DIY Halloween Candle Wraps
Hi guys! This was a project that I created on my blog several years ago for some fun DIY Halloween Candle Wraps. It was actually a sponsored post for Mod Podge, but it has a Craft Tutorial and some free Printables, so I think it’s worth keeping here. These are so easy to make and are perfect when you need some last minute Halloween Decor!
I received a box of Mod Podge Products in the mail to try out, including some super fun Glow in the Dark Florescent Mod Podge and the Dimensional Magic, both the clear and the metallic versions. This is a fun Halloween Craft project that I came up with using those products, some spooky paper Halloween Candle Wraps!
Supply List for DIY Halloween Candle Wraps:
3)Flameless LED Candles
6)White Printer Paper
7)Decorative Edge Scissors or Paper Cutter
8)5″ Round Wood Plaque (for optional base)
9)Black Paint (I used FolkArt Acrylic paint in Pure Black)
11)Rubber Spider (Dollar Store)
12)Black Crepe Paper – Optional
This is the before pic. I just used some plain Flameless LED Pillar Candles. There’s no worries with these that the paper cover will catch on fire! Also, when Halloween is over, you can take the covers off and then redecorate them for Thanksgiving or Christmas. You can probably find these at your local dollar store.
After downloading and printing out the Printables above, use your Paper Cutter or Decorative Edge Scissors to trim the edges of the Printable. Make sure you cut it to the size of your candle, you can make it as large or as small as you like.
I ended up cutting the second one down more, because I decided to use a smaller candle for that one, but you get the idea!
Next, I used a small brush to apply the Mod Podge Glow in the Dark medium, to the Moons on the Printables. Make sure you use lots of coats of this stuff, you won’t get a good glow with only a coat or two. I applied 5 coats here! It dries quickly, so don’t worry, it doesn’t take long to do the extra coats.
After they dried, I applied the Mod Podge Gold Dimensional Magic along the edges of the Moons. Before applying, let the bottle of the Dimensional Magic sit for awhile, upside down. The gold glitter tends to settle on the bottom, you want to move it to the top, so that it’s nice and glittery on your project! Let it dry, it will take a couple of hours. Once it’s dry you can use the Glue Dots to attach the paper covers to your candle. Easy Peazy!
Next I sanded and painted my 5″ round wood plaque to use as a base. Then I applied black glitter along the edges. This step is optional, but I liked the look of raising up one of the candles.
And lastly I added a little more Gold Dimensional Magic to the Rubber Spider. I have to say this stuff is pretty awesome, because of the way that the tip is shaped you can do some really fine detail work with it. I plan on using it a lot for Christmas, the silver looks pretty gorgeous too!
I just propped the spider up on the base, you could also hot glue him, if you like, for more stability. Also, you can see I added a strip of black crepe paper, for contrast, to the back of one of the covers. This is also optional. Pretty cute don’t you think?!
Now for the fun favorite part! Pardon my blurry photo but it’s not easy getting a good photo in the dark, with no flash! You get the idea though, this is the color that it glows. (Make sure you hold it up to a light before turning out the lights). The glow doesn’t last super long, but it is a really fun effect and if you have kids, they will LOVE it, so totally worth trying out!
I displayed this on an Antique Buffet under a glass cloche, but it would look great as a centerpiece on a mantel or table. I could see adding these to the inside of some lanterns or a glass jar. You could further embellish them as you like with ribbon, black lace, or washi tape. And add any skulls or spooky accessories that go with your home’s decor!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial for Halloween Candle Wraps! You might also like my Printable Halloween Garland HERE.
I wrote this post as a part of a paid campaign with Plaid and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.