These Halloween candle holders are the perfect addition to any Halloween set-up.
The year end holidays can get expensive quick. It’s difficult to stay on budget when you have to buy candy, decorations, costumes then one month later your family of 20 is coming over and you must feed them all, then somehow buy them presents and decorate for a completely different holiday just a month later! It’s too much!
There are so many benefits to making your own decorations. One is you can use the same materials and supplies over and over again. The other is if you get creative, you can make the decorations you see at the store for a fraction of the cost.
Not only are these Halloween candlesticks budget friendly, but it’s easy and quick, so you can do it in a time crunch.
Step One. Prep Wine Bottles.
For both methods, it’s necessary to prep the wine bottles before using the High Performance Spray Lacquer.
There are several ways to remove labels from wine bottles. You can soak the wine bottles in hot water and soap. You can leave them dry and remove with a straight-edge. You could always purchase adhesive label removing solution.
Amy Howard at Home Clean Slate is great for removing dirt and grime, but it’s also perfect for removing sticky residue from labels.
Lightly sand the bottles with 320 Sandpaper.
Once you have the labels removed, clean the surface with Clean Slate or diluted Simple Green. If you use Simple Green make sure you wipe with a damp cloth to remove surfactants.
Method One: Grunge Web Halloween Candle Holders
Step Two. Glue Patterns.
If you decide to go with Method One, it’s time to warm up the glue gun. I made spiderwebs to go with the Halloween theme, but the designs are up to you. If you find this project during another time a year, feel free to change up the designs to something that fits.
As you glue, make thick lines and they’ll come off a bit easier.
Step Three. Paint with High Performance Spray Lacquer
Spray the Halloween candle holders with the spray lacquer. You can have as much or as little coverage as you desire. I wanted the clear spots from the glue gun to show, so I sprayed heavily around those areas.
Use short, quick bursts and do as many as needed to get the coverage you want.
Step Four. Remove the Hot Glue.
Once you have the spray coverage you want, remove the dried hot glue. It comes off easier, if removed in a cooler setting. If you’re working on this project outside, then put the Halloween candle holder in the fridge and let the hot glue harden back up before trying to remove it.
Method Two: Marbled Web Halloween Candle Holders
All you need for this method is a bit of High Performance Spray Lacquer and a deep tub of water.
Step Two. Spray Paint in Lid.
You’ll want to spray enough paint in the lid to make a puddle that will pour into the water.
Step Three. Dip the Bottles.
This step is time sensitive. Once you’re ready, pour the spray lacquer into the water. Wait up to 5 seconds, then dip the bottle into the spray lacquer.
Experiment with the different designs. The longer you wait, the darker the spray lacquer will be. You can twist the bottle in the water and get a thicker effect. The spray lacquer dries into a film on the water, so don’t wait too long to pull the candle holder out of the water.
You add different colors or do two layers. The possibilities are endless.
Lightly tap down any strings of spray lacquer and let it dry.
Final Step. Seal with Bright Idea.
For both methods, you’ll want to seal the spray lacquer for a high-gloss, lasting finish. Once you achieve the look you want on the Halloween candle holders, you’ll need to seal them with Bright Idea. Cover the entire wine bottle with a coat or two of Bright Idea. This coat of Amy Howard’s Bright Idea will give a high gloss finish and protect the High Performance Spray Lacquer.
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We hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and it’s inspired you to go back your own super easy Halloween candle holders. If you use either one of these methods, send us some pictures on our Facebook or email us at email@example.com and we’ll get them up on our Bragging Right’s page!
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