Whether we’re talking about the world of DIY or the realm of home decor, candles are something we’ll always be obsessed with. They’re the perfect intersection of the two; they look great as decor pieces but they’re also quite simple to either make from scratch or embellish into your own look. I’ve been really obsessed with DIY concrete projects lately as well and very few things make me as happy as combining more than one crafting technique or decor element we love in one place, so I’ve been trying to think of ways to marry my love of candles with my enthusiasm over DIY concrete projects. That’s how I came with this concrete candle holder idea! As for the star shaped element of this design; stars are simply just one more thing I’ve always loved!
Are you feeling just as enamored with the idea of working concrete, candles, and maybe even stars into one design as I was? Well, I thought other people might be into the concept too, so I actually documented my DIY process! 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:
- DIY fine particle cement
- A plate
- A spoon
- A dotting tool
- A candle
- Crafting wire
- A non-stick rubber star shaped mould
Gather your materials!
Mix your concrete! Add water to the mix and stir it until the consistency is smooth and correct. Follow the mixing instructions on the back of your package to get the ratio of water to concrete mix right, since it can vary from brand to brand.
Fill your star-shaped mould with your wet concrete mixture! Tap the bottom of the mould on the tabletop to even out the surface and get rid of bubbles in order to keep things as smooth as possible when you set the concrete aside in a moment to dry.