Cast Candle Holders with Shapes in Relief
These candle holders are made from Concrete Craft in a plastic cup as a mould. Prior to moulding, the plastic cups are lined with foam rubber designs for making reliefs in the finished cast.
How to do it
Line the inside of each plastic cup with designs cut from self-adhesive foam rubber.
Concrete mixture: Mix 6 parts of Concrete Craft powder to 1 part of water. Mix well and leave for approx. 2 min.
Pour the concrete mixture into the mould and leave for approx. 5 min. NB! Unlike papier-mâché moulds, it is not necessary to coat this mould with cooking oil prior to casting. You may choose to do so, in order to easily release the moulded shape when dry.
Push a small metal candle holder for either long candles or tea lights into the concrete mixture. Leave to dry for 24 hours. A TIP: Fill it with beads to prevent the small metal candle holder from being pushed upwards by the concrete when hardening.
Remove the shape from the mould.
NB! The finished candle holder will benefit from hardening for 24-48 hours before using.
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