Today’s focus is all on concrete: I bet you can’t name anything that wouldn’t be cooler if made in concrete! Am I right? Especially home decor elements tend to give interiors a more sophisticatedly raw look when made with the beloved stone looking mixture. Actually this tutorial is not made with concrete but with stucco, a mixture nowadays composed of cement, sand, and water. But off to the fun part!
To make this concrete candle holder you’ll need:
- stucco powder
- cupcake cases
- white paint
- sanding paper
- adhesive tape
Start by mixing water and stucco until you get a dense creamy mixture. It should have the same density as yogurt.
Pour into a cupcake case paying attention not to dirt internal edges. Shake it slightly so it spreads evenly. Tuck the candle right in the center, pushing it all way down. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours.
Rip off the cupcake case to reveal your candle holder. Easy right?
Sand all the surface with small grain sanding paper, paying more attention to make edges slightly rounded.
If you wish you can skip this step or change it to your preference. Since I believe concrete and white paint is the best combo ever, I’m going to half color it white. Use some tape to mask half of the candle holder, use your brush and paint. Go ahead with a second layer. Pay attention to make the brush strokes all in the same direction as they will be slightly visible.
Let dry, take off the masking tape and you’re done! How cute is the effect? Of course you can’t change the candle for now, but when it’ll come to the end you can easily put a new one in its place. Super simple, super final effect. The extra idea? Gift it to your friend for Christmas! I’d love to receive a couple, maybe painted in two or three pastel colors.Happy crating!