When you think Halloween, I’m sure candles come up in your visual somewhere. Dim, candle lit corridors in a creaky, eerie haunted mansion with bone-chilling stone walls that house a vampire waking from his death-like slumber for a night out and the cackle of the witch carefully tending her wretched-smelling, bubbling brew down in the basement can be heard to echo slightly into those empty, dark corners. Ok, longest run-on sentence ever, but did you see candles? Maybe not. In any case, they are a popular item to include in Halloween decor. But, you don’t just have to slap some candles out and call it good. Here are three super easy ways to dress your candles up.
1. For a quick and painless dress up, grab some vinyl and plaster in on your waxy canvas. Use images, words or anything else you think would compliment your decor.
2. Spray paint. These candles take a little bit of prep, but the result is pretty cool. I had intended to do this with red candles (so it would look like they were bleeding), but my Dollar Tree never had the red ones in stock. I do like the white and black though. A lot actually. To get these beauties, simply spray paint your candle black. Let it dry well. Burn for approximately half an hour so the wax can drip down your candle. These would look super cool next to an old “spell book” or witch’s potion bottles…
3. Containers. Put your candles in the containers and dress the containers up. Ribbon, vinyl, glitter, paint, fabric… the possibilities are ENDLESS!
What’s your favorite way to dress up a candle?