Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cement Candle Holders

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Sounds very romantic huh?  Cement candle holders….hmmm.

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It’s no secret that I have been making some of these this year…

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The concrete garden balls, not the cat!  So, every time I make the garden globes I end up with a bit of leftover cement.  I hate to just throw toss it, so I found if I fill up disposable containers (usually my recycled yogurt and mandarin orange containers) with the leftover cement and push a smaller container down inside them I have a candle holder that is sturdy!

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The round one I made from a cottage cheese container and the smaller one was a discarded storage container.

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I made some today and just used a tea light tin to push down into the cement to make the spot where the candle sits.

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What do you think?  Cute huh?

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I am thinking that I will put some felt on the bottom of these and bring them inside!

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I use citronella candles on the deck in the summer to keep the bugs away, so this is a perfect arrangement!

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The dual candle holder in front I painted with some leftover chalk paint and wiped some of it off. LOVE the way it turned out!

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I will be linking to these great parties!

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10 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

I like the garden balls, and the candle holders, perfect for outside.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Now that is a very creative way to reuse and waste not. And they are pretty too!!

Deidre said...

SUPER,COOL and CRAFTY! Love these for the gardens,thank you!

Anny said...

Very pretty, I love the blue chalk paint - would have never thought of it!

Corinna Ashley said...

great way to use the leftovers! I've been wanting to try cement crafts lately and I've added this to the list of things to try with it!

Jill Shepherd said...

Great idea to use up that leftover cement. I saw a cool idea on pinterest for cement too - fill a rubber glove and set it with the fingers facing up and the hand 'cupped'. Once set, cut off the rubber glove and you have a cool cement holder - would work for a candle too!!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Kayla Janachovsky said...

Beautiful! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIYers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-28.html

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Ellen!!! I love these so much! Thanks for sharing these beauties with us this week at Monday Funday!

Take care,

Trish

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love this idea, they are fabulous. How creative. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

September Violets said...

I really like this idea! I often make garden stepping stones, and love the look of concrete with glass stones and little stones found in the lakes. This idea is so simple, but so effective ... not to mention practical & pretty! Wendy (visiting from Fishtail's)