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These Cement Tea Light Holders are Darkening Shades of Gray

By: Jen Chae - Published: May 28, 2013 • References: blog.naver
These DIY cement tea light holders are rustic and chic in their gradient sequence. This pictorial by South Korean blogger Hobby Design shows step-by-step instructions on how to make these lovely tea light holders.

The subtle changes in hues are what make these more artful; stacked or aligned side by side, the concrete gradation make the tea light placements visually intriguing. The gradient tones are made from concrete-coloring dye, adding more to intensify the darkness of gray. In this way, the creator brings a sophisticated touch to what would otherwise be dull gray concrete.

Though it doesn't require any intricate artistic detailing, the difficult part of the process is the making of the plastic mold.