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.|