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.
Step 1: MATERIAL AND TOOLS
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
8. Rubber Gloves
9. Small stones
10.Sand Paper and Tissue Paper
2. Box Cutter/Paper Cutter/Hobby Knife
Step 2: PREPARE THE MOLD
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
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
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.