A cute DIY Christmas decor tutorial. Use a plastic ball to make a round cement Christmas candle!
This project started out as something different which I will show you in an upcoming tutorial. As I was working on that project, lots of different ideas came to me on what else I could make with cement and these plastic bouncy balls.
Since we are coming upon the Holiday season, I thought I could make cement Christmas candles using these balls. There’s a whole bunch of materials needed for this, but considering the number of materials, these were incredibly easy to do. So much fun!
Check out another cool Christmas tutorial for wine cork planter ornaments here!
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DIY Difficulty Level | Easy
Materials for Making Round Cement Christmas Candles
- Cement All, Rapid Set
- Plastic Balls (3) 2 1/8″
- Bottle caps (3)
- Iridescent paint in Gold
- Foam paintbrush
- X-acto blade
- Hot glue gun
- Latex/nitrile gloves– lots of them
- Plastic cup (for scooping cement)
- Disposable measuring cup
- Disposable mixing bowl
- Paper towels or rags
- Plastic wrap (optional)
- Bottle caps (optional)
- Soy candle wax
- Candle wicks for soy candles
- Pyrex measuring cup
- Craft sticks
Cement Christmas Candle Tutorial Steps
Cut the top off the plastic balls with the X-acto. It’s easier if you slice it sideways while you cut, rather than up and down.
To help prevent the candle balls from rolling when cured, tap the bottoms on your work surface, lightly a few times. This will create and indentation that will help flatten the bottom.
Remove the plastic ball casing and then use the X-acto blade to remove the plastic by slicing it carefully. Just pull outward to avoid cutting yourself or scratching the cement, and then peel the plastic off.
Paint the inside of the candleholder using a foam paintbrush and the iridescent gold paint (I forgot to get a photo of this step). Be careful not to get paint on the outside of the candle. I wanted the rim to have the gold color and I found it easier to use my finger for this, so dipped my finger in the paint and put it inside the edge of the candle, then ran it along the rim.
I used a paper towel to hold under the glass while I cured so that if it did drip, it would hit the towel.