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How to Make Concrete Tealight Holders

by Timber Press on October 12, 2011

in Craft, Gardening

To celebrate the release of Concrete Garden Projects, we’re sharing a sneak peek of one of the projects in the book: tealight holders!

These little holders are easy and fun to make — an especially good project for beginners not used to working with concrete. All you need is fine mixed concrete, oil, a paintbrush, a spatula, tealights, and some molds. Try using a variety of molds, such as silicone muffin cups (as seen below) or small plastic containers, like empty sour cream tubs.

1. Begin by oiling the molds. You technically don’t need to oil silicone molds, but it doesn’t hurt to be on the safe side. 2. Oil the underneath and sides of the tealight.
3. Mix the concrete and fill the mold with it to just below the top, stopping the concrete from overflowing when you push in the tealight. 4. Shake the mold to get rid of any air bubbles and to level the concrete’s surface.
5. Press the tealight into the center of the concrete, then leave to set on a flat surface. It will take about 24 hours to set. 6. Carefully remove the holders from the molds, and then wash the molds so that they can be reused.

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