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DIY concrete candleholder

You know we love a concrete DIY and this latest one couldn’t be easier. Introducing our DIY concrete candleholder! Add ambience to your next dinner party or create a unique home accessory you can style into a vignette following this simple and inexpensive do-it-yourself concrete decor tutorial.

Keep scrolling for all the steps and materials list to make this homemade cement decorative item. It’s so quick and easy. and makes the perfect table centrepiece. Here’s how to make it…

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Items you will need:

  • Concrete
  • Sand
  • Bucket
  • Stirrer
  • Rectangular form (we used shoe box but recommend a plastic form)
  • Candles
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors
Items you will need DIY concrete candleholder
Items you will need


1. Mix a small batch of concrete following the instructions on the packet. Pour it into your mould until you achieve a depth of 3-5 cm and while the concrete is wet position your candles into the concrete. Push them down 1.5cm deep in your desired pattern. Tip: be sure not to press the candles in too deep or it could cause the cement to break when you remove it from the form.

2. Secure the candles in place by creating a grid of sticky tape around each candle β€” you want the candles to be as straight as possible as you leave it to dry for 48 hours.

Allow concrete to set with candle in place
Step 1 and 2

3. Once concrete is completely dry, carefully remove the mould. You can keep the candleholder organic like ours or get creative and add touches of paint for interest.

Tip: there are many ways you can personalise this concrete design for your home. For example, you could press crystals or shells into the wet concrete to add a natural element. Alternatively, you can using things like lace fabric or leaves to create imprints and patterns on the concrete surface. We also love adding pigments and dyes to tint the concrete. Your imagination is the limit!

DIY concrete candleholder
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We love the idea of 3 or 5 of these running down a long dining table at our next dinner party or Christmas celebration. What do you think of this DIY concrete candleholder? Will you give it a go?

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    1. Now, this is something! We have concrete and sand that was not used after renovating the house so I’m thinking to use them for this project. Thanks for the idea!


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