We are participating in a Handmade Holiday Gift Series with fellow bloggers. As usual, when faced with a challenge, we each had our own ideas of what to do. We barely considered Vicki's idea because Steph's idea was perfect!
Our gift idea is a take off of all those Pinterest worthy "mix in a mason jar" ideas. We decided instead of a food mix we'd make up a DIY concrete kit in a bag!
We have enjoyed learning how to use concrete this year, but realized there is not an easy, simple way to experience using concrete without having to buy a huge bag of concrete. Putting together a concrete kit, with everything your gift recipient will need to make three candleholders, allows you to give the gift of creativity to all your DIY friends.
Tools you need to put together kit:
This can also be an optional step, but again, by doing this, your recipient has one less thing he/she has to do. You will be marking the water level for the amount of water needed to be added to one bag of concrete. Measure 2 1/2 tablespoons of water into one of the plastic cups. We used a 1/2 tablespoon measuring spoon.
Now put it all together- each kit gets:
Put the tea lights into the stacked plastic cups and seal the top cup.
All of the above is placed into a decorative bag you either purchase (Target has one that is fun) or you make. Ours are made of buffalo check fleece with jute ties.
Don't forget to include the instuctions. We have created a printable here for you to download for your kit. It's designed to be folded in four.
If you want to make a decorative bag, here's how Vicki did it:
This is a great, creative gift to give your friends and family this holiday season! Hopefully making this first concrete project will inspire them to come up with even more ideas on how to create concrete. This would also be a great idea for a craft night with some friends! #givehandmade
Love this idea but don't have time to make a kit? We have you covered! We have made a limited number of kits for purchase here!
Check out some more great handmade holiday gifts from our fellow bloggers:
Please note: We are not sponsored by any of the companies/products that we used. These products were picked and bought by us.
FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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