DIY Concrete Dog Bowl

Sponsor content courtesy of Quikrete

Form a durable, weather-resistant concrete dog bowl stand that won’t move around or tip over, even when serving a rowdy Great Dane or Mastiff.

Project Instructions

When working with cement-based products, always wear eye protection and waterproof gloves.

Step 1
Cut the melamine into strips of your preferred lengths.

Step 2
Glue the melamine strips to the white board, to serve as the sides of the form, and glue the dog dishes, face down, to the white board.

Step 3
Seal the seams of the newly created form with silicone. Remove any excess.

Step 4
Duct tape the bottom of the water bottles to the bottom of each dog bowl. This will allow you to remove the bowl from the concrete, later.

Step 5
Mix the QUIKRETE 5000 Concrete mix, according to the directions listed on the back of the bag. Then, place the concrete into the mold.
QUIKTip: Use a wooden spoon to push the wet concrete down to the bottom of the form, around the bowls and into the corners.

Step 6
Vibrate the mold to release any air bubbles.
QUIKTip: Use an orbital sander with no pad for this step.

Step 7
Embed a rubber furniture pad into each of the corners of the mold. This will prevent the concrete from scratching your floor.
QUIKTip: If you want to elevate the dog dish stand, you could insert legs in the concrete, at this point.

Step 8
Cover the concrete to control moisture and let cure for at least 48 hours.

Step 9
Cut and remove the plastic water bottles, and remove the slab from the form.
QUIKTip: Push the dog bowls out of the concrete, and use a knife to scrape away any residual glue that is stuck to the dishes.

Shopping List

  • QUIKRETE 5000
  • ¾" Melamine
  • White Board
  • Dog Dishes
  • Rubber Furniture Pads
  • Plastic Water Bottles
  • Duct tape
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Silicone
  • Caulk Gun
  • Table Saw
  • Compound Miter Saw
  • Orbital Sander
  • Safety Glasses
  • Nitrile Gloves

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Sponsor content courtesy of Quikrete