One of my favorite details in today’s beach post wedding shoot are these cute cement votives! Naturally Yours Events and Shane Welch Photography were kind enough to share instructions for these DIY cement votives. They are super cute and very easy to make. I love the texture it adds and you can have lots of fun with different colors and types of candles.

cement votive holders DIY | Shane Welch Photography | Glamour & Grace

cement votive holders DIY | Shane Welch Photography | Glamour & Grace

Materials:

Cement
Small paper cups
Tealights or candlesticks
Container to mix water and concrete
Scissors

cement votive holders DIY | Shane Welch Photography | Glamour & Grace

Step 1: Measure out 2 cups of cement to 1/4 cup of water. The more water the smoother the look, less water and chunkiness will give a rough look.

cement votive holders DIY | Shane Welch Photography | Glamour & Grace

Step 2: Mix water and cement together.

cement votive holders DIY | Shane Welch Photography | Glamour & Grace

Step 3: Pour concrete in cups, 2/3 full.

cement votive holders DIY | Shane Welch Photography | Glamour & Grace

Step 4: Let the concrete sit for a quick minute and then place your tealight or candlestick. Try to press lightly into the concrete.

cement votive holders DIY | Shane Welch Photography | Glamour & Grace

Step 5: After letting the concrete dry fully, for an hour or more, cut a strip of the paper cup with scissors.

cement votive holders DIY | Shane Welch Photography | Glamour & Grace

Step 6: Continue to peal the paper cups off from the votive, and voila!

cement votive holders DIY | Shane Welch Photography | Glamour & Grace

Photography | Shane Welch Photography | Coordination + Styling | Naturally Yours Events | Florist | Pollen

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  1. Plum Pretty Sugar
    November 25, 2013 7:25 pm

    What a treat! Thank you for sharing! We loved the beach wedding!

    xo

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