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Halloween Decorations


Ghoulish Glow Candles

Create a spooky scene with these ghoulish candles.
Create a spooky scene with
these ghoulish candles.

These frighteningly fun candles are a great way to add moody lighting to your Halloween scene.

What You'll Need
  • Scissors
  • 4 assorted pillar candles
  • Ball-head stylus
  • Paintbrush
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Craft eyelets
  • Star brads
  • Straight pins
  • Colorful ball-head quilting pins
  • Wire cutters
  • Seed beads
  1. Using this Ghoulish Glow Candles PDF pattern, cut out inside of letters to create a stencil. Place each stencil on a candle, and mark outline with stylus. Use stylus to make groove about 1/8-inch deep. You may need to do a few passes over letters to get a good groove. Remove stencil. Don't worry if it looks less than spooktacular at this point -- paint will cover faults. Use dry paintbrush to brush out shavings from grooves.

    Use the stylus to outline the letter on the candle.
    Use the stylus to outline the letter on the candle.

  2. Paint in letter grooves with black acrylic paint; let dry. Repeat if necessary.

    Use the black acrylic paint to paint the letter you outlined.
    Use the black acrylic paint to paint the letter you outlined.

  3. Push eyelets and star brads randomly into candles. Shorten straight and quilting pins with wire cutters so they are about 1/2 inch long. Randomly push quilting pins into candles. Place seed beads on straight pins, and push them into candles.

    Push the pins and seed beads into the candle.
    Push the pins and seed beads into the candle.

Note: Never leave a lit candle unattended.

Next, we'll show you how to conjure up a mystical crystal ball centerpiece for your table.

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