The moment we saw this XO Concrete Candleholder Set, we thought of one our favorite long-lost besties: Gossip Girl! ;)

Created for Valentine’s Day by Mandi, a contributor for A Beautiful Mess, we think this set of candleholders would make a great gift or centerpiece all year round. Change it up based on who you’re giving it to, and be sure to make a “Ho Ho Ho” option for the holidays. We also have to give serious props to the gal who made this, who went through FIVE fails before getting to the perfect set of steps. Now that is DIY dedication. Check out the full tutorial here.

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