I’m pretty excited about sharing this DIY project! We’re really into creating items out of concrete right now (you can find our Industrial Concrete Ball DIY here). Industrial home decor is so popular right now, we’ve seen concrete pieces that we love at places like West Elm and Restoration Hardware.
This DIY is such an inexpensive way to bring those pieces into your home. We had to eat quite a few pringles for this project (no complaining here), I’m quite happy that our project is finally complete. These concrete candle holders are great for decorating your home or outdoor space!
Concrete Candle Holders
- concrete mix
- pringles cans
- votive candle (or similar circular object that is slightly larger than a tealight)
- plastic wrap
- large disposable container
- mixing tool
- something to funnel the concrete into your mold
Rinse out your pringles cans. You can make these tealight holders as tall or short as you’d like… to make them easier to fill, cut down pringles cans that you plan on using to make short tealight holders.
In a disposable container, mix up concrete according to directions on package. Funnel concrete into the pringles cans.
Tap the bottom of cans to help the concrete settle. Wrap a votive candle in plastic wrap, center it in the pringles can, and press into the concrete (you wouldn’t have to use the plastic wrap if you’re going for a less rustic look). Let dry for several hours, then remove just the votive candle.
Let the concrete dry overnight in the pringles cans. Then tear the cardboard can away from your concrete candle holders. Use water to rinse off any concrete dust.
I think we’re going to keep these in our living room, though they would also be a perfect centerpiece for our outdoor table. We may need to make a second set!