Tutorial: How to Make Concrete Tealight Holders
Check out this awesome tutorial on how to make your own tealight holders!
All you need is fine mixed concrete, small silicone molds, oil, a paintbrush, a spatula, and some tealights.
|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|
I used to work with hypertufa, or “tufa” for short. It’s a lightweight cement mixture.
I’m definitely going to try these with some tufa this coming spring!