! I use a bucket to pour all the cleaning water into. When all the sediments have sunk to the bottom, I pour the clear water out. In the end I will have a big lump that fills up the bucket.


More moulds and some casted items.


Finished landscape!



Other casted items



Some of all the new things I have made.


Here I have painted the hearts in shimmering colours.


On these hearts I have made decoupage using napkins.


Pine cones, painting in progress!



  • Greetje

    Wow, you have been a busy lady. It looks wonderful.
    I wish you a merry christmas and a very healthy and
    creative New Year.

  • Vicki McGeown

    love your designs, love the swirly heart and guitar on the light blocks, are these yours also?

    • Monicascreativeroom

      The heart and the guitar is not my designs but I have cut them out in vinyl and put them on the blocks. 🙂
      First, I washed the white colour off the blocks because they where painted on the sides. Then I drilled a hole in the bottom and etched the front and back side to get a frosted look. Then I cut out and put the design on and put in a LED light string. Finally I put a ribbon on and it was finished. 🙂

      • Vicki McGeown

        Many thanks, I will have to look and see if I can find the vender of the designs

  • Hanne Schäfler Frederiksen

    Hi Monica – you make beautiful things. Thank you so much for sharing !!!

  • Rachael Ashcraft

    Wow, beautiful!