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DIY Laced Cement Votive

DIY Laced Cement Votive
By Claire of Fellow Fellow Hi there, it’s Claire from Fellow Fellow here! I’ve got a really cute DIY for you today! A laced cement votive, perfect for summer nights spent outdoors. Keep reading to see the full tutorial after the jump! Here’s what you’ll need:– Cement powder – Paper cups to mix cement in – Wooden sticks to stir cement mix – Coins – Petroleum Jelly (or cooking spray) – Optional (I’m not sure how much it helps) – Sticker tape (like: – A disposable container (plastic, or paper cup) for the outside of your votive – A smaller disposable container (I used a medicine cup), big enough to hold a tea light – Sandpaper – PliersA few tips: – It’s best to keep the outside container fairly small (mine was about 2.5″ diameter) and made from either plastic, or paper (a paper cup works well). It shouldn’t be anything precious as it will have to be cut/torn off at the end. Step 5.

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