Calling all ghosts and goblins….Heather Leopard is here to kick off the week with some spooky Halloween ideas. The gorgeous spider web gold vellum sheet was my inspiration for my DIY Candle Decor with the Midnight Haunting collection.
Personally, I think this would made a great welcome statement or mantle decor for any home. I mean, who doesn’t want to see spiders and witches and poison every day leading up to Halloween. LOL!
This was a lot of fun to create. It was also really simple and relatively quick to make. The longest part was waiting for the Mod Podge to dry. You’ll see in some of my photos that I wasn’t so patient but (in the end), it’s dry and completely opaque.
Get started here:
Grab different sizes of glass candle jars and/or votives. I had some of these in my stash and then I hit up the local dollar store for more. I’m sure you could find some at the thrift store. Either way, this project can be done without breaking the bank.
Also grab the spider web vellum and coordinating papers and embellishments.
Create your own DIY candle decor
Before I get into the steps for this, note that the adhesive is still drying but it does dry nice and evenly opaque.
First step is to lay out your vellum and notice where the spider’s web will be at the top. You don’t want them too high or too low because we are going to trim around the webs (it will leave them sticking up just a bit at the top). Once you like the placement, apply Mod Podge to the glass jar and apply your vellum. Make sure to press it down real good and avoid any wrinkles. Reposition quickly as needed but you will have to move quickly to do it.
You can wait for it to completely dry or (if you’re like me), you can start trimming the webs at the top once you know it won’t move around.
Time to decorate
Now it’s time to embellish. I added a few spiders here and there on the web-covered candle holders while I decorated a couple others in coordinating patterned paper.
Here’s a few more decorating ideas. I kept everything in the scary theme – spiders, poison, etc.
This DIY Candle decor was so fun to make. I could totally see this as a fun craft to do with the kids. Luckily the Midnight Haunting collection has all sorts of designs, from cute to scary, so I’m sure there’s something to fit everyone’s taste.
Midnight Haunting Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x12″ Gold Foil Vellum (733651)
Midnight Haunting Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x12″ Eek (733641)
Midnight Haunting Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x12″ Autumn Plaid (733644)
Midnight Haunting Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x12″ Haunted Mansion (733645)
Midnight Haunting Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x12″Creepy Crawly (733646)
Midnight Haunting Ephemera (733654)
Midnight Haunting Cardstock Stickers (733653)