Intro: DIY Halloween Candle Holders
Hey y'all! I'm back with another Halloween DIY! I wanted to share these little guys with y'all because they're just so cute-in an evil sort of way. So let's get started! ;)
Step 1: Spoooooooooooooky Makin'!
For this DIY, you'll need the following:
-Tissue paper in Halloween colors- orange, white, and green
-Glittered black card stock
-Clear, green, and black nail polish
-Flameless tea lights
Step 2: That's Jarring!
Haha, sorry for the bad pun. :D
Grab your jars. I used some baby food jars someone gave me for this but you can use any jars you like. Remove the labels. This is easier with Goo-Gone, but I didn't have any so I just stuck them in hot water for about half an hour and then scrubbed the adhesive off. Then I just washed them with soap and water.
Step 3: Glue That Tissue
Grab your tissue paper and cut it into rectangles that are just tall enough to fit your jars. Cut a square to fit the bottom and glue it on. Cut in a circle around the bottom and cut slits to create tabs. Glue them down and let it dry. Glue the rectangles on the body of the jars and let dry.
Step 4: Strips A-Plenty
Cut some of your green paper into a strip that fits around the top of the jar and glue it on. You can skip this part for the ghost and Frankenstein. For Mr. Frankenstein, take some black nail polish and paint the top of the jar carefully. If you don't have black nail polish, you can color it with a black Sharpie and glue some black tissue paper over it. For Mr. Ghost, just take a strip of white and glue it around the top of the jar.
Step 5: Containment 101
Grab your containers and put a little Mod Podge in them. Now grab your paints and add a little to the glue. Mix it in. If you like how it's tinted, go ahead and paint your candle holders. If you want more tint, just add a little more paint. This part is optional but if you want vibrant candle holders, the tinted Mod Podge makes a world of difference. Paint the candle holders with the tinted Mod Podge and let dry. After it dries, add a second layer of tissue paper and let dry.
Step 6: Let's Face It
Hehe, I can't stop with the puns!
It's face time! Grab your glittered card stock and flip it over. The plain side should be facing you. Fold it in half. Now grab your trusty pencil and draw some eyes and a mouth. Cut the eyes and mouth out and then glue them on.
Step 7: Seal the Deal
Grab your wax paper and your sealer and head outside. Spray a thin layer on the candle holders (I find it easiest to start with the bottom and go from there) and let them dry. Since every sealer is different, just follow the instructions on the label. I like Krylon Clear Acrylic Sealer, but you can use any sealer you like. After it's fully dry, you can place your tea lights in them and put them anywhere you want some Halloween evil/cuteness. I wouldn't put them outside, though, unless you have a way to protect your tea lights from rain. My flameless tea lights aren't water resistant so I keep them inside. I like to put my little guys in the window or on a book shelf. If you have rambunctious kids or pets, flameless tea lights are far safer than the real ones. Whatever you do, enjoy your candle holders and have a safe happy Halloween! :)