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In this Instructable I’ll show you how I built a concrete tea light candle holder step by step. At first sight it may seem complex, but actually it is pretty easy to build.

I found a simple method for casting concrete which works great. To make such shape you only need a thick Styrofoam board and a utility knife.

Watching the video will significantly simplify the process, and I hope it will inspire you to use your creativity and make something wonderful.


  • Concrete form: 28 x 13 x 5 cm
  • Wooden base: 36 x 14 x 2 cm



Step 1: Making the Styrofoam Mold.

Picture of Making the Styrofoam Mold.

The mold is made out of 5 cm thick Styrofoam board.

First, I drew the shape on a piece of paper, and to be able to follow the drawing, I stuck it onto the Styrofoam with a duct tape. Then, I made all the cuts, making sure to keep the knife straight and close to the line.

Once finished cutting I removed the cut-outs, and got a rectangle with a wavy form in the middle which separates the rectangle into two parts.

doing2much1 year ago

Very cool! Love the industrial touch!!

Amaries1 year ago

I haven.t worked much with concrete thank you for this instructables

AnilM511 year ago

Great project. appreciate the easy-to-follow directions. Keep it coming - love the creative designs.

live4ktm1 year ago

You did a great 'ible. Beautiful work. Thank you so much !

AmirA1421 year ago

there is a website called DYI Modern they have alot of other cool candel holders.