The best DIYs are those where you can combine several joys. Such as fruit ice cream and concrete candle holders.
Materials for the concrete candle holder
- Fruit cups
- Concrete mix (like this one)
- Spatula or something else to stir
- Box cutter
How to make
First of all, of course, you have to eat a few fruit cups and rinse the packaging. We didn’t follow any concrete instructions exactly and didn’t add any sand, because we are talking about very small quantities. So you just put some concrete in a bucket and then, very carefully, gradually add some water.
You then stir it until you have a mass that is not liquid, but is moist and sticky. (However, I’ve heard of a mixture of 2 parts concrete and 1 part water.)
You then fill the concrete into the small fruit cups, but not all the way to the edge. To avoid air bubbles, you can now tap the small cup on the floor a few times. Then let it dry on a flat surface for about an hour.
When the concrete is a little stronger, you can stick the candles in. Make sure that the candles are in the middle and straight. In the first few hours, check that the candles are not sagging to one side and possibly straighten them up again. Try to flatten the surface with your finger.
Now you have to let them dry for another day until they are completely hard. When the concrete has dried out, the cup can be cut open with the box cutter and the candle is ready. Now you can smooth very rough surfaces with the sandpaper. When the candle has burned down, a hole is automatically created in which the next candle can be inserted.
Your new concrete candle holder is ready. I am absolutely thrilled with my result!!