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Transforming a concrete heart shaped candle holder!

Hi everyone,

I’m always on the look out for something to doing some dotting on and a recent visit to TK Maxx gave just the right opportunity.  On display were these two concrete heart shaped candle holders so I snapped them up for the small cost of £4.00 each (bargain!).

Concrete hearts before

As you can see, they weren’t the prettiest and were just calling out for a makeover.  So, I started by giving them a base coat of pink (very girly I know!). Being made from concrete they did absorb the acrylic paint so I think in the end they had 3 coats of pink before I was happy.

Concrete hearts based coated

Now it was time to start dotting! As these were quite heavy and little awkward I decided to put my cake decorating turntable to good use as it was just gathering dust in the cupboard. It made things so much easier.  I’d already got an idea of the effect I was hoping to achieve but as with some of my other work, the creative thoughts take over and you go with the flow! I’m really pleased with how the first one came out. This weekend I’ll start on heart number two and then provide an update.

Conrete heart no 1 wip

Hope you like the final outcome 🙂