These Quikrete ice cream cone cement candle holders are the perfect cement craft to try if you have never used quick-setting cement before! Add a little fun to your classic tablescape anytime of year with this easy DIY cement project!
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Cement Candle Holders Using Quikrete
Isn’t it great when projects actually work out! I know I’m not the only one out there who has had some hilarious Pinterest worthy fails, but these cement candle holders were an easy DIY project that made and adorable addition to my outdoor summer tablescape! A lot of people know that Quikrete cement is a great product to use for minor cement repairs and small home improvement projects. You can buy it at your local home improvement store in manageable bags, buckets, and pails with easy to follow directions, so it’s the perfect solution for home owners wanting to tackle their own DIY projects.
Although cement is great for the typical home improvement projects, not everyone realizes that you can make so many different fun and creative crafts out of cement! Whether it’s inside or outside of your house, cement projects are becoming super popular, and it’s not just the boys who are using the cement!
I had been want to create these ice cream cone cement candle holders for a while, but I just couldn’t figure out what to use! When I came across Quikrete cement, I knew that it was the perfect material to make my cement candle holders out of! I’m all about classic decor over here at Hello Central Avenue, but I love adding something fun or unexpected to my spaces, especially my tablescapes!
I loved the idea of using these ice cream cone cement candle holders for every celebration we have in our home. It sounded like a cute tradition to begin! Also, I thought it would be super fun to paint the cement candle holders some different colors to match the tablescape or occasion! I’m still planning to make more of them and paint them some fun colors!
- Quikrete fast-setting cement (I used a little less than half of a 10lb pail.)
- A bowl to mix the cement in
- Something to stir the cement with
- Clean water
- Your mold (I used Spark 3D gel to create a mold of the ice cream cone that I found in the Target dollar spot.)
- 1/2 inch PVC end cap-check that your candle fits first! (You could always just hold the candle in the cement and keep it steady while the cement dries if you didn’t want to use the end cap.)
- Large putty knife
- Taper candle to test
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How to DIY the Ice Cream Cone Cement Candle Holders:
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- First, scoop about 5 cups of the cement powder into your bowl.
- Second, pour the appropriate amount of water into the bowl with the cement. Start by pouring a small amount. You can always add more water, but you can’t take it away.
- Begin stirring the mixture until you have smoothed out the chunks in the cement. You may need to add more water if the consistency is too dry. Your cement mixture should be similar to thick pancake batter. If you add too much water, you can always add a little more cement powder. It’s pretty forgiving, so don’t be scared!
- Next, slowly dump the cement mixture into your pre-made mold and gently tap on all four sides of your mold a few times to remove any air bubbles. The bubbles will start rising to the top if you are doing this correctly.
- Place the 1/2 inch PVC end cap into the center of the cement. It should be thick enough to sit in the cement without falling too deep into it.
- If you want to make the top surface of your cement candle holders flat like I did, you can use a credit card or putty knife to scrape from one side of the cement to the other. Wipe off any excess cement that got away, and smooth out the top.
- Place a taper candle into the cement candle holder and make sure that the candle is standing up straight from all angles. You can even let your cement dry with the candle sitting in there.
- After 48 hours (or less if you are impatient like me), you can pop out the cement candle holders. At that point you might want to run some sand paper across the top and the edges to smooth out any rough parts.
- If you are going to paint your candle holders, make sure that the cement is fully cured. You can choose any color spray paint you’d like!
Cement Candle Holders Using Quikrete
If you have never used Quikrete cement, these cement candle holders are the best first project! They are so easy to create and would make a big statement anywhere in your home!
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