DIY concrete candles

DIY concrete candles

Lighting of candles provides home with the coziness, however, candle holders do their “job” without lighting them too. It is a nice and sometimes necessary attribute to decorate the house. If you are looking for a modern decor to your minimalist style, so concrete candles are an ideal choice for you 🙂

Candles, candles, candles – these I am obsessed with. Thus, this obsession has inspired me to search for new ideas to make candle holders. Since concrete has so many possibilities to use it for, especially for DIY concrete projects, that I easily fall in love with it. The DIY concrete candles described further are a perfect example of it.


Materials

Tools

One-time Candle Holder

one time candle holder

Directions:

Step 1. Take your dome lid and tape a hole in the bottom so that a concrete could not run away

DIY concrete candles

Step 2. Following directions given on your concrete, mix water and concrete in a container

DIY concrete candles

Step 3. Pour the concrete mixture into a dome lid

DIY concrete candles

Step 4. Vibrate a dome lid slowly. It removes the bubbles from the mixture, makes the candle holder stronger and less likely to break

Step 5. Place a Christmas tree ball into a mixture, push and hold for few seconds and leave until it hardens

DIY concrete candles

Step 6. When it is dry enough, it is time to remove the inner container carefully. Take off a tape from the dome lid’s bottom and using the scissors clip the edge of a dome lid. Push carefully a a harden concrete from the bottom

Step 7. Carefully take a Christmas tree ball out from a harden concrete

Step 8. Take a sand paper or a file and gently rub away on the sides

Step 9. Take a small candle and using the scissors take candlewick out. Do not throw away the wax from the candle.

DIY concrete candles

Step 10. Take wax from few small candles (depending on how big or small is a hole, made with a Christmas tree ball, in your harden concrete), put in a glass container and melt it in a microwave

DIY concrete candles

Step 11. Pour your melted wax in a candles holder’s hole. When a wax begins to harden, place a candlewick in the middle of it and hold until it stands by itself

Step 12. If a wax has run out, then take a scissors or a hobby knife and smooth the surface.

DIY concrete candles

NOTE: I have called this concrete candles as one-time used, however, you can use it many more times. You can always refill a candle with a melted wax.


Reusable Candle Holder

reusable candle holder

Directions:

Step 1. Follow the first 4 steps from the directions above

Step 2. Place a small candle in a mixture, push it and hold for few seconds and leave until it hardens

DIY concrete candles

Step 3. When it is dry enough, it is time to remove the inner container carefully. Take off a tape from the dome lid’s bottom and using the scissors clip the edge of a dome lid. Push carefully a harden concrete from the bottom

Step 4. Using a scissors or a hobby knife carefully take a small candle out from a harden concrete

Step 5. Take sand paper or a file and gently rub away on the sides

Step 6. Using a file, deepen a hole until a small candle perfectly fits into a hole

DIY concrete candles

DIY concrete candles

Projects with concrete are endless, since you can use any shape you find interesting to you 🙂