In the last few weeks, I’ve been really obsessed with DIY concrete crafts. There are just so many things you can do with homemade fine particle concrete that let you get all kinds of creative! I’ve also always been a fan of candles, whether they’re DIY or store bought, so it only makes sense that we’d want to combine the things we love together. That’s how I came up with the idea of using homemade concrete to make a candle holder!
I was actually so happy with how my heart shaped candle holder turned out that I decided to put the silicone form I bought to use once more so I could lay out the process for other people who like the same things to follow along with. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- A silicone form
- DIY fine particle cement
- A spoon
- Oil (canola, vegetable, coconut etc. will all work to prevent sticking)
- A paintbrush
- A round candle
Gather the materials!
Use your paintbrush to coat the inside of your heart shaped mould or form in oil. This will stop the DIY fine particle concrete mix from sticking to the silicone or plastic as your project dries.
Use your spoon to mix your DIY concrete with water! Follow the directions on the back of the package to get the ratio of water to mix right for the proper texture, as it can vary from brand to brand.