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Saturday, October 21, 2017

DIY Spooky Halloween Candles Tutorial

I'm really loving these DIY Spooky Halloween Candles!
Be sure to watch the full Video Tutorial below!
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~Creepy Craft roll candles~


You'll need:
Toilet paper and paper towel rolls (Free)
Hot glue gun (Wal-Mart)
Glue sticks (Wal-Mart)
Platter (Dollar Tree) $1 
Black spray paint (Wal-Mart) $0.99 I used what I had on hand
White/off-white craft paint (Wal-Mart)
LED tea lights (Dollar Tree) $1 each for a 2 pack 
Optional: Embellishments (Dollar Tree) $1 School glue (Dollar Tree) $1 




First I wanted to add some Halloween embellishments to my platter before painting it. So I took some skull and bat rings that I got from the Dollar Tree and cut off the ring part and hot glued them to my platter. I used one of my LED tea lights as a spacer tool.


Then I spray painted the platter black. In the how to video one of the skulls decided it didn't want to be on the platter anymore... So, I continued painting the platter even spraying the skull that jumped off, so when they both are dry I will simply glue him back on. You can always use E6000 glue for a more secure hold. Once painted set aside to dry.


Next we're going to start putting together our craft roll candles and adding the "dripping wax" with hot glue.When applying the hot glue I alternated with varying lengths of messy glue. I repeated this step with a second row of glue lines again of varying lengths that were a little shorter than the first row. Then I added a heavy line of hot glue around the top and allowed it to naturally drip down. Note: having your hot glue gun set on high, heats up the glue enough for it to run. After the outer glue drips were dry, I then ran a bead of glue around the inside of each roll to give a ledge for the LED tea light to sit on.


I then mixed my paint colors to my desired color and added school glue to the paint. Adding the school glue is optional, I like to add it to my craft paint as a cheap medium to thicken it up a bit. I also feel like it helps the paint last longer and adhere a little better. Then grab your paintbrush and paint away. 


I also painted the tops of my LED tea lights.


After your candles are dry, it's time to glue them to your platter base, add you're LED tea lights and find it, it's new home amongst your Halloween decor!






~LED "Blood" Candles~

LED candles (Dollar Tree) $1 each for a 2 pack
Batteries (Dollar Tree) $1
Hot glue gun (Wal-Mart)
Hot glue sticks red or clear (I couldn't find red...)
Red craft paint (if you're like me and you couldn't find red glue sticks) (Wal-Mart)


The LED candles I used comes with a convenient holder so they stand upright which I thought was pretty clever! So we're going to put our LED candle into its holder and start adding our "dripping wax" with our hot glue gun.


When applying the hot glue I like to alternate with varying lengths of messy glue. I repeated this step with a second row of glue lines again of varying lengths that were a little shorter than the first row. Then I added a heavy line of hot glue around the top and allowed it to naturally drip down. Note: having your hot glue gun set on high, heats up the glue enough for it to run. On the top run of hot glue I went a little heavy on one side then flipped the candle upside down to give it an uneven melted effect.


If like me you couldn't find red glue sticks once the hot glue is fully dry it's time to paint the "dripping wax" red. Once dry they are ready to use.






~"Blood" Candles~

You'll need:
Cardboard egg crate to set the candles in (Free)
White tapered candles (Dollar Tree) $1 each 2 pack 
Red candle (Dollar Tree) $1 
Lighter (Dollar Tree)

For this simple project, I lit my tapered candle and allowed it to burn a bit. While I was letting it burn I let the wax drip into the egg crate to create a secure base for my candle later. 
After I was done letting the candle burn down a bit I flipped it right side up and set it in the wax I was dripping into the egg crate. I then blew out the candle and with a wet paintbrush I put a drop of water on the smoking Wick to stop it from smoking (Didn't want to set off the smoke alarm above my head...).


 I then took my lit red candle and proceeded to drip the melted red wax onto the white tapered candle. Once you've achieved your desired effect, just let the wax dry and you're done!






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