I can't even tell you how much I love Halloween, I just adore everything associated with it... pumpkin carving, getting dressed up, trick or treating, decorating the house, watching horror films and reading scary stories. Honestly, I am obsessed! So when Viking Direct got in touch recently to ask if they could send over a box filled with an assortment of craft supplies so I could create something Halloween related for you, I absolutely couldn't say no!
These spooky tea light holders are super easy to make and look really effective. I had so much fun making them and the design possibilities are endless! You could get really creative with these, depending on how much time you have. Mine took me around an hour to make and that included drying time! If you'd like to make some for yourself then read on....
Before we start, here is what Viking Direct sent to me. When I saw the jars and the tea light candles, I instantly knew I had to make some sort of candle holder. You know how much I love my candles! I can't wait to see what other bloggers have come up with too, you can follow the hashtag #SpooktacularCrafts over on twitter to keep up with all the other posts and ideas!
How to make the spooky Halloween tea light holders
You will need:
- Clean glass jars in various sizes
- Tea light candles (or even better, battery operated ones!)
- Coloured tissue paper (I used orange and white)
- Black paper
- Mod Podge
- A small paint brush
- Garden twine
1. Roughly tear up your tissue paper into small pieces.
2. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the outside of a clean glass jar using a small paint brush.
3. Stick the tissue paper to the glass and seal in with a thin top layer of Mod Podge. Don't be afraid to layer the paper, the more layers and the more texture the better!
4. Leave to dry. Whilst the Mod Podge and tissue is drying, it's time to load up your computer and have a look for some Halloween stencils. Print off your favourites and remember to scale them down so that they will fit on your jar! Traditional pumpkin faces, spooky witches and bats are just a few ideas but you could really go to town with your design!
5. Transfer your design onto black paper by tracing around it. Carefully cut the design out with a sharp pair of scissors.
6. Apply another thin layer of Mod Podge to your glass jar and then stick on your design. Once you have done this, it's time to seal it all in with a little more of the glue.
7. Finally, once it is all dry all you need to do is wind a length of twine around the top of the jar to 'finish' it all off. Seal it with a little glue if you like. Pop a tea light candle in and you're ready to go!
Thank you Viking Direct for sending me the supplies to create these super easy Halloween tea light holders. I had so much fun making them!