After using cement for the first time last month, I knew DIY vases from concrete mix are easier than it looks. The bonus is that is very inexpensive to make! You can make these cement vases out of almost any soft plastic or paper cup; even soda cans work too. It’s the perfect project to craft outside in your garden. Now that spring is here, it’s time to get out and enjoy the weather while crafting something for the home. I’m sharing this project over at SC Johnson’s Blog.
What you will need to make Cement Candle Vases:
A Small bag of Ready To Mix concrete mix (Costs about $1.99)
Several Paper Cups in the same size
Unscented Votive Candles Smaller In Size that can fit into the paper cups.
Paint, Painter’s or washi tape, paint brush
Use protection when handling the cement. In a large bowl, add 3 parts cement 1 part water and mix well. Add more water or concrete mix if necessary until mixture has a smooth consistency.
Add the concrete mix into the paper cups to 2/3rds full. Place the unscented candles in the middle of the cup. Add more concrete mix on the sides if necessary. Place something heavy on top of the candle to keep the candle from floating to the top.
Let dry for at least 48hrs.
Once dry, remove the paper cup by peeling of the sides.
Paint your cement candle vases if you desire.
Once the candle has burned out, fill the vase with water and place your flowers.