How to make a concrete candle holder with a silicone mold.
The products used in this post were supplied by Buddy’s Artisan Mix. This post may contain affiliate links. Using these links helps support my blog. Thank you!
I have been ITCHING to get my hands on some Buddy’s Artisan Mix and silicone molds after seeing it in action at the Haven Conference. They displayed a lot of different products that they’ve made with the cement and it was all SO cool. And really? Affordable. The silicone molds can be used over and over and over so you get a lot of use out of them. So I was so excited when Buddy’s offered to sponsor a couple of posts for my Grab & Go Gift Series.
Candles are AWESOME gifts and easy to make. For this particular tutorial, I’ll show you how to make your candle holder, but you can learn how to make soy candles too.
Supplies for Concrete Candle Holders
Supplies listed below may include affiliate links to the products.
- Candle Maker’s Combo Set with Concrete Mix and 2 Silicone Molds
- Red Oxide Coloring
- Something to stir your mix with
- Something to stir your mix in
- Crafting Apron to protect your clothes
- Dust mask/gloves
Unfortunately, the company rebranded and some of their product links went to fishy places now so I’m going to give you some resources on Amazon to try… this is concrete mix under art supplies. Concrete color. Concrete mold. Silicone Mold for Planters (these should work for candles too).
How to Make Concrete Candle Holders
Learn how to make one in the video below or scroll down for a photo tutorial.
I started with Buddy Rhode’s artisan concrete mix. It’s a much higher quality concrete than you get from the bags you use for landscaping. Unfortunately, the original links I used to the products ended up being turned into spammy links so I didn’t want to keep them in the post. You can search for Buddy Rhode’s Concrete and hopefully find it… but I just didn’t want to put the links in case they change up again. I was NOT happy to see the link go to something possibly virus-y or spammy, seeing I’m very careful about using trustworthy links. Unfortunately, they were legit links when I posted them but someone redirected them (on their end). I’m not sure who is responsible, but the company had rebranded so maybe another company snatched up the URL and then setup that awfulness. Or maybe it got hacked. Either way, you can search for their mix on Google or just check out the Amazon products. I haven’t used those ones so I can’t attest to if they’re good or not.
I used the big red cups to stir my concrete mix up. I wanted something I could throw away. Check your recycling bin, I’m sure you’ll find something! Follow the instructions on your mix and add water per the instructions. Use a stirrer or spoon to mix. I did two cups- one for pink and one for the plain white that the mix comes in.
Once you have both mixed, you can pour the mixture into your silicone mold. I started with my white mix.
Then I added my pink mix on top. If I’d wanted to keep the colors separate, I should have let the white dry before adding the pink in.
Because I added them right after each other, the pink dripped into the white a bit. I think it looks pretty but it’ll depend on what you want your DIY candle holder to look like.
Now you need to tap the mold to get out any air bubbles.
Carefully remove from the mold… or rather, remove the mold from the DIY Candle Holder.
I can’t wait to experiment more with this. It’s a lot of fun and this concrete mix is so pretty.
You can pop a tea light in there or make your own soy candles inside it too!
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Here is a list of all the gift tutorials in this series: Grocery Bag Holders, Homework or Art Displays, Cloth Napkins or Wipes, Mint Extract, Bread Bag (to give with fresh bread) Braided Dog Toy, Paper Mache Pokeball, Peach Infused Liquor, Extra Large Pot Holder, Fabric and Wood Cross, Adult Apron, Cake Mix Cookies in a Mason Jar, Pillowcase, Library Tote Bag, Tile Coasters, Coffee Cozy, Essential Oil Storage Box, Bowl and Casserole Dish Covers, Dry Oil Perfume, Lunch Bag, DIY Wall Decals, Pokemon Boo Boo Bags, Cement Candle Holders, Wood Step Stools, Easy Soy Candles, Cutting Boards, T-Shirt Stencils Using Freezer Paper, Balancing Wine Holder, Easy Concrete Planters, Reusable Gift Bags
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