The combination of warmth of copper with the cooler industrial edge of cement for a simple-to-create yet striking centerpiece!
There’s nothing like the magic of candlelight for gathering around the table during the holiday season. This warm and edgy centerpiece will improve the mood of your holiday dinners!
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Important: Use proper precautions when handling cement dust, such as a mask to avoid inhaling the dust and heavy-duty gloves to protect your skin.
In the plastic bucket, use the stirring stick to mix the rapid set cement with water according to the instructions on the bag/box. For this candle holder, I used a little more than half of the 25 pound bag of cement mix I purchased.
Work quickly to mix the cement thoroughly and break up any clumps, stirring vigorously for around one minute.
Remove the cardboard form from the now-hardened cement candle holder. If any cardboard remains stuck to the surface of the cement, a damp sponge will help remove it.
The cement candle holder is now a blank slate, ready for some copper metal leaf embellishment!
Decide where you would like to apply the copper leaf detail and brush on the metal leaf adhesive. I decided to use messy brush strokes to paint the adhesive onto the cement three-quarters of the way up the side.
Allow the metal leaf adhesive to dry briefly until tacky.