DIY Halloween Candles
Add some spooky fun to your décor this year with these easy-to-make, DIY Halloween candles. Candles are the perfect way to set the mood for a Halloween gathering, and they also make great gifts. With just a few inexpensive supplies and a little bit of creativity, you can make candles that are as unique as they are spooky.
For a festive twist on traditional jack-o-lanterns, try making these jack-o-lantern candles! You’ll need pumpkin spice fragrance oil, paraffin wax, an empty glass jar, and a wick. Start by melting the wax in a double boiler. Once it’s melted, remove it from the heat and stir in the pumpkin spice fragrance oil. Glue your wick base to the bottom of the container carefully centering and then secure on top to ensure the wick is centered throughout the candle. Then the wax can be poured in. Let the candle cool and harden completely before lighting it. Enjoy!
Floating Witch’s Brew Candles
Create a truly bewitching effect by suspending small candles in a jar of water dyed with black food coloring. Add plastic spiders or other creepy-crawly critters for an extra dose of fright!
3D Spider Candle
This candle is sure to give your guests a fright! Start with a white pillar candle and use hot glue to attach plastic spiders all around the outside. Let the glue cool and harden, then light the candle and enjoy the eerie ambiance.
Witch’s Broomstick Candle
This candle is perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to your Halloween décor. You’ll need a black pillar candle, a straw broom, and some black ribbon. Tie the broom to the top of the candle with the ribbon, and you’re done! If you want to get really creative, you can curl the broom’s bristles with a curling iron before attaching it to the candle.
Scary Black Skull Candles
These gruesome skull candles are perfect for setting the mood on Halloween night. Start with a basic skull shape made from black wax, then use a sharp knife to carve out eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Place a small votive candle inside the skull for illumination.
Spooky Tree Branch Candles
Bring the outdoors in with these rustic tree branch candles. Collect some fallen branches from your yard, then clean and sand them before attaching them to the sides of pillar candles with hot glue. Each candle will look like it’s sprouting its own little tree!
With just a little bit of creativity and some quality candle making supplies, you can make candles that are as unique as they are spooky. These DIY Halloween candles are sure to add some fun to your holiday décor—and they also make great gifts! So get creative and enjoy making your own one-of-a-kind candles this Halloween season.