Make a Halloween centerpiece in four simple steps! These Halloween candle holders are so easy, and budget friendly too.
Hi, it’s David from Cheltenham Road back with one, final, “I’m in a pinch”, Halloween idea.
See, I am a last-minute guy. Despite the best of intentions I’m often throwing things together in a bit of rush (like taxes . . . oops).
So, my challenge with this DIY Halloween candle project was to keep it easy, quick and (key for me) inexpensive. I hope it will be useful for you either now or, if you’re more together than I am, next year!
I started off with a quick run to the dollar store to grab some glass candle holders, tissue paper and electric tea lights (colorful Halloween napkins would also be a great resource for this project as would any leftover glass jars you had around the house). I also came up with a few designs of my own which you can download if you’d like.
- Assorted dollar store candle holders and vases
- Tissue paper
- Matte Mod Podge
- Graphic printouts (made on a laser printer or copier)
- Electric tea lights
- Foam brush (not shown)
- Craft knife (not shown)
- Scrap wood for risers (optional)
Some of my candle holders had slightly angled sides so I needed a pattern for the paper. Making a pattern is very easy – here’s how!
Use a piece of tape to mark your starting point on the candle holder. Place the candle holder on a good sized piece of paper. Slowly roll the holder over the paper and trace the top and bottom edges as you go until you reach your starting point again.
For the holders with angled sides I used my pattern and for the straight sided ones I just printed and cut my paper to size.
I’ve always been wary of using tissue paper with Mod Podge – it just seemed so thin – but I thought I’d give it a shot and it was surprisingly easy.
Using a foam brush I applied the Mod Podge to the tissue . . .
Tissue is on the fragile side but I didn’t have any trouble with tearing. Wrinkles are a bit inevitable but, in this case, I think they add to rather than detract from the overall look. I will trim off the excess there at the bottom after it dries.
I followed the same method with all my other candle holders and set them aside to dry.
Once dry I trimmed away any excess paper and gave each candle a sealing coat of Mod Podge Matte.
After adding some battery powered tea lights I had little centerpiece.
Have a great Halloween everyone!