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Equipment- a bag of quick-setting mortar or cement - a trowel - a cutter - two tealights - an empty aluminum can - a roll of scotch tape - a tarpaulin - a container for mixing Budget: around 20 € Duration: 1 hour (not including concrete drying time
Steps1. Start by delicately cutting the top of the can with a craft knife. Be careful because aluminum is very sharp. This cut can will serve as a formwork.
2. Prepare the mortar mixture. Take care to respect the dosage and not to add too much water (even if you have the impression that it is lacking at the beginning). Indeed, the mixture becomes more and more liquid by dint of mixing.
3. Pour the mortar into the can. Once the can is full, tape two tealights to each other and position them in the center of the can by pushing them well into the mortar. Then place a flat element on top with a weight for the duration of the drying.
4. Once the mortar is completely dry, remove from the mold by delicately cutting the sides of the can. Be careful not to touch the mortar with the cutter, otherwise there will be traces.
5. Lightly sand the candle holder with a very fine grain if necessary. Depending on the desired final effect, you can apply a layer of special cement varnish to give a polished concrete look.
FinallyTo make larger objects, it is preferable to reinforce the concrete in order to solidify it. What if you made a stool the next time?
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