Plaster Pillow Candle Holder

These plaster pillows have the knack of looking both modern and sumptuous at the same time. Perfect for votive or pillar candles, they would also make a fun receptacle for keys, change or earring or to display a prized trinket. Be sure to double bag the pillow when making to ensure that the plaster does not leak onto your work surface.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 5 minutes plus 24 hours dry time

Things you’ll need:
Zipper close sandwich bags
Plaster of Paris
Heavy cup

Things to do:
1. Fill the baggie halfway up with plaster and then add enough water to make a thick slurry. Massage the bag until the mixture is well combined.

2. Press all excess air out of the bag and zip closed.
3. Slip the bag into a second bag to prevent leaks and lay on a flat surface, check for air bubbles (if there are, hold it upright and press the air out again) and set the heavy cup into the center of the bag to create the indentation.

4. Leave the pillow to dry for about an hour.
5. Cut away the bags from the plaster pillow and let the pillow harden overnight before using.

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