I’ve always been a huge advocate on the benefits of crafting. I love to have a couple of projects on the go and find they are a great way of soothing my mind after a long day. It doesn’t matter if it’s creative colouring, hand sewing, paper cutting or trying something new on my Cricut – I love the act of creating something, especially if I can put the finished piece up on the wall, or gift it to someone. If you want to find out more about the benefits then read 4 reasons craft is good for you on the Crafts Council website.
Modern craft kits from Cosy Craft Club
As well as long-term craft projects, like my Shipping Forecast quilt, I often treat myself to a crafty subscription box. A monthly craft kit is such a fun way to discover a new craft, and is a great way of making something without having to invest in a lot of supplies. I was kindly gifted the latest craft box subscription from Cosy Craft Club. They send out beautiful modern craft kits from talented makers so subscribers can try a different craft every month.
The kit I received was a Concrete Kit from concretekits.co.uk. It contained everything needed to make my own concrete pot, as well as a candle to go inside it! I was really excited to receive this kit as I reviewed a book about crafting with concrete a few years ago but never got round to trying anything from it.
The Concrete Kit
Everything I needed was inside the box and I couldn’t wait to get started. It was a lot simpler than I thought.
I mixed the sand and concrete powder with water, then divided the mixture into two bags so I could add some black dye to half of the mixture. This stage was a little messy so I made sure to cover the table – and I wish I’d worn disposable gloves!
There were two cardboard containers in the kit, one to pour the concrete into, with a smaller container to make the mould for the candle. I poured the original concrete into the larger container, adding the black concrete on top. I used tape to hold the smaller cup in place whilst the concrete set, and left it to dry for 48 hours.
After 48 hours I carefully removed the cardboard container from inside the concrete pot (so it could be used to make the candle). I removed the larger cardboard container too and admired my concrete pot. I love the imprint from the mould I used and think it makes it really unique.
The candle was easy to make as I only needed to microwave the wax flakes in the container and pour it into the container. I made sure to place the wick inside the mould, keeping it in place with a small stick. The candle was left to dry overnight to make sure it had set.
I loved this craft kit. The instructions were easy to follow, everything I needed was included and the end result was a unique candle holder. or little pot when the candle is finished.
Win a Concrete Kit from Cosy Craft Club
I’ve teamed up with Cosy Craft Club and one reader of the gingerbread house can win the same Concrete Kit that I made. This is a great kit for people who love to craft and try new things.
To enter my giveaway you must answer the question via the Rafflecopter widget below, there are some bonus entries too. The giveaway is open to those with a UK postal address only and ends on 21st April. The winners name will appear on this post. If you’re not lucky enough to win this giveaway then why not sign up to the Cosy Craft Club so you can hear all about their latest modern craft kit.
Don’t forget to check out my other giveaways on my competition page.