DIY Geometric Concrete Planters and Candle Moulds

Faceted geometric forms are currently trending big time. Ben Uyeda from HomeMade Modern has created a series of free, downloadable templates (details below) that can be used as geometric moulds to make mini succulent concrete planters and candle moulds.

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Supplies for making candles

  • Card stock or glassy photo paper
  • High gloss house paint
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Inkjet Printer
  • Metal Ruler
  • Soy Wax
  • Crayons
  • Candle Wicks
  • Essential Oils

Supplies for making concrete planters/hooks

  • Card stock or glassy photo paper
  • High gloss house paint
  • Craft glue
  •  Scissors
  • Inkjet Printer
  • Metal Ruler
  • Quick set concrete

 

Step 1

Download and print the template/s of your choice on your card stock or glossy photo paper.

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Download {Big Sherry} or {Lil Sherry}  Geometric Downloadables for Concrete Vases, Coat Hooks and Candle Moulds - Image Whitney

Download {Big Whitney} or {Lil Whitney} 

 

Step 2

Cut out your template/s.

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Step 3

Fold the template/s  with your metal ruler.

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Step 4

Glue down the template/s tabs.

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Step 5

Paint the outside of your geometric shape/s with glossy house paint to seal the edges.

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Step 6

Once dry, fill your mould/s with your melted wax for candles, or your quick set concrete for wall hooks or mini succulent pots.

Step 7 for geometric candles  – read our DIY Pure Soy Wax Candle tutorial for a refresher. Melt a coloured crayon to add colour to your candle.

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Step 7 for geometris concrete mini planters – insert a candle/pen into the centre for the opening and remove when partially set. Remove paper when still slightly damp so it doesn’t stick to the concrete.

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Step 7 for geometric concrete wall hooks – insert a large hex screw into the centre and allow it to cure all together. Remove paper when still slightly damp so it doesn’t stick to the concrete.

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Watch Ben in action in his DIY video at HomeMade-Modern.com/ep11-bloktagons

Good luck making your own geometric objects, and please email or tweet photos to @benuyeda or ben@homemade-modern.com. For more detailed instructions, dimensioned drawings and different variations of the project, check out his soon-to-be-released book. 

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