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 :
Vegetable Oil or Petroleum Jelly [Vaseline]
Old plastic container and old plastic spatula for mixing the concrete
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.
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.
And this is how they look right now:
Once the tealight candle is burnt down, you can easily exchange it with a new one.
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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: