If you have plans to construct landscaping from mini bricks, you will quickly realise that the cost of purchasing pavers such as mini bricks can add up quickly. Fortunately, you can purchase plastic moulds and form your own mini bricks at a fraction of the cost. In fact, you can even add colouring to the bricks to enhance the overall look and design of your landscaping.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Mini brick moulds
- Mold liners
- Ready-mix cement
- Cement pigment
Place the mould liner into the mini brick mould you selected at your local home improvement centre. If you plan to make multiple bricks at one time, place liners into each brick mould.
Mix ready-mix concrete in a 5-gallon bucket. The process for mixing will differ depending on the brand you purchase. However, with ready-mix concrete, you only need to mix in water. Stir the concrete with your trowel to mix everything up.
Add in concrete pigment until you achieve the colouration you want. Again, mix the concrete with the trowel. If you plan on making multiple batches of bricks, make sure you take accurate measurements of your pigment to ensure that you can reproduce the exact colour.
Fill the mould up with concrete and then level it by scraping the excess off the top with the trowel. Allow 24 to 48 hours drying time.
Place your hand over the concrete and flip the mould over. Place the concrete side of the mould on a table and then lift the mod off the brick. In many cases, you can reuse the liner.
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