DIY Geometric Concrete Candle Holders
Today we have Teri from The Lovely Drawer here to share a fabulous DIY with you! Teri’s blog has fast become one of my favourites, it is super stylish with lashings of colour, loads of creativity and tonnes of DIY projects, so it isn’t hard to see why we thought she would be the perfect person to join us here today! Over to you Teri…
Here’s a surprisingly simple DIY to add an element of industrial charm to any table centre. These striking candy holders can be painted with any patterns or colours to suit your big day and are pretty speedy to create. You will need…
A silicone mould (you can use any shape you want as long as its deep enough to hold a candle)// Cup// Quick set cement// Candle sticks// An old or disposable mixing container/bowl & spoon// Masking or wash tape// Scissors// Paint tester pots in the colours of your choice//
Step 1: Mix the quick set cement with water in your container, following the instructions on the box. The mixture should be workable for about 5 mins so stir until as smooth as possible and quickly pour or spoon into the silicone moulds. Tap on a flat surface a few times to remove any air bubbles.
Step 2: Then lodge your candle sticks in, far enough without reaching the bottom. You can also do the same with tea lights if your prefer that idea. It won’t take long before you no longer need to hold them in place.
Step 3: Leave to set completely and then gently twist your candles out. If you’re worried about them sticking you can spray the bottoms of the candles with cooking spray before inserting them. If you remove the candles before the concrete is fully set then there’s a risk of cracking.
Step 4: Now you can mask off your pattern for painting. Use the washi or masking tape to protect the areas you don’t want to be coloured.
Step 5: Brush on the colour to give thick, even coverage.
Step 6: Once dry remove the tape to reveal your pretty pattern and fill them with a candle stick each. You may need to shave a little off the bottom of the candlesticks to fit them back in .
Super Supplier – Stationery: The Lovely Drawer, Etsy//
Thank you so much for sharing this DIY with us today Teri!
If you haven’t happened across The Lovely Drawer yet, then get on over there and have a gander! Not only is her blog super inspirational, but the Etsy store is full of the prints and stationery perfect for our lovely brides looking for something more unique!
We look forward to welcoming Teri back again soon!