Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time to put out your spookiest decor. But rather than spend tens or hundreds of dollars on decor for your home, you can make DIY Halloween decorations for a fraction of the price.
Here’s how to make a skull candle holder that’s so glam, it’s scary.
What you’ll need
- Simple glass tea light holder
- Mini plastic skulls
- Craft razor
- Metallic spray paint
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
You can find most of these supplies at the dollar store or at a local craft store and they’re all fairly inexpensive.
Step 1: Cut a hole in the skull
Using the craft razor, cut a hole in the top of one of the skulls. Make sure the hole is just big enough for the base of a candle to fit.
Step 2: Attach the skull
Flip the glass tea light holder upside down so the base is facing up. Use hot glue (and don’t be stingy with it) to secure a skull to the tea light holder. Make sure you don’t use the skull with the hole in the top.
Step 3: Keep building
Hot glue another skull on top of the first one. Again, make sure not to use the one with a hole in the top.
Step 4: Final skull
Glue the skull with the hole in it on top of the previous two.
Step 5: Add paint
In a well-ventilated area, cover the entire holder with two to three coats of metallic spray paint. Let the paint dry in between coats and wait at least an hour before touching the holder after you’ve painted it.
Step 6: Finish it up
You now have a finished candleholder! Put the candlestick into the holder and, if necessary, use hot glue to hold it in place.
If you’d like a more authentic look, light the candle and let it melt onto the holder.
Mix glamour with ghoul
Voila! You have a glamorous skull candle holder that was quick and easy to make. Decorate your home with just the one or make a whole set. It’s up to you!