Looking for an easy Halloween craft project? DIY Halloween candles are a spooktacular addition to your holiday decor. Here are 15 different ideas for ways to play with shadow and light. Some are dark and scary; others are freaky and fun!
Candles are a great way to stage your home for Halloween. I would love to replicate the Great Hall at Hogwarts with a ceiling full of floating candles, just like in the Harry Potter films.
But, that’s a bit beyond my crafting abilities.
For the DIY novice or the truly crafty soul, there are options for your Halloween candle decor that will delight and surprise your family and guests of the dead and undead variety. With no witchcraft at all, you can really get into the spirit of the season, whether you prefer scary designs or ones that won’t scare the kids. Everything you need is right here with these 15 DIY Halloween candle ideas for your home.
Do You Prefer Cute or Spooky Halloween Decor?
If you are aiming for Halloween festive that is kid-friendly, try a Jack-O-Lantern inspired candle setting or a spooky but cute tealight holder. For those truly going for the dark and mysterious side of the holiday, there are plenty to choose from too. From vintage looking potions to terrifyingly awesome drip candles, we have your ghoulish side covered.
I encourage you to use flameless, battery-operated candles for your DIY Halloween candle project, if possible. They look so realistic and you eliminate the risk of fire. I also like the look of mini LED string lights. If you have lanterns, remove the pillar candles, stack some mini pumpkins and add a set of orange mini LED lights! Ta-da!
Any one of these DIY Halloween candles will make your doorway or home a Halloween haven. Combine a few of these ideas and you’ll have a house everyone will want to see on trick or treat night. Get your craft supplies ready and have fun creating these inspired luminaries.
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