Candle holders are staples in most homes, whether used or for decoration. The perfect Halloween candle holder may not be in a store; it could be waiting to be created by you. A thrifted candle holder will have a second chance at life and be one of a kind after these DIY instructions.
- Thrifted candle holder
- Black paint and paintbrush
- Branch of black peonies
- Plastic spiders
- Hot Glue and glue gun
When we walked through Goodwill's houseware aisles, there was quite a selection of candle holders. There were tea light candle holders, candelabras, lanterns, taper candle holders, candle wall sconces, and pillar candle holders. We chose a pillar candle holder because the circumference is more expansive, allowing more room for attaching items. Pillar candles make great centerpieces and can generate the perfect atmosphere for any room.
Step 1: Thrift for a Candle Holder
When shopping for a candle holder, you want to find one that is sturdy and can complement your other spooky décor.
Step 2: Cleaning and Painting
After finding the ideal holder, you'll start by cleaning it. Depending on the material, you can use warm water, soap, or a Clorox wipe. Once it's clean and dry, begin applying paint all over. Depending on your décor, we went with matte black paint. Two coats of paint will give it a solid finish.
Step 3: Gluing and Attaching Spooky Elements
The candle holder's best complimentary Halloween elements were a skull, black peonies, and a couple of spiders. If you're unsure where to place them, you can test the placement and see what looks best.
Once everything's dry and in place – you're done! Top it with your favorite candle and let the ominous aura pour out.
If you've been wanting a Halloween candle holder and the retail stores don't have the one you're looking for - go to Goodwill, your Halloween Headquarters! When you shop at Goodwill, you're contributing to our mission to provide skills training, job development, and social services to New Mexicans.
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