This post shares my DIY concrete and pipe candlestick holders. It’s a quick and easy DIY that will help you get your feet wet working with concrete—and who doesn’t love candlestick holders?
Quick little concrete project today. I must be on a bit of a candle kick, too, because I wanted to make some concrete and pipe candlestick holders after making some PVC pipe candelabras.
And they look pretty awesome.
Here’s what I used for my DIY concrete and pipe candlestick holders:
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- Bottom of an old creamer carton and any kitchen oil
- Concrete mix, cup for mixing, and something to mix with (keep in mind that these might get ruined)
- White taper candlesticks
- PVC coupling in a size that fit my candles, spray painted matte black
**Suggestion! Buy your candles first. Then take them to the store with you to make sure they fit in the size you’re buying. Taper candles are cheap and easy to find, so I picked up two slightly different widths to try out 🙂
And here’s how I did it.
Step 1: First I drew a line on the inside of the carton to indicate how tall I wanted the concrete part of my candlestick holders to be. This is especially important if you’re making more than one.
I mixed up enough concrete to fill roughly the size of my candlestick holder. Then I poured it in and tapped the sides of the carton to get the concrete to settle and pop air bubbles.
Step 2: After about 30 seconds, I stuck the PVC coupling (that I had already painted) in about halfway down. The concrete was solidified enough to hold the coupling in place, but it wasn’t so hard that I couldn’t press it in. That’s the sweet spot!
Step 3: Once the concrete was completely dry, I pulled it out of the carton. I used my Dremel and a little drum sander to polish up the edges. Pop the candlesticks in and call it a day.
And that’s that! Here’s a few shots of them with candles in them.
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