We did a wedding a few weeks back that displayed some cool concrete candle holders at the desert table. As we were setting them out Chanda and I were getting pretty jealous of how darn cute it looked. It was love at first sight, we needed them!! So off we went to recreate these beauties all the while make them our own. In zest fashion- this is a super easy project that would make for a great gift (wink wink). Start by collecting all sorts of vessels- from squares to cylinders and rectangles. I snagged these goodies at the thrift store as well as the dollar store. One thing to keep in mind is not to fall toooooo in love with any vessel, for example all that glass might get broken through the process!
Got all your eclectic pieces? Now time to throw some gloves on and mix your concrete. Simply add water to the proportions on the bag….
Stir and you will have a consistency that is not too mushy but also won’t crumble apart in your hand.
Next spray all your vessels with some oil to avoid sticking and get an easy release later.
Pack your concrete into the molds.
We LOVE the look of copper so we are making some of them pillar candle holders with these copper pipe tubes we snagged at Miners for a few bucks.
Once all your goodies are packed in let the concrete set. Although the bag say’s to let it sit for at least 4hrs we gave our beauties a day- we were not about to take any risks!
Some molds released the concrete super easily!
Then I brushed the excess debris off with a small broom.
Other mold’s did not take at all! These little guys were too small- learn from us!! FAIL!
And then some molds were not popping out so easily, which I warned you might need to do some damage! Break away carefully my friends!
Clean up the copper with a wet rag…
Now time to set the mood….
I LOVE how they turned out- industrial but yet still some funky charm. Happy Zesting!!