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How To Make White Washed Concrete Candle Holders

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Septemer, Fall and cooler temps just make the perfect combination for candles, don´t you think? I made my own candles the other day, you can read more about that here. There´s just something so cozy and comforting about that little flickering light when it´s cool and dark out. Now, even though, it isn´t where I am, not yet anyways, I enjoy lighting a candle and get cozy at night watching a show or two. And that´s why I made some more candles, well, the holders actually this time and would like to show you today how to make white washed concrete candle holders.

 




 

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How To Make White Washed Concrete Candle Holders

 

This is such an easy project, it does take some drying time, but that´s about all.

 

What you need :

Quick Concrete Mix

Vegetable Oil or Petroleum Jelly [Vaseline]

Tealight Candles 

Plastic Cups

Old plastic container and old plastic spatula for mixing the concrete

 

how to make white washed concrete candle holders kreativk.net

 

1. Mix the concrete according to the package instructions.

2. Rub the inside of your plastic cups with vegetable oil or petroleum jelly [I used oil]. Fill the cups with the concrete mixture.

3. Rub the outside of the tealight candles with vegetable oil or petroleum jelly [I used oil here too.] Slowly press them into the liquid concrete.

4. Set aside and let dry. Mine were pretty solid after a day.

 

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5. After a day, my concrete filled plastic cups felt very solid and I cut them open and peeled out the solid candle light. I let them dry for another two days.

6. I dry brushed them with white chalky finish paint.

7. Using an old humid cloth I rubbed the paint in and then sanded them slowly a little bit all around.

8. Repeat step 7 a couple of times until you have your desired white washed effect.

 

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And this is how they look right now:

how to make white washed concrete candle holders kreativk.net

 

Once the tealight candle is burnt down, you can easily exchange it with a new one.

how to make white washed concrete candle holders kreativk.net

 

 

how to make white washed concrete candle holders kreativk.net

 

 

how to make white washed concrete candle holders kreativk.net

 

 

how to make white washed concrete candle holders kreativk.net

 

 

how to make white washed concrete candle holders kreativk.net

 

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Have you ever tried anything like this using concrete? I love the rustic touch and how the white wash technique makes them look like stone.

Thank you for stopping by as always!

 

 

Another easy Fall DIY:

DIY deer sign for fall 9 (1)

 

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Keri Roberts
    29/09/2017 at 14:24

    Wow Katrin!! That’s so cool that you made your own concrete candle holders!! They look terrific!! Seriously too awesome!!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      01/10/2017 at 08:52

      Thank you friend 🙂

  • Reply
    Leanna
    19/09/2017 at 23:21

    These turned out really well Katrin. I have not seen anything like these before, very well done and pretty. Love them.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      20/09/2017 at 18:21

      Thank you so much Leanna!

  • Reply
    Laurie
    18/09/2017 at 01:10

    Katrin, This is a great project. I’ve been looking a quite a few concrete projects and have been itching to try some. Your candle holders turned out fabulous!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      18/09/2017 at 19:55

      I´m so happy you like them Laurie, they´re so much fun!

  • Reply
    lynn spencer
    17/09/2017 at 14:31

    Katrin…I love these! You are one very clever and creative chick! They are so simple and natural, so your style. I think i just might have to make some…thanks for the ideas. And white washing them was key!!!
    Brilliant my friend
    (AND TWD coming back soon!)💀😷

    • Reply
      Katrin
      18/09/2017 at 19:55

      Thanks so much Lynn, they are fun and I can´t wait to make more concrete decor! I can´t wait for TWD to be back!!!

  • Reply
    Michelle - Happy Heart Made
    15/09/2017 at 19:35

    These turned out so fabulous Katrin…absolutely love them!!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      16/09/2017 at 19:38

      Thanks so much Michelle!!

  • Reply
    Julia - Vintage with Laces
    14/09/2017 at 06:07

    That’s a wonderful project! Your tea candle holders turned out just great, Katrin! I love the shape, the color and those marks made by the plastic cups.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      14/09/2017 at 21:48

      Thanks so much Julia, at first I didn´t like the marks from the cups but now they do look kinda cool!

  • Reply
    Marie
    13/09/2017 at 20:11

    Gosh, I love these not only for the great idea but the white wash and ridges created from the plastic cup make them even prettier!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      14/09/2017 at 21:47

      Aw, Thanks so much Marie…

  • Reply
    Mary
    13/09/2017 at 20:00

    Katrin these are so special. The white look and the way the lines were going across the cement. I thought you had drawn them in but I see it was the plastic cup. Very cool. And of course you make me love Scandinavian more and more each day.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      14/09/2017 at 21:47

      I´m happy you like them Mary, cement is definitely a favourite, so much fun!

  • Reply
    Jodie
    13/09/2017 at 19:55

    LOVE THESE – they turned out GREAT & look beautiful.
    Would love if you’d come share at Reader Tip Tuesday: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/09/12/reader-tip-tuesday-weeks-craft-recipe-party-3/
    The party is open & growing all week.

  • Reply
    Ellen
    13/09/2017 at 16:28

    Wow, these are kreative and klever!! I would never have thought to make candle holders from cups of concrete. The white wash is a beautiful finish. You are now the official Kraft Kween!! Thank-you for this delightful post, as always!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      14/09/2017 at 07:11

      It is the easiest thing to make and now I´m thinking of what else I could make from concrete, lol. hahaha, not sure about the Kraft Kween, lol, but Thank you so much!!!!

  • Reply
    Claire
    13/09/2017 at 13:43

    These look lovely. I have yet to try some concrete crafts, but I’m tempted to have ago now.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      14/09/2017 at 07:10

      Thanks so much Claire!

  • Reply
    Linda at Mixed Kreations
    13/09/2017 at 08:55

    Oh I love these Katrin! They are so pretty! I’ve seen lots of concrete projects that I want to try, but just haven’t yet. Their on my list to do along with another million things. Lol.
    I love how you did the white wash on them. I bought a couple pots the other day and that’s how I want to do them.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      14/09/2017 at 07:10

      Thanks so much Linda, hope you have fun with the pots!!!

  • Reply
    Michelle
    13/09/2017 at 08:24

    How lovely they look Katrin. The markings that the plastic cup made on the sides make it look so interesting, especially after you white washed them. Beautiful, delicate and so interesting

    • Reply
      Katrin
      14/09/2017 at 07:10

      Yes, and all that from a simple plastic cup, hey? Thanks Michelle!!

  • Reply
    Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff
    13/09/2017 at 07:37

    Great! Absolutely great! We’ve been to a garden-center on Sunday and they had so many concrete decorations I really felt tempted too (didn’t look as if it would be absolutely madning to make) but then your candle holders are much nicer than the things I saw there – maybe the chalk paint does make a huge difference. Maybe one day I’ll have to try too…

    • Reply
      Katrin
      14/09/2017 at 07:09

      It is so easy using a concrete mix and not messy or anything. I always thought it was complicated, haha. It´s a lot of fun, hope you try it out Marjan! Thank you for stopping by, have a nice day 🙂

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