DIY CONCRETE PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS

DIY CONCRETE PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS

Concrete diy saga continues ! ;) This week i wanted to show you another take on pumpkins with concrete pumpkin candle holders - you can make a holder for just about any candle - in my case i used tealights , and i took on board few mistakes that i made in the process

DIY CONCRETE PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS
DIY CONCRETE PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS

Your concrete creations can be customized by either painting or adding some patina to make them fit your personal style This diy is mega easy and if you read my other pumpkin concrete diy, you might notice that some photos are the same - this is due to 2 reasons -1 up to certain point the way they are made is the same . 2- i really could not be bothered to take my gloves off to take a photo that i already had made when i made other pumpkins, so i hope that you forgive me x
So lets start!

DIY CONCRETE PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS

Materials
ready mixed concrete
gloves
bucket
tights
string
scissors
cling film
some tealights/ candle etc

DIY CONCRETE PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS

1 Mix concrete as directed on a packaging - i added less water so the mixture is a bit thicker than usual

DIY CONCRETE PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS
DIY CONCRETE PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS

2 Wrap your tealight / or a cut down candle (so its shorter) in a cling film so it be easier to remove it from your concrete pumpkin later on

DIY CONCRETE PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS

3 load the concrete into a tight leg thats cut off“bounce the concrete a bit so there is bigger chance of having a smooth finish , then proceed to put the tealight/candle inside of your concrete

DIY CONCRETE PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS

4- i made sure that i have some excess of cling film, so i could grip it more easily

DIY CONCRETE PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS

5 - tie the top on

DIY CONCRETE PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS

6 ten start tying your string around to create a “pumpkin shape “to create a shape you will need 4 pieces of string and you can start ting it all round . Then leave it to set for few hours not in a sunny spot so the concrete wont dry to quick

DIY CONCRETE PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS

7 once few hours roughly passed it is time to untie your pumpkins - i found that it was much easier for the string to be cut from the bottom of the pumpkin - the concrete will most likely still not be fully set so please take care when cutting and removing the string. )

DIY CONCRETE PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS

8 once the string is removed cut the tight knot and start removing it so you can see your beautify made concrete pumpkin .I waited with one pumpkin candle holder over 12 hours and i had a problem taking the tealight out - i managed to break off some of the pumpkin. if your candle inside is to stubborn to come out - gently scrape some of concrete with a flat headed screwdriver

DIY CONCRETE PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS
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9 Once you took your candles out leave your pumpkins to fully set ( a total time of 24h all together )

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And this is it - once 24 have passed you can safely use your new budget friendly candle holders , I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial
Love Pati