Instructables
Picture of CEMENT CANDLE HOLDER
IMG_20140612_230024.jpg
IMG_20140612_230631.jpg
IMG_20140612_230053.jpg

After making so many electronics and cardboard projects, last week I started to play with cement .I had so much fun by experimenting with cement and loved the result so much.In this instructables I will share the procedure to make a beautiful and charming candle holder for your home decoration.

You can use some plastic containers to make the mold/mould.I used a coke bottle and cracked salt container seats inside my garbage bin.

 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: MATERIAL AND TOOLS

Picture of MATERIAL AND TOOLS

MATERIALS :

1.Cement

2. Water

3. Plastic coke bottle

4. Small Container / Salt Container

5.Container to prepare concrete (3nos for Water,Cement and Concrete)

6. Petroleum Jelly or oil

7. Spoon

8. Rubber Gloves

9. Small stones

10.Sand Paper and Tissue Paper

TOOLS :

1. Scissors

2. Box Cutter/Paper Cutter/Hobby Knife

Step 2: PREPARE THE MOLD

Picture of PREPARE THE MOLD
Screenshot_2014-06-11-07-44-42.png
Screenshot_2014-06-11-07-46-03.png
Screenshot_2014-06-11-07-46-38.png

First Cut a small portion in the bottom portion of the plastic coke bottle by box cutter

Then Insert the Scissor at the above cut portion and continue until the entire bottle is complete.complete. Don't worry if the cutting is not uniform ,it will not harm anything.

Step 3: MIX WATER AND CEMENT

Picture of MIX WATER AND CEMENT
Screenshot_2014-06-11-07-49-49.png
Screenshot_2014-06-11-07-49-14.png
Screenshot_2014-06-11-07-51-07.png
Screenshot_2014-06-11-07-52-49.png

Now a days Concrete mix is readily available in the market but I tried at my home to have a fun.

Take 6 to 8 teaspoons of cement powder in a container. Add water gradually and stir it continuously until a thick paste is formed.During preparation there may be chances of adding more water which make the mixture very thin.In that case add some dry cement to make it thick.If you make the mixture very thin then it takes more time to dry but very thick mixture also not good as it is not perfectly settle inside the mold.

Safety : Wear hand gloves during the work.

Step 4: APPLY PETROLEUM JELLY

Picture of APPLY PETROLEUM JELLY
IMG_20140613_231434.jpg
Screenshot_2014-06-13-23-18-47.png
Screenshot_2014-06-13-23-18-21.png

Use some pebbles or small rocks to weigh your inside plastic mold down, because it tends to rise up out of the cement.I have used colored stones but it is not mandatory you can use normal stones or coins instead of it.The stones inside the container also helps to seat firmly at center.

Apply petroleum jelly or oil on the outer surface of the container.It does help ease your container away from the cement when you pop it out of the mold.

awsome and creative!
deba168 (author)  kevanchristian1 month ago

thank you :)

ms match2 months ago

even tho you are only using a very small amount of cement mix I had to do all the mixing outside as the powdery fumes made my nose itch and eyes water

This is really cute! I don't know much about concrete, can you put water in the candle holder or will it seep into the concrete?

he is not using concrete mix, just cement mix

deba168 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 months ago

Thank you :)

Yes it will seep after a long time.You can apply a coat of plastic paint to prevent any seepage.Good idea If we add water then the light also glitter.

jmwells3 months ago
The concrete WILL absorb water. Alight spray of lacquer, or poly will seal it. They also make a concrete sealer, but for this small application it wouldn't be cost effective. Adding a bit of fiberglass insulation to the concert will make it much stronger.
ms match jmwells2 months ago

he is not using concrete, just cement

samalert jmwells3 months ago

I am really not sure about fibreglass in here (India) its not a very easy find.

jmwells samalert3 months ago
Inside the walls of old houses, appliances, under floor mats of old cars. You wouldn't need much.
deba168 (author)  jmwells3 months ago

Thanks for your suggestion.

Battlespeed3 months ago

Nicely done! I take it that you're using cement and not concrete, although people get them mixed up. (Cement is one component of concrete - basically the binder for the aggregate such as sand.) If you're using cement, you might want to change "concrete" to "cement" in your tutorial as it does confuse people who know the difference as to which one you are using.

Also, incidentally, there are pigments that can be added during mixing to achieve a variety of different colors.

deba168 (author)  Battlespeed3 months ago

thanks for point out the difference..

kludge773 months ago

Very clever!

deba168 (author)  kludge773 months ago

:) :)

Very cute! I love how the shape of the holder looks with the pretty flower candle!

deba168 (author)  Danger is my middle name3 months ago

Thanks :)