Thrifty Thursday: How to make concrete candle holders

Today’s thrifty thursday is coming at ya a little later but I can certainly say it’s worth the wait!! It has been a crazy day of running errands for the wedding saturday, loading the trailer, and all the while finishing the last touches on some fabulous decor like this one. I love this project because not only is it easy and inexpensive but it’s so flexible with all your vessels sizes and creations.

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Supplies:

  • Containers/Vessels that can get messy! Tupperware works great!
  • Canola Oil
  • Bag of Quickcrete Concrete mix
  • Water
  • Gloves
  • Bucket and trash bag
  • Decor elements- moss, rocks, branches, candles, driftwood, etc.

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Start off by mixing water with your concrete in a bucket lined with a trash bag. (see the measurements on your bag depending on the size of your vessels) Got it all stirred up??

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Line the inside of your outer vessel with canola oil- don’t be shy!! You will be oh so happy when this baby slides out nice and easy. Then line the outer edge of your inner vessel.

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Now it’s time to add your concrete mixture in and press your glass down into it. This is fairly easy, just be sure you are on flat ground and that you make your vessel straight so all dries nicely.

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Let this dry for up to 3 days, it will set while out in the sun.

Now do you want the good news or bad news???

I didn’t put enough canola oil so my glass vessel is stuck in the center of the concrete-but it’s not that bad since this was the actual vessel I planed on putting on my concrete stand anyways. Now it’s just there forever-tee hee:)

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Turned out super fun right??

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And now for another creation, I grabbed two larger plant saucers I had and coated them with canola oil, filled with concrete mixture and voila…

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I think these ar amy new favorite!! I can’t wait to find what else we can make!! These elements would be great for outdoor patio, score!!!

Happy Thrift Thursday,

xo

Sam

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