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Terrazzo candle holder

Terrazzo candle holder

I'm not one to follow interior trends in my interiors but I do always keep an eye out for what new things are on the fashion and DIY radar. One of the trends that you have been seeing a lot of this year is terrazzo. The beautiful flooring made from coloured marble chips set in a concrete (or granite) Terrazzo was used widely in the 1920's and a lot of houses from that time have lovely speckled hall ways. I recently was in my cousins new '20s home and she as well had a stunning black&white terrazzo floor and I thought I should really do something with this trend on the website. Isn't it funny how something that went out of fashion decades ago can make a big comeback? faux terrazzo and terrazzo prints are everywhere this summer. 

For a recent commission I had to work with polymer clay, a craft substance I hadn't worked with since my teens and I really fell in love with it again. It's so easy to work with! So I thought clay might be a perfect medium for a creating a terrazzo look. Have a look at the video to see how I got on.

By making the rings the candle stick holder becomes very versatile, you can keep changing its look. The candle holder takes around 3 hours to make and would be a great project for the weekend. What colour would you make yours?

I like using Fimo clay as it comes in such a variety of colours and is super easy to work with, just warm it up in your hands by kneading and rolling it. You can mix the colours like I done in the chips, I only used 5 different colours of clay for making this candle stick. A very light peach for the mean candle stick and a blue, brown, light grey and black for the chips and rings.

The candle cups I used are from the Norfolk candle company and can be ordered online. Also have a look at the candle making section in your local craft shops as I recon they will sell them too.

Would you make rings for your candle holder or just use it on its own? You can even make more rings and have a whole stack of colour! Just remember to take them off as the candle burns down to the rings height.

Please pin the images above for future reverence and share the video on your social media just don't forget to credit me ;)

I'll be back next week with a new tutorial, see you then! xx Hester

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All photo's and video by Hester van Overbeek, the faux terrazzo candle stick holder first appeared here on www.hestershandmadehome.com

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