Halloween Candles

Happy Friday guys!!

I know Halloween feels ages away but if your doing some cute little D.I.Y. projects then the sooner you start the better! Who wants to be rushing around at the last minute trying to do everything all at once? Well I don’t. And even though I am not doing anything for Halloween, it’s always nice just to add little touches to your house.

I was in B&M the other day and saw a cute 3 pack of candles in the reduced to clear bit for £1.50 and I thought of them drippy candles that you see in films and pay a good 3 or more pounds for. So challenge accepted to make my own and this is how it turned out…

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So this is what I started off with (the candles, crayons and a hairdryer). After planning on doing one of them melted crayon canvas projects (blog post coming soon), I know that the technique for that is to melt the crayons by heating them with a hairdryer, so I thought that would be the process for this…..

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Yeh, I was wrong with that one! Turns out the melted crayon wax fly’s all over the place!! So I would say to cover  any surface that your going to do this on (Even though Art Attack always used to say to do that anyway), and instead of using a hairdryer I decided to gain more control and sat with a long lighter (the ones you get for lighting candles or ovens with). And once that started working, I was away! A little trick if your wanting to do this is to hold the crayon at a slight angle and heat the edge because the wax soon runs off, if you just hold the heat under the crayon then it just drips off slowly and you will be melting away until Halloween! A little bonus to doing this is that it is nice and relaxing!

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So pick your colours and layer them until your happy with it. I used different colours for each candle because I wanted to show you guys some examples, but it is entirely up to you what colours you melt together and how you decorate the little glass plate (even though I left mine plane). One way I thought of decorating it is if you PVA the plate and put black or red glitter on it and seal it with  either more PVA or a sealant spray. I thank this would work really well as the light from the candle flame would reflect off the glitter.

The original candles
The original candles
The end result
The end result

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What would also be nice if you didn’t want to do these for Halloween is to use orange, yellow and brown to get a cute autumn set of candles. And on the little glass plate you get, you could PVA some pretty yellow-y brown leaves to it or go out and find some acorns and scatter them on the plate, just to add that little extra something.

Hope you have a great day,

Kathleen xox

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