Candle Holders and hanging Decorations from cast Concrete

Candle Holders and hanging Decorations from cast Concrete

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These candle holders and hanging decorations are made from Concrete craft in papier-mâché moulds. Here we have used papier-mâché boxes and lids.
Guide step 1
Step 1.
Mould: Apply a coat of weather resistant lacquer to the inside of the box and lid, to prevent the papier-mâché dissolving from the wet concrete. Leave to dry.
Guide step 2
Step 2.
Coat the mould for the candle holder with ordinary cooking oil prior to casting, in order to easily release the moulded shape when dry.
Guide step 3
Step 3.
Concrete mixture: Mix 6 parts of Concrete craft powder to 1 part of water. Mix well and leave for approx. 2 min.
Guide step 4
Step 4.
Pour the concrete mixture into the mould and leave for approx. 5 min.
Guide step 5
Step 5.
Push a metal candle holder for either long candles or for tea lights into the concrete mixture. Leave to dry for 24 hours.
Guide step 6
Step 6.
Release the concrete shape from the mould. The mould may break during this process. Remove any oil residues from the moulded shape using water and washing up liquid.
Guide step 7
Step 7.
Prepare the mould for the hanging decoration (the lid) and make a hole for hanging. Here we have used a cork made from Silk Clay which is pushed into the hole as illustrated and left to dry. Now coat the mould with ordinary cooking oil like the mould for the candle holder.
Guide step 8
Step 8.
Pour the concrete mixture into the mould.
Guide step 9
Step 9.
You may add glass deco stones to the wet mixture. Leave to dry for 24 hours and release the moulded shape.
Guide step 10
Step 10.
Push out the Silk Clay cork and attach a string for hanging.

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