Learn how to make Concrete Dog Bowl Holder with this simple DIY tutorial in my latest video. I wanted to make a raised dog feeder, but all the tutorials I found online involved wood, a power drill, jigsaw, and other tools. I wanted to make something that didn’t require any power tools at all! Concrete was the answer I came up with! There are a lot of tutorials for making concrete planters and bowls online, but I couldn’t find anything that showed you how to make a concrete dog bowl holder, so I made up some of the process. Now you can watch what I did and make your own!
• Plastic Planters or Bowls
• Food and Water Bowls
• Quick Drying Concrete
• Rocks or Weights
• Metallic Spray Paint (optional)
I found the concrete, spray paint and other materials at my local Home Depot. Watch the video to see why I needed to make a mid-project shopping trip!
Check out some photos of the whole process below. My trust assistant, Lucy, was on hand through the whole thing. I think she had a feeling this project was for her! I created the molds using plastic planters (on clearance now that it’s September!) and Lucy’s stainless steel food and water dishes on Day 1. We had to let them dry overnight, but when I woke up in the morning they were ready to come out of the planters. It took a little work to get them loose, which is why you don’t see that part on the video, but I managed to get them out without any cracks in the concrete.
I used rocks that I had on hand from a gardening project to hold the metal bowls down in the wet concrete. Without something to weigh them down they would float up and you wouldn’t end up with a very useful bowl holder! These rocks worked perfectly, plus I thought the white rocks, grey concrete and minty planter look so pretty together. Even when I’m working with concrete I have to make everything look pretty!
Once I popped the concrete out of the molds in the morning they still needed a little time out in the air to dry completely. You can see the dark part at the very bottom is still a little wet. The outside of the concrete is very smooth, but the top was a little rough. So, while I waited for everything at the bottom to dry I sanded the tops with some fine grit sand paper to even it out a little bit. Next up, I couldn’t resist using a little spray paint! I taped off the bottom third of each concrete bowl holder and applied metallic chrome spray paint. I have chrome drawer pulls in my kitchen so I thought this would be a nice way to tie it all together.
Lucy and I both love how these turned out! If your dog is an enthusiastic eater and pushes the bowl all over the kitchen, this would be a great bowl holder for you! I love the urban industrial look of them, very on trend and versatile enough to go with many different decor styles. One final step I didn’t mention in the video is the sealant I applied before using these in the house. Since Lucy gets water and drool everywhere, I used a granite counter sealer spray all over the concrete. I know there’s special concrete sealant, but I already had the granite stuff on hand and it seemed to work perfectly! If you want to know concrete sealers, check out Seal with Ease.