halloween candlesticks

Halloween Candlesticks

Today was ridiculous so I didn’t get in any good crafting time but I was able to do this project that I had been thinking about for a while and it took literally 5 minutes or maybe less. I saw these types of candles while walking through Big Lots and they were the electric ones and more than I would spend. So I walked over to the candle section and found the real candlesticks and used glitter I had at home. These will be so much fun to have up for Halloween and I am going to make a bunch more because the box had 12 candlesticks. Plus the holders I found at the dollar store so that is my kind of price as well.

Here is what you need:

  • Glitter
  • Tacky glue or other thick glue
  • Candlesticks

Now this is super complicated (please read with a lot of sarcasm) so make sure you don’t blink because you might miss something! lol ?

First put the tacky glue on the tip of the glue stick in a drip like pattern, make sure not to get the wick. I don’t light candles in my home because of cats but you don’t want to get glue on it because of aesthetic reasons. (side note, I don’t think you should light these candles either, maybe try this with a large pillar it would be ok but I am imagining fire, glue and glitter is not the greatest of combinations).

Then put the glitter on top.

Let dry- I put them in a drawer because the candlestick were in the car.

Why is there an envelope under the candle you ask? To make it easier to put extra glitter back into the shaker of course!


Oh and remember my little crafting assistant? How she would sit in her bouncer or other toy while I would craft occasionally on days when she wouldn’t nap (you know you must start apprentices young lol)? Well she can do this now-

Can you believe that? I have created a space for her in my craft room and NO small objects are allowed to be used on that side of the room, plus I have a vacuum in their for specifically this purpose. Yes I am neurotic, and proud of it.

Have a wonderful evening=).

3 Responses to Halloween Candlesticks

  1. Kara September 10, 2010 at 4:41 am #

    What a super spooky and simple Halloween project! I just love your ideas, Michelle. I will def be “stealing” this one from you!

    That little girl of yours is just precious! It’s def a good idea to have a place for her in your craft room…that way you can create lots of fun things to share :) My daughter is 2 1/2 and she has her own craft bin…makes it easier for me to work on my crafts when she is busy making her own ?

    Have a great night! Tomorrow’s Friday! :)


  2. Brittanie September 10, 2010 at 5:00 am #

    Those look great Michelle!!

  3. Val September 11, 2010 at 1:32 am #

    I really like this….. = )