Today I’ll show you how you can make easypeasy concrete tea lights yourself – all you need is craft concrete and a silicone mold. These molds are actually intended for baking, but are great for DIY because the hardened concrete can be easily removed.
Maybe you also need a little something for your colleagues, neighbors or relatives. Or simply a chic table decoration for the Christmas table: these sweet tea lights with concrete snowflakes are great for that too!
Make DIY concrete tea lights: This is how it works!
- a silicone mold of your choice (tea lights should fit in it, I used these)
- Creative concrete
- if you want: acrylic spray in gold
1. Mix the concrete. I recommend creative concrete because it does not contain any harmful substances like the standard concrete from the hardware store.
2. Fill your silicone mold about two-thirds full with the concrete mixture. Then you simply press the tea lights in. So that they stay in place and don’t come up again, I weighed them down from above with small paint jars (What you use as weight is of course up to you.)
3. Now let the concrete harden. It will be dry after about three hours, but I would let it cure overnight before continuing. Then turn your small candle holders over and spray the back with acrylic spray. Let it dry – done!
The back of the snowflakes looks particularly cool. Even without candles, it would look great to simply distribute the finished works upside down on the Christmas table. And: My silicone mold is actually for baking, but so far it has only been used for crafts.
By the way, the small concrete snowflakes are not only great for tea lights. They also look great as candle holders for taper candles! I even had stick candles ready, but then I escalated it to a total of 14 tea lights and there was no concrete left.
I’m Lisa – and I can never sit still. I’ve been blogging about my passions on my fairy dust since 2013: These are great DIY ideas, chic design and very special illustrations. The main thing is homemade! More about me.