Halloween specimen jars are so fun to make for your Halloween party! We are only a few weeks away from Halloween and getting your home ready for trick-or-treaters, parties, entertaining or just bringing in a fun and ghoulish home is on your priority list, today’s DIY Saturday is for you! Spooky Halloween Candles are one of the easiest ways to bring a spooky and eerie feel to your home, right?
How to Make Halloween Specimen Jars and Candles
Halloween is just around the corner and if you still have Halloween décor shopping left to do, you will love this DIY. Create spooky candles at half the price right in the comfort of your home. Creating spooky candles and fun apothecary jars or specimen jars is a fun activity for the kids to keep them busy over the weekend.
Watch a Halloween Specimen Jars Video from Martha Stewart:
Visit the video link: How to Make Halloween Candles & Halloween Specimen Jars
Spooky Halloween Candles Materials:
Halloween Candles Directions:
1. Search the internet for some spooky Halloween graphics and clip art. Choose images like bats, skulls, spiders and ghosts. Resize the images on your computer according to the size of your candles. You can play around with images and even use your creativity to create a collage of these graphics on your candles.
2. Next, stick your tissue paper onto some printer paper with the help of spray glue and trim the edges. Remember to use a very light spray of glue, this is to ensure that the tissue paper does not crumple in the printer if printed on its own. Set the paper in the printer such that that the graphics are printed on the tissue paper.
3. Once the graphics are printed, carefully peel off the tissue from the printer paper. Cut the graphics as close as possible.
4. Place the cut images on your candle. The tissue paper will stick easily because of the leftover glue. Finally, pull out your hair dryer and turn it on the hot setting. Hold the hairdryer close to the image for a few minutes. The candle wax will start melting slowly with the heat and the image will easily set in with the wax. Smooth the melted edges and let it solidify again.
5. The edges will disappear and the picture will appear as though it is a part of the candle.
Set the candles on your mantel and decorate around it with other spooky Halloween decorating ideas. Once you have mastered the final step you can experiment with old vintage photographs, much more intricate graphics and on different colored candles.
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