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DIY cement candle holders


As tomorrow is the 1st of December and also the first day of advent I thought it would be nice to show you what I’ve made. 

Here’s what you need:
quick drying cement
plastic cups
mixing bowl and something to mix with
(Don’t clean or poor anything down the sink as this sets really quickly. Wash everything outside)
pair of scissors
fine sand paper
First mix in some water. The mix should be similar to the consistency of baking a cake, so quite thick and not watery. 

Make sure there aren’t any lumps. Mix for approx. 2 minutes. 

Pour the mixture into your plastic cups. 
Shake your cups slightly to make sure the cement is level. 

To make space for a tea candle put a plastic cup in the mix and press down (not too hard). 
The cup should stick to the mix quickly. Leave the cup there to set. 

When the cement has dried (leave a couple of hours) you can simply peel off the plastic cups. 
You might need a pair of scissors to make a small cut. 

If you like you can use some find sandpaper to make the edges smooth. 
I decorated my candle holders with some number stickers. In my last photo I’ve also got some plum coloured Christmas decorations and a bulb wrapped in plum coloured wrapping paper to match. 
photos by me
Fancy making some candle holders? They make good Christmas presents too.
 You can find what you need in your local DIY store
This DIY was sponsored by B&Q.

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  1. Gorgeous hege and the kids asked to make these so now I can show them your fantastic step-by-step!

  2. lovely idea … it is going to be a busy week-end 🙂

  3. Looks really great! From tomorrow I will use my DIY candle holders from last year – 4 tin cans painted in 4 different colors, silver, copper, green and white, with black number stickers on them. I put sugar in the cans, which holds the long candles straight and steady. I will try your idea next year, really like the look of the rough cement 🙂

  4. ohhhh, i love this idea Hege, beautiful Diy , congratulations!

  5. Hege Morris says:

    Hi Carolie,
    great idea to do this with your children.
    Would love to see the result! hx

  6. Hege Morris says:

    Sounds really nice! hope you'll put some photos on your blog to show us all.

  7. Hege Morris says:

    thanks so much! hx

  8. Hege Morris says:

    thanks, Ilaria! I know.. Think it will be busy until Christmas.. hx

  9. Katrin says:

    Hege that's a great DIY! It looks easy, I thought that working with cement would be much more difficult! I'll give it a try over Christmas.