DIY - Concrete casting Tealights October 20 2014

Make your own industrial chic tea lights in the latest of our craft tutorials. Just follow the steps below, this is a great crafty project and super cheap!

 

 

You will need:

  • concrete
  • sand
  • water
  • rubber gloves
  • large plastic container
  • silicone cupcake cases
  • wooden spoon
  • trowel
  • small jam jars 
  • measuring jug
  • blunt knife
  • sandpaper

Using the measuring jug add two times the amount of sand to concrete in your container, mix well with your wooden spoon.

Add just enough water so that the mixture is a liquid but not runny - the more water you add the weaker your cast will be but you also want to make sure the mixture can pour in to you mould.

 



Mix well and use your trowel to place it in to you silicone cupcake holders. 

Top Tip: Use two together to help them keep their shape. 

Allow to dry for 20 or so minutes or until the mixture is firmer, then place your small jam jar with sand inside into the middle of you cupcake mould and push down so that the concrete goes all around it.  

 

Allow to dry for a few more hours until the concrete is very firm but not completely dry then remove the sand and lightly tap the edges of the jar with your knife and release the jar.

 

Allow to completely dry - this may take over 24hrs. When it is dry remove the silicone moulds and sand the tops of you tea light holders by placing upside down on a flat surface and moving in a figure of eight over your sand paper.

 

Tada! Now you can create as many concrete tea lights as you like!