Molding Cement Number Plates with Mesa Artist Yolanda Esquer
Valerie Hoke Esquer with molded cement number plates.
Who says cement is only for sidewalks? Nobody did, really. But Mesa concrete artist Yolanda Esquer certainly proves such a statement wrong. Esquer creates and sells unique concrete blocks, among other things, and she showed us a do-it-yourself way to make address number plates. They're a great way to personalize any home, and making them is so easy that we didn't even get dirty.
- Number mold (foam children's puzzle pieces used here)
- Marble slab or any firm, flat surface to set cement on
- Cement trowel (a sturdy spatula will work)
- Approximately six cups of sand mix (Esquer uses Sakrete brand)
- One cup of dry cement (Esquer uses Portland brand)
- Large plastic bucket
- Water (access to a hose works best)